Chocolate Sorbet and a Giveaway
Even though we still have few months before we can start enjoying the warm temperatures of Summer, I decided to jump ahead and pull out my ice cream maker to make this ever so tempting chocolate sorbet. I just couldn’t resist.
If you know me, you know about my chocolate obsession. For me, when it comes to picking a flavor, my choice is always the same, chocolate. I wanted to create a healthier chocolate sorbet recipe without sacrificing the flavor. Well, isn’t that always the challenge? This one contains water, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla extract, cardamom and a very good quality chocolate, Valrhona to be precise.
Despite not using milk or eggs in this recipe, this came out creamy. Really creamy. Even after resting overnight in the freezer, this heavenly treat was not hard to scoop out. The deep chocolate flavor really comes through in each spoon you put in your mouth, leaving a trail of cardamom behind.
And to keep up with my Summer spirit, I’m giving away one sizzle platter and two sizzle pans from the grill king himself, Bobby Flay courtesy of Kohl’s. No need to wait until the snow melts away when you can be grilling right over your stove top with his indoor grilling collection.
Rules to enter the giveaway,
1. answer the following question on the comment section of this blog:
What’s your favorite Summer vegetable?
Pirizes (One pan or platter per winner):
2 Sizzle Pans with trivet 10.25″ x 6.88″
1 Sizzle Platter 16″ x 9″
Valid within the continental US
The three lucky winners will be randomly picked and announced next Thursday, March 7.
CONTEST CLOSED. Winners Announced!
Prices have been claimed. Congrats to the winners. _____________________________________________
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cardamon
6oz chocolate, chopped
In a large pot, mix together the water, cocoa powder, cardamon and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil whisking constantly until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Be careful, once the mixture starts to boil will rise. Take the pot of the heat and add the chocolate and vanilla, do not stir. Let it sit for a minute then whisk well until the chocolate has melted. Let it cool completely then refrigerate for 3 hours or until well chilled. Pour the chocolate into an ice cream maker and follow manufacture’s instructions.