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Chocolate Sorbet

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On August 16, 2010 @ 1:41 pm In desserts,frozen treats | 39 Comments

chocolate sorbet vegan ice cream gluten free

This gluten free, dairy free and vegan Chocolate Sorbet recipe is an oldie but goodie from my recipe archives. What are these archives of which I speak? A binder with more than a thousand of my unpublished recipes. Anyway, this frozen treat is one of my mother-in-law’s favorite gluten free desserts, and she asks me to make it every time she comes to visit us.

Chocolate Sorbet is a perfect treat for summer parties, makes a great dessert after a simple family meal and is a wonderful snack for children.  Speaking of children, it’s challenging to accept that today is my boys last day of summer; they return to school tomorrow!  Vacation flew by and is over far too soon.

One great thing about this summer?  It is the first one that I was well enough to really keep up with the boys, and we had a fabulous time together. 

We went to the pool, the reservoir, had some nice picnics and hung out by the creek as well.  With more energy, grocery shopping became a fun expedition with them, rather than an exhausting outing.  And by the way, they are fabulous baggers;  they also load up the car and take the bags in when we get home.  We have been quite the team this summer (they’ve even tested recipes for me) and had an amazing time.

Vegan Chocolate Sorbet
2 cups water
¼ cup agave nectar or honey
1 cup chocolate chunks

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat water and agave, stirring until agave is dissolved
  2. Remove from heat, mix in chocolate chips, stir until chocolate chips are completely melted
  3. Blend mixture in a vitamix
  4. Cool mixture in freezer for 1 hour
  5. Add to your ice cream maker, following directions per your machine
  6. Serve

I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy, yummy frozen dessert recipe.  I love that it meets the dietary needs of a diverse array of folks –gluten free, dairy free and vegan.

Gluten free has made it to Parents Magazine.  Several of my recipes (Vanilla Almond Butter and Banana Sandwich & Krispy Kale Chips) will be featured in their September issue in an article called “Pack Lunch like a Celebrity Chef.” Yes, they called me a celebrity, if you can believe that! Make sure you check out all the other celebrity chefs and their lunch ideas.

The giveaway for a Ball Canning Discovery Kit is still happening. If you would like to participate make sure you enter by this Wednesday, August 18th. See my Dill Pickles post for more information. Stay tuned to Elana’s Pantry for more giveaways this week!


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