Watermelon Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Fresh pureed watermelon, low sugar and non-fat,  chocolate sorbet is is the perfect summer sweet treat.

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It is Recipe Redux time. What is Recipe Redux? It is a fun, healthy recipe challenge that was started by registered dietitians and is now open to any healthy food blogger. Each month, we are given a theme and challenged to make a healthy, delicious recipe celebrating that theme. This month the theme is, drum roll please, spirits as in alcohol. Oh la la, I like that theme. I’m not a big drinker; two is my limit, but I do enjoy a good cocktail and love to cook with wine. I actually already had a few recipes that use wine that I could have used but that didn’t seem to fit into the spirit of the challenge. I wanted to do something with spirits that I hadn’t done before.

Since I was also planning on making a chocolate sorbet, I decided to combine the two. Alcohol doesn’t freeze, so adding it to a frozen dessert like a sorbet, makes it less icy. Oh yes baby, better texture and with the right spirit, amped up flavor. Plus it ticks another box off my daughter’s and mine summer to-do list. I’m a multi-tasking genius! I used up half of a watermelon that was on its last legs, I made something for Recipe Redux, I completed another task off the summer to do list and I thoroughly enjoyed eating it. Oh, I wish everyday could be that easy.

 

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In this chocolate sorbet recipe, I used St. Germaine, a french liquor made of elder flowers. Now this is a pricey bottle of alcohol. I have it on hand because I love to make cocktails with it and a little, I mean a little, goes a long way. This bottle is going to last me for years to come. It has a fruity floral flavor, which I thought would match nicely with the watermelon. If you don’t want to buy a bottle, you can substitute Cassis, Grand Marnier, or any currant flavored liqueur. Don’t’ have those? Triple Sec would work but would give more of an orange flavor. A fruit flavored vodka would be a good substitute, too.

 

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I’m sure the question about whether this Watermelon Chocolate Sorbet is child friendly will pop up. Yes it has alcohol in it, about 5 teaspoons. Since there are 8 servings, that means each serving has a little over half of teaspoon of alcohol. So yes, I would let my little one have a scoop. That is about the same alcohol she would get in something I used vanilla extract in. You decide what is best for your family. They are your children and you are the best person to make those type of decisions for them. You can also omit the alcohol. It does add a little taste and definitely adds to the texture but the Watermelon Dark Chocolate Sorbet will still be delish.

 

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Watermelon Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Prep Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 hour
Calories 66 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups watermelon chunks seeded
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. St. Germaine
  • ½ cup mini dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place sugar and water in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for about 1 minute, or until water boils. Stir to dissolve the sugar and let cool completely.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree watermelon, lime juice and St. Germaine.
  4. Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice cream maker. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your ice cream maker.
  6. Spoon into a freezer safe container and freeze until firm, about 1hour.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 4  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Dark Chocolate Sorbet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. I'm not a big drinker either, but this sorbet looks so refreshing! Great for summer!
  2. I love the back lighting of that top image!
  3. This looks amazingly delish! I love that the St. Germaine improves the texture...and the chocolate chips...just a little extra goodness!
  4. This sorbet looks so light and refreshing! I never would have thought to pair watermelon with chocolate. Your photos are beautiful too, I love the sweet life spoon, how cute!
  5. Wow, what a perfect combination for an ice cream :-) This looks delicious for both kids and adults.
  6. Love the floral notes of St. Germaine...beautiful combination!
  7. What an interesting combination! This looks so refreshing and light. Love it!
  8. This sorbet looks amazing! Love everything that's in it and have it all on hand, but no ice cream maker. Can I make it without one? I may just try!
  9. I love watermelon AND chocolate so this would be a great dessert for me! I don't drink very much, but I've tried elderflower liqueur before and it was pretty tasty :)
  10. Mmmm watermelon is the BEST in the summer! This looks delish!!
  11. This looks absolutely AMAZING! It is screaming my name right now! This will DEFINITELY be added to my list of summer treats!
  12. I've been looking for a reason to buy St. Germaine! And I should know this...but forget. I usually don't make sorbet because I don't like that it turns so rock hard, but alcohol is the solution...thanks for the scoop...pun intended! (:
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Serena, It will still be pretty hard with the amount I put in but not quite as bad. You can always add a little more :)
  13. This looks amazing. I have all these ingredients in my pantry even the Elderflower. The trouble would be keeping it away from the kids. Wow. Yum.

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