23 August 2008

Chocolate Orange Sorbet


















I have been thinking about making this sorbet for a while. I love eating a dollop of dark chocolate ice cream alongside a fruity sorbet, so I thought it would be fun to combine the two. Dark chocolate and orange is such a delicious flavour combination.

Chocolate Orange Sorbet

4 oranges, peeled
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
4 tsp Green & Black's Organic Cocoa Powder
1 tbsp cointreau


Whizz all the ingredients in a blender, until smooth. If you don't want the juicy bits in the sorbet, sieve the juice. Blend the juice in an ice cream machine or freeze in a container and whip up every few hours.















Heaven on a spoon!

28 comments:

  1. Except for the Cointreau (is it orangey? Or chocolatey?) that sounds easy -- I've got everything in the house (except for a sorbet maker!).

    Thought I'd share >THIS with you, since you're someone who likes to play with your food.

    Cheers!

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  2. Sounds fabulous (and so funny we both blogged about frozen desserts around the same time!).

    Love the new look as well--much easier on the (too old, in my case) eyes! :)

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  3. Hi Tadmack, I loved that slideshow, it was amazing and yet sometimes a bit freaky. I think I am going to watch it again :)

    Hey Ricki, I thought it was time for a bit of a change. Not sure I have the finished article yet.

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  4. chocolate and orange are one of my favourite combinations. I too love to order a chocolate and a fruit gelati (usually some sort of berry but must try an orange one with chocolate come summer).

    After seeing your comment to Ricki I am not sure if I should comment on your new look - so I will just say it looks good but I am now curious to see if there are other changes!

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  5. Wow, that sounds amazing! I've been churning out tons of frozen desserts this summer, but there's always room in the fridge for one more... ;)

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  6. Love these ingredients and I'm sure they are great together too! Summer proudly hangs out around here so we need all the frozen desserts we can get.

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  7. Love the new layout! Looks fantastic.

    The sorbet looks gorgeous, and I adore Green & Black's products.

    Thanks for a great post!

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  8. Hi Johanna, Mmmmmm, I want some berry ice cream now!

    Just some tweeking to do until I am happy with it.

    Hi Hannah, it has only been sorbets for me this summer, I haven't made any ice cream yet.

    HeyLore, so that is where summer disappeared to. Could you arrange for some of it to head over to Scotland :)

    Thank you Vegan Cowgirl :)

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  9. Something that has the words chocolate, orange and sorbet in it's title has to be good! I like the new colour!

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  10. Thanks Silvie, still tinkering :)

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  11. Love your new header Holler. Only thing better might be this chocolate orange combo. I love Terry's chocolate oranges at Christmas..a family favourite:D

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  12. Thanks Val :)
    I like Terry's Chocolate Orange too, but I find one slice is enough of a chocolate hit for me.

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  13. The best flavour combo ever!! I will have to try this very soon, especially since I now have an ice cream maker!

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  14. Hi Beth, It is really, really good! Remember to strain it if you don't want the juicy bits :)

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  15. That seemed like a speedy decision Katerina :)

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  16. Wow great combination looks very tempting....makes me want to buy an icecream maker asap :)

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  17. Oh what a lovely combo, mmm!

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  18. Hi Usha, my ice cream maker is one of my better used gadgets. Well in the summer anyway. Breadmaker, what? What breadmaker :)

    Hi Diann, I think Graham is starting to cotton on that I put a little alcohol in it so I can have it all to my self. He can smell the stuff in food at 50 paces. *evil laugh*

    Thanks Pia :)

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  19. Ooohhhh...that sounds heavenly. I've been making David Lebovitz' fabulous chocolate sorbet all summer but chocolate with orange is even better.

    Speaking of which, tomorrow I hope to post about a delicious chocolate orange cake I made for my little one's birthday.....

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  20. YUM. That's all I have to say. I'm off to try this by hand (no ice cream maker :( )

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  21. Such a great combo! It would make a really nice sorbet.

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  22. Oh. My. Word. That sounds so wonderful. I love it.

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  23. I must say, never had a choc sorbet. I always associate it with fruit. Now, I need some!

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  24. Hi Ima, I am coming over to see that cake!

    It will be just as good lysy :)

    I think you would really enjoy it Kevin!

    Thanks Antonia :)

    Make some David, you know you want to! Leave the cointreau out so your little sweetie pie can have some too :)

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  25. How cool and refreshing :). I like the combination of chocolate and orange; always a winner!

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  26. That looks amazing! I love chocolate orange at Christmas time, it always gets me into the festive spirit!

    Lauren x

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