Sugar Free Chocolate Sorbet

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Sugar Free Chocolate Sorbet – A guilt-free treat for those hot Summer days

gluten free | dairy free | cane-sugar free | paleo | vegan | vegetarian

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I actually made this for lunch on Friday. Why? Well why not!? – It’s so low-calorie and healthy it’s not funny. Made with cacao powder, a couple of fresh dates, hazelnuts and ice, there’s nothing to stop you. It’s clean, light, but delicious and satisfying.  I can’t wait to make it again!

Before you start – a few tips and tricks are as follows:

  1. You need a super high powered appliance like a Vitamix blender or thermomix – basically anything that’s capable of churning-up ice. If you can’t tick this box, then you’ll have to sit this one out I’m sorry.
  2. I used ice, but to enhance the quality, you could freeze an ice-tray filled with almond milk, coconut milk or any other favourite milk – I’m going to try this method next time.
  3. I’ve added 2-3 tbsp of nut milk, coconut milk or water to the ingredients list, but this is only to be added if required to get the blender going. Sometimes that little extra bit of liquid is all that’s needed to get things whizzing along!
  4. This recipe does not store well in that if it’s left in the freezer, it will turn to ice – thus it’s best consumed immediately.
  5. As I’m off sugar my idea of sweet might be different to yours, so taste it first – if it’s not sweet enough, just add another date or two.

I hope these pointers are helpful and I hope you enjoy it!

PS – If you find that it melts faster than you like, then you can also pop it in a cup with a straw and call it a frappe! Either way, it’s still a winner!

Makes: 1 XL serve/ 2 modest serves
Preparation time: 5 minutes

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Tools

  • Vitamix Blender OR Thermomix OR other heavy-duty blender/processor

Ingredients

  • 2 heaped (as high as you can) dessertspoons raw cacao powder
  • 4 heaped tbsp quality coconut cream
  • 1 tray ice-cubes
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 handful raw hazelnuts (optional)
  • 2-3 tbsp nut milk OR coconut milk OR water, but only if required to get the blender going

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Method

  • Place all ingredients except the nut milk in a Vitamix, or other high-powered, ice-crushing device. Smash it up until it resembles sorbet.
  • If it’s having trouble getting going, add the small quantity of nut milk to help it along.
  • Do not store. Serve and consume immediately.

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