Chocolate-Earl Grey Sorbet
From EatingWell: Fall 2003
Earl Grey tea is flavored with the peel of bergamot, a small citrus fruit grown in Italy. Bergamot flesh is very acidic, but the peel is prized for its fragrant oil. The tea adds a hint of citrus and tannins to make this cool chocolate sorbet even more refreshing.
- 4 cups water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 Earl Grey tea bags, (see Tip)
- 1 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, (see Ingredient note)
- 1 ounce good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- Bring water and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan. Add tea bags and remove from the heat. Cover the pan and steep for 15 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and discard. Place the pan over medium-high heat and slowly add cocoa, whisking until smooth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly, about 20 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat. Add chocolate and stir until completely melted and smooth. Pass through a strainer into a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours.
- Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. (Alternatively, freeze in a shallow metal pan until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth.) The sorbet should be thick and icy after processing. If you prefer it firmer, place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 days. If it becomes too firm, let soften in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving. | Equipment: Ice cream maker or food processor
- Tip: If you are not fond of Earl Grey tea, use 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest instead.
- Ingredient note: Dutch-process cocoa is treated with alkali to neutralize its natural acidity. This process produces cocoa that is darker and has a mellower chocolate flavor than regular cocoa. Some brands to look for: Droste, Schokinag, Bensdorp, Pernigotti (www.kingarthurflour.com; www.penzeys.com; www.worldpantry.com).
Per serving: 147 calories; 3 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 0 g fiber; 3 mg sodium; 361 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrates, 1/2 fat
More From EatingWell
If you work out in the morning, refuel with one of these...
Our healthy Labor Day recipes are a delicious way to...
One-pot recipes are the perfect solution for easy weeknight...
Our healthy stir-fry recipes are full of fiber-rich...
Packed with a bounty of nutrients as well as fiber, green...
Store-bought packaged foods can make cooking or baking easier...
Whether grilled, seared, broiled, baked or made into burgers...
Whether you’re roasting beets, serving them sliced on a salad...
Celebrate summer with our summer dessert recipes made with...In the dog days of summer, you don’t have to turn on your stove...
When summer tomatoes from backyard gardens and farmstands hit...
In celebration of EatingWell's 10th anniversary we picked our...
These easy weeknight suppers are inspired by the bountiful...
Take advantage of summer's bounty of fresh produce with these...
Muffin tins are great for making more than just muffins,...
Use your charcoal grill or gas grill for more than just...
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- More than 1 hour
- Fall 2003