so, heat wave. again. by which i mean, i think summer is always just hot and somewhere around the 47th shovelful of snow, we manage to forget this every year. and then we’re surprised every. single. time. when it gets hot again (like always).
it’s a new theory i’m working on, in between bites of the most intensely chocolaty, frozen-and-refreshing-but-not-icerock-hard, spicy chocolate truffle sorbet.
see, here’s the thing: i love chocolate. and ice cream. yet i generally hate chocolate ice cream. like its melted cousin, chocolate milk, neither chocolate ice cream nor chocolate milk have nearly enough chocolate flavor for me. when i make hot chocolate in the winter, you can nearly stand a spoon up in it, it’s so thick and chocolaty.
so naturally, now that it’s hot out (surprise!), i want an intensely chocolaty *frozen* dessert. cool. refreshing. not just barely chocolate flavored.
in terms of intense chocolate flavor, the cinnamon double chocolate cookies i posted a few months back are certainly suitable. no matter how much i love them, however, we are not turning the oven on, oh no. we’re in a heat wave, haven’t you heard?
those cookies served as my inspiration, though, and i basically just lifted the spices (cinnamon and cayenne) directly from that cookie recipe and plunked them down in (an ever so slightly modified version of) david lebovitz’s chocolate sorbet recipe.
and basically instantly knew that i had found what i was after when i couldn’t stop eating spoonfuls of the mixture before it even hit the ice cream maker. (that’s basically my litmus test: does this future ice cream taste good enough as lukewarm soup so as to justify spinning it in the ice cream maker for 30+ minutes? here, a clear yes.)
several of the sites that i found with this recipe remarked on how scoopable and non-icy the sorbet is, even straight from the freezer after it’s been in there for a few days. and it’s all true. should your container of spicy chocolate truffle sorbet manage to last more than a few days, you need not fear that it will get icy and generally less good as it waits patiently for your next chocolate craving.
though i sort of suspect that once you have a container of this in your freezer, heat wave or no, it won’t be there for too terribly long…
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