2.28.2013

Chocolate Sorbet and a Giveaway


Even though we still have few months before we can start enjoying the warm temperatures of Summer, I decided to jump ahead and pull out my ice cream maker to make this ever so tempting chocolate sorbet. I just couldn't resist. 


If you know me, you know about my chocolate obsession. For me, when it comes to  picking a flavor, my choice is always the same, chocolate. I wanted to create a healthier chocolate sorbet recipe without sacrificing the flavor. Well, isn't that always the challenge? This one contains water, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla extract, cardamom and a very good quality chocolate, Valrhona  to be precise. 



Despite not using milk or eggs in this recipe, this came out creamy.  Really creamy. Even after resting overnight in the freezer, this heavenly treat was not hard to scoop out. The deep chocolate flavor really comes through in each spoon you put in your mouth, leaving a trail of cardamom behind.



And to keep up with my Summer spirit, I'm giving away one sizzle platter and two sizzle pans from the grill king himself, Bobby Flay courtesy of Kohl's. No need to wait until the snow melts away when you can be grilling right over your stove top with his indoor grilling collection. 








Rules to enter the giveaway, 



1. answer the following question on the comment section of this blog:

    What's your favorite Summer vegetable? 

2. Follow Delicious Shots on Twitter or Facebook

3. Follow Kohl's on Twitter or Facebook


Pirizes (One pan or platter per winner):

2 Sizzle Pans with trivet 10.25" x 6.88" 
1 Sizzle Platter 16" x 9" 

Valid within the continental US

The three lucky winners will be randomly picked and announced next Thursday, March 7.
Good Luck!

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CONTEST CLOSED.
Winners Announced!
Prices have been claimed. Congrats to the winners. 
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Ingredients:

2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cardamon 
6oz chocolate, chopped

In a large pot, mix together the water, cocoa powder, cardamon and sugar. Bring the mixture to
a boil whisking constantly until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Be careful, once the mixture
starts to boil will rise. Take the pot of the heat and add the chocolate and vanilla, do not stir.
Let it sit for a minute then whisk well until the chocolate has melted. Let it cool completely
then refrigerate for 3 hours or until well chilled. Pour the chocolate into an ice cream maker
and follow manufacture's instructions. 








41 comments:

  1. A well written post. Liked your description of things.
    Favorite summer veggie? Couldnt you ask for summer fruit? Well, i pick peas as my favorite. Good night delicious shots.

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  2. Favorite summer veggie is definitely peas picked straight from the garden.

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  3. Favorite summer veggie is definitely peas picked straight from the garden.

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  4. Ohmm! for once again, what a stunning post my dear! i really adore all your posts :)
    so, my favourite summer veggie is eggplant!

    have a nice weekend you and your family!

    xxxFiC.

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  5. yum!! Summer veggie: grilled zucchini! yes please!!

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  6. yum, your rock!!!
    Summer veggie: grilled zucchini, yes please!!

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  7. Your blog is absolutely beautiful! I found it a few weeks ago and have since looked at every single post and even made a few things.
    My favorite summer vegetable (even thought I'm not sure it's technically a veggie) would definitely have to be squash. Any kind of squash. I love it grilled and in stir fry and even in enchiladas and tamales.

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  8. I can't wait to try this. I recently made Jeni's Splended Ice Cream's Salted Caramel Ice Cream and while delicious, it is not the best for you. :)

    My favorite summer veggie is a ripe heirloom tomato. If that doesn't count as a veggie, then I love fresh green beans.

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  9. My favorite Summer vegetable would have to be all my garden variety tomatoes.
    cjbrick@ymail.com

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  10. I Follow Delicious Shots on Twitter and Facebook

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  11. I Follow Kohl's on Twitter and Facebook

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  12. I like Zucchini
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  13. I Follow you on twitter(Kellysaver)
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  14. I Follow Kohl's on twitter(Kellysaver)
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  15. My favorite summer veggie is corn on the grill

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  16. Definitely avocados. I think they might be fruit, but whatever; they are green.
    I follow you and Kohls :)

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  17. i haven't tried to make ice cream or sorbets at home, hope soon. your chocolate sorbet looks so delicious, even in winter.

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  18. Squash is my Summer fave. Makes me wanna start a garden every year but *sigh* I have yet to do so.

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  19. I love love love heirloom tomatoes!

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  20. Favorite summer vegetable is corn

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  21. I'm following Delicious Shots on Facebook as Elis Brockway
    elis[dot]brockway[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. I'm following Kohl's on Facebook as Elis Brockway
    elis[dot]brockway[at]gmail[dot]com

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  23. My favorite vegetable is actually a fruit - the tomato! Can't get enough of them. If I need to pick a true veggie, it's sweet corn.

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  24. I like you on Facebook (Eat Drink Cleveland)

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  25. Mushrooms! Corn is another fave and so is zucchini.

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  26. My favorite summer vegetable is squash.

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  27. I Follow Delicious Shots on Twitter and Facebook

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  28. I Follow Kohl's on Twitter and Facebook

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  29. My favorite is fried okra. Without the batter, not so much.

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  30. I Follow Delicious Shots on Twitter and Facebook

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  31. I 3. Follow Kohl's on Twitter and Facebook

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  32. I love tomatoes.

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  33. I follow you on twitter.

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  34. I follow Kohl's on twitter.

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  35. liked delicious shots on facebook

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  36. My favorite summer vegetable is cucumbers.

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