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chocolate frozen sorbet in a glass dish

Chocolate Sorbet

This vegan Chocolate Sorbet is made with only 5 ingredients. Rich and creamy and completely dairy-free! No ice cream maker required. Gluten-free.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French, Italian
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4.5
Calories 281kcal
Author Tessa



  • Prepare the base: Add water, cocoa powder, organic cane sugar, and salt to a medium saucepan. Whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, remove from heat and whisk in chocolate chips until melted. Add vanilla extract, almond extract, and vodka (optional). Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Chill and freeze: Remove bowl from the refrigerator and whisk mixture to reintegrate. Fill an ice cube tray with chilled chocolate mixture. Place ice cube tray in the freezer for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  • Prepare for blending: Transfer chocolate cubes to the bowl of a food processor. You may need to allow cubes to soften for 5 minutes before running the food processor. Process the cubes starting on low speed and eventually running on high speed, stopping when needed to wipe down sides. Process until smooth.
  • Freeze the sorbet: Transfer chocolate sorbet to an airtight container and store in the freezer. It may need to be chilled in the freezer prior to serving if consistency is softer than desired.
  • To serve: Allow the chocolate sorbet to soften at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. Top with freeze-dried strawberries or sea salt if desired.


*Vodka helps prevents iciness. Omit if desired. If not using, pull sorbet out of freezer for about 5-10 minutes before serving to allow to soften.
Adapted from David Lebowitz's Chocolate Sorbet.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 54g | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg