It’s clearly winter out there and yet here I am cranking out some yummy sorbet. I can’t help myself. I read this post on Smitten Kitchen and it just sounded too easy and too divine. I love making sorbet, usually yummy fruity ones, like Pineapple & Mango or Raspberry. There is usually very little preparation work and just a short list of ingredients. The ice cream maker does all the work. My ice cream maker was actually one of the first appliances I bought for my house. It’s a Cuisinart and it has been critical in opening up the world of frozen dessert to me. The only complaint, which most people seem to have, is that it is quite noisy. So noisy, that I’ve put the ice cream maker in the bathroom, the basement and the spare room with the door shut to keep the noise down while it churns up frozen goodness. The noise is a very small price to pay for the results. Homemade sorbets and ice creams taste completely different.

As I was pouring the liquid sorbet into the ice cream maker, I just knew this was going to be an easy favourite. The chocolate upon chocolate flavour, with a hint of vanilla, is a delightful way to feed a craving. This recipe is going into my permanent collection. It’s beyond delicious.

Another chocolatey favourite of mine are these Bloomin’ Brilliant Brownies by Jamie Oliver.