Chocolate-Earl Grey Sorbet

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 4h 15m

6 servings, 1/2 cup each

Earl Grey tea is flavored with the peel of bergamot, a small citrus fruit grown in Italy. Bergamot flesh is very acidic, but the peel is prized for its fragrant oil. The tea adds a hint of citrus and tannins to make this cool chocolate sorbet even more refreshing.

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 days. If it becomes too firm, let soften in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving. | Equipment: Ice cream maker or food processor


  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped


Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the tea bags and remove from the heat. Cover the pan and steep for 15 minutes.

Remove the tea bags and discard. Place the pan over medium-high heat and slowly add the cocoa, whisking until smooth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly, about 20 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat. Add the chocolate and stir until completely melted and smooth. Pass through a strainer into a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours.

Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. (Alternatively, freeze in a shallow metal pan until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth). The sorbet should be thick and icy after processing. If you prefer it firmer, place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9482

nutrition information per serving

147 calories; 3g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 3mg sodium; 35g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.


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