5.13.2012

Bittersweet Chocolate Sorbet with Coconut Rum Sauce


One: you know I'm not a chocoholic, so
Two: if I post a chocolate recipe, it's going to be really, really special and
Three: prepare to enter chocolate heaven.....yes, it really IS as dark as it looks.

Nick Malgieri's book Chocolate is definitely a chocolate-lovers dream. I wouldn't normally make something as densely chocolate as this, but the sauce, oh my. THE SAUCE. You're going to make this sauce over and over and not just for this ice cream either. I even wish I'd made it to top my mother's Prune Whip in my last post. Or how about a rum coconut floating island?

But on top of this deep, dark, decadent sorbet, it's perfection.


Bittersweet Chocolate Sorbet with Coconut Rum Sauce
From Chocolate by Nick Malgieri


Yields 6 servings or 1 1/2 pints

Ingredients:
For the sorbet:

1/2 cup granulated sugar 
2 cups water 
1/2 cup light corn syrup 
3 ounces unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used Scharffen Berger Bittersweet 70% Cacao Chocolate) 
2/3 cup cocoa powder

Method:
For the sorbet:

In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and light corn syrup to a boil. Take the saucepan off the heat and add the chocolate. Let stand for 2 minutes before whisking smooth.
Sift the cocoa powder through a fine strainer into a small bowl. Whisk the syrup mixture into the cocoa in three steps. This will prevent the cocoa from getting lumpy. Cool mixture in the fridge for at least two hours.
Freeze the mixture in an ice cream freezer, following the directions according to your own machine.


Place the sorbet in an airtight container and freeze for at least two hours before serving.

Coconut Rum Sauce


Ingredients:

4 egg yolks, lightly beaten 
1 cup canned coconut cream (such as Coco Lopez) 
1 cup milk 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 tablespoons white rum

Method:

Place the egg yolks in a bowl.
Bring the coconut cream and milk to a boil in a saucepan. Beat a third of the coconut liquid into the yolks. Return to the saucepan and cook over low, whisking until the mixture thickens slightly. Do not allow to boil.
Strain the sauce into a bowl and cool it. Stir in the vanilla and white rum. A spoonful (or more) of the sauce can be poured over each serving of sorbet.



37 comments:

  1. Fantastic! That is something I'll have to make this summer...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. What a delicious looking sorbet and sauce. Almost like a Mounds Bar.

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  3. Looks fantastic. I'd love that deep, dark chocolate with the coconut rum flavor, what a delicious combination!

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  4. I am the same way Barbara, not a big chocolate fan, so If you see it on my blog, it's got to be good. :) With all that said, I must try this one!

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  5. Oh.My.

    What did you do with it after you taste-tested? That will tell me whether I need to make it tonight or wait and serve it at the first Exec Comm meeting in June.

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  6. Today is unusually warm over here and this is a perfect treat!

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  7. OMGoodness! That sounds amazing! I love Nick Malgieri and have his "How to Bake" book, but not the chocolate one. It's nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog. I'm your newest follower.

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  8. This looks so deep and decadent -- I love it! When it comes to chocolate, the darker the better, I say. Sounds perfect with that coconut sauce, Barbara.

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  9. mmm...i bet the coconut goes well with the chocolate...you have my mouth watering...smiles.

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  10. If it's sorbet, that means I can have four scoops, right? LOL

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  11. Oh Barbara...I love the look and the sound of this ice cream...another recipe that I am saving for my ice cream maker...love the coconut rum sauce :)
    Thanks for this recipe and hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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  12. nice sorbet...even better sauce. sprinkle some almonds on top and voila--it's a chilled almond joy! :)

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  13. Yum! I am salivating just at the name! It is so beautiful too!

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  14. Oh, yes, I had to pin it too! People will be swooning!!!!!

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  15. Can't wait to try this! Love chocolate sorbet..

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  16. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  17. BARBARA!

    YOU TOO? YOU TOO ARE NOT among the ranks of chocolate fanatics? I do not have to have chocolate, but I do put cocoa in my yogurt and enjoy that with nuts and frozen cherries, but I will not go out of my way to eat chocolate, but THIS MUST BE A KILLER DILLER GOOD RECIPE! It looks amazing!

    THANK YOU for coming to visit me. Please let me know if you would like to participate or not in the Paris link party! NOW YOU WOULD BE FABULOUS as you just might come up with a great French inspired recipe and one good photo! The point is to offer an array of PARIS THEMED ideas of ANY KIND and of course, CUISINE is your specialty! Let me know!!!! Anita

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  18. Ooooo! THANK YOU!!! I will give more info later. I knew you could come up with something!! Have a wonderful day, Barbara! Anita

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  19. Ben wants me to make this for him!

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  20. I have admitted before, I am a chocoholic. This is a fabulous recipe... that sauce too... I can imagine it on a million cakes and 'puddings'. I see why you are over the moon about it. I must say, anytime I've made something you have swooned over, I am bowled over. You bat 1000 on these recipes.

    Thanks for sharing... can't wait to make it!

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  21. Sounds fantastic, and I'm not even a coconut lover. I am, however, a chocolate lover. This is a perfect summer dessert.

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  22. Barbara, the sauce is amazing, absolutely amazing. It will be making its way from your kitchen to mine :-).
    I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. As a chocoholic, I say thank you times one million for sharing this one. YUM!

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  24. You are making it VERY difficult for me to resist buying an ice cream machine. GAH! This looks amazing!

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  25. I am not as crazy about chocolate as most of the people I know, but I do love chocolate ice cream...

    looks wonderful...

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  26. That is just plain dreamy! It's time to break out the ice cream machine!

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  27. Well, I am a choc-)oholic :) This does sound like a very special sorbet - but only 3 oz of chocolate? ;-)

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  28. You bring out my inner chocolate fiend and give it relief - this looks awesome and delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  29. Well you may not be a chocoholic but I certainly am and this sounds like just my thing!

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  30. Oh boy. I'm trying to imagine the coconut rum sauce with the dark dark chocolate sorbet...love at first spoonful.

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  31. Wow! That coconut sauce sounds fantastic...What a wonderful combination of flavors:coconut/chocolate!!!

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  32. i go for the rum sauce very good !!pierre

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  33. THis is simply delectable - I want to jump in and clean that bowl!
    Mary x

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  34. I'll be distracted for the rest of the day by this coconut rum sauce! It looks amazing over the chocolate sorbet. Looks like a must try.

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  35. I'm not really a chocoholic either, but I'll take your word on this one! I love a sauce that can be so versatile.

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  36. Sounds like a recipe that I need to try.
    Mimi

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