Chocolate Sherbet Recipe
For those of you wondering what the difference between ‘sorbet’ and ‘sherbet’ is, a sorbet has no dairy or eggs in it, and sherbet is usually made with milk or egg whites. Of course, there’s those rogues out there adding a bit of cream or whatever, but that’s the story on that and any variations aren’t authorized by me. And as you know, the ice cream (and sherbet) buck stops here. If you’re avoiding milk, you could use a non-dairy alternative, such as rice, coconut, almond, or soy milk. Or if you prefer, you can replace the milk with water to make Chocolate Sorbet.
I’m a big fan of full-flavored sherbets such as this, because it’s much more refreshing in the summer than a full-on scoop of Chocolate Ice Cream. I refer to scoops this size as “European-style”—since it’s so intense, one modest scoop is big enough on flavor to satisfy my craving for chocolate. And anyone whose walked away from Berthillon in Paris, wondering if they really meant to to you that much (or actually, that little) sorbet or ice cream, one lick is usually all it takes to realize that it’s enough.
Another reason I’m particularly-interested in lighter fare right now is that I just bought a couple of pairs of pants at les soldes (the sales) this week and no matter how much tugging and yanking I did, I realized that I had to do at the French department store, Men’s-Department Walk of Shame, and go from the dressing room back to the rack, to grab the next size. Yes, looking good is extremely important here, but to me, breathing isn’t optional.
While I’m confident that the two pairs that didn’t quite fit were both mis-marked, I’m taking a breather from rich desserts for awhile. But I’m not ready to give up chocolate. Let’s not get that crazy.
Ice Cream-Making Links & Recipes
Easy Chocolate Ice Cream (Recipe)
Vanilla Ice Cream (Recipe)
Agave-Sweetened Chocolate Ice Cream (Recipe)
Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream (Recipe)
The Best Chocolate Sauce (Recipe)
Candied Bacon Ice Cream (Recipe)
The Perfect Scoop (Amazon)