Posted by: Jason Wood | July 26, 2009

Strawberry Chocolate Sorbet

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With strawberry season still going strong I thought it about time to make a great summer treat and so came up with this strawberry sorbet with dark chocolate mixed in. Sweet but with just that little hint of dark chocolate to offset it. Oh so yummy!

First thing you will need is about five cups of strawberries chopped up and in a large mixing bowl.

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and then mix in 1 cup of sugar

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Now, the hardest part of this entire recipe – DON’T EAT ANY OF IT. Set it aside and leave if for an hour. Really. Come back in an hour and the sugar has combined with the strawberries to create a really thick, sweet strawberry sauce but if you eat it (and it is tempting) it won’t happen. So go read a book, do some laundry, play with the cat but don’t eat the yummy strawberries covered in sugar! If you can control yourself this is what you will have when you come back

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See at the top of the bowl? That is the yummy juice I was talking about. Mmmmm!

Ok, next add 1 cup of water and another cup of sugar

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Not much to see here, sorry, water is just not that exciting and the next cup of sugar just dissolves as soon as you pour it in.

Next, add three tablespoons of light corn syrup and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

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Stir all this up a bit and then scoop everything into a food processor. Depending on the size of your machine you may need to do this in two or three steps. It liquifies pretty darn quick and if you overload it you will lose all your strawberry goodness out the seams.

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Once this is done you need strain all the bigger chunks out. I used a plain old colander but I am sure there are fancier ways to do this, but use what you have, right?

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Take the bowl (see it underneath the green colander?) and stick it the fridge for at least 6 hours to cool it down. Then get your ice cream machine ready to go (hopefully you remembered to freeze the bowl for the machine, right?)

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Pour the cooled strawberry slurry into the bowl and start it going. It will take about 30 minutes or so to firm up. While this is spinning you can cut up the chocolate to add. I used about 1/4 cup of finely chopped dark chocolate

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With about ten minutes to go on the ice cream maker, add the chocolate

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You can serve it right away but it might be a little runny (which is fine of course, just depends on your preference). I poured mine into a large tupperware container, covered it up and stuck it in the freezer overnight to firm it up.

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Enjoy, and be sure to let me know how you like it!

Strawberry and Chocolate Sorbet

5 cups strawberries, chopped

2 cups sugar, divided

1 cup water

3 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 dark chocolate, finely chopped

Stir strawberries and 1 cup sugar together and leave sit for 1 hour. Add water and remaining cup of sugar, corn syrup and lemon juice. Stir together and process in blender or food processor. Strain into large bowl and refrigerate for six hours. Pour into ice cream maker and process for 30 minutes, adding chocolate in last ten minutes. Pour into large tupperware container and refrigerate overnight.

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Responses

  1. Wait a minute!! You have an electric ice cream maker? Cuisinart?
    Do you love it?

    I have the Donvier, exhausting hand-crank.

    This sounds wonderful (except – DARK chocolate?? Well, I know you love that, and I’d tolerate it!) and refreshing totally.

    Great photos!

    • courtesy of my Dad, he did not want it any longer, and I do love it, works really well.

  2. Well I sure hope the Hamilton Beach is as nice as the Cuisinart. You BAD person, you MADE me drive to Canadian Tire and then Walmart in search of an electric ice cream maker!

    They said they didn’t have them. Canadian Tire had the kind you can use when camping (the ball you roll and throw around), which sounded like too much work.

    Walmart also said they didn’t have them – but I knew they did, somewhere, and I found ONE in “seasonal.” Like there is a season for ice cream??

    Anyway, the freezer thing is in the freezer until tomorrow, and my first recipe will be Cardamom and Pistachio. I also want to try the Rum Punch one.

    You may have created a monster, Jason!

  3. Okay, YUM.
    I thought my vanilla/cardamom/pistachio/white cherry ice cream was good, but this strawberry chocolate shavings sorbet — AMAZING!!

    I was worried the strawberry flavour would be flat, watered-down, but it was amazing!! And the dark chocolate shavings were perfect, and I am not a dark chocolate fan.

    This recipe is a winner! Thank you for sharing, Jason.

  4. Hello! So glad to find your blog. I had no idea you had one. 🙂

    The recipe looks divine!!!!!

    • Who doesn’t have a blog now-a-days? : )

      The sorbet was almost too good for words! Mmmmm


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