Luscious dark chocolate, fresh raspberry purée, and just a bit of full-bodied stout is sure to please the palate of chocolate lovers... Raspberry Double Chocolate Sorbet with Stout is dairy-free, and oh-so-delicious!
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
~~ Linda Grayson
Do you love chocolate? Dark, milk, white? I LOVE dark chocolate, and typically walk away from the others... I went with double chocolate in my Raspberry Double Chocolate Sorbet with Stout - cocoa powder and a 70% dark chocolate bar. Mmmm. This sorbet is for my dark chocolate loving friends!
Back in early March when I tested and posted Pressure Cooker Irish Stew for St. Patrick's Day, I contemplated the possible uses for the remaining couple of beers in the 6-pack of Guinness Irish Stout I'd purchased for the recipe. It's not a beer I love to drink, and given my tendency to "count the cost" of consuming alcohol, I let it sit in the fridge for a few weeks.
Several years ago, my family introduced me to ice cream floats made with Young's Double Chocolate Stout. I seized upon this flavor combination in deciding how best to use those remaining bottles of stout... Chocolate and stout are an obvious pairing to me, but I was looking for a little more complexity. Raspberries work so well with chocolate, but I was a bit tentative on the chocolate/raspberry/stout combination. 😆
Making Double Chocolate Raspberry Sorbet with Stout
Make a simple chocolate syrup with water, cocoa, sugar, and sea salt. Add a bar of dark chocolate (chopped) to the hot syrup, and allow it to cool completely. Purée 6 ounces of raspberries with ½ cup of water, then strained them through a fine mesh sieve.
Combine the completely cooled chocolate with the raspberry purée and the stout. Chill well, and then freeze. It really is that simple!
As I've mentioned before, the alcohol improves the scoop-ability of the sorbet and adds luscious flavor and complexity (when done right!)... It's ¾ cup in 6-8 servings - not enough to "feel" it. 😉 So, what are you waiting for? You love easy, delicious, chocolate desserts? Give it a try!
Recommended Kitchen and Pantry Items:
- An electric Ice Cream Maker - reliable, small (won't take a huge amount of storage space), and perfect for quick desserts!
- A Fine Mesh Strainer - do you want seeds in your sorbet? I don't. 🙂
- 70% Dark Chocolate Bar - for the dark chocolate lover!
- 2 Ounce Ice Cream Scoop - heat conductive fluid inside the handle makes scooping easier!
- Insulated Ice Cream Tub - handles freezing conditions to store your homemade frozen confections!
- Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa - This is what I use, and I love it!
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