One of my favorite summer produce items are cherries. They are delicious right out of a bowl or as a cobbler. I found this recipe for Cherry Chocolate Sorbet and knew it would end up making an appearance.
Honestly the one thing that delayed me was that I kept forgetting to put the bowl of my ice creamer maker in the freezer.
The flavor is fantastic. The consistency is not as soft as I would like. I think the mixture contains a bit too much water which makes the sorbet hard and grainy. So, reduce the water and start pitting some cherries; this is a great late summer dessert!
Cherry Chocolate Sorbet
adapted from The Essential Vegetarian Cookbook
2 cups of cherries, pitted
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cup of water
1 tsp of vanilla
Place the cherries in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Combine in a medium bowl with the sugar, cocoa powder, water, and vanilla. Mix well with a whisk being sure there are no lumps of cocoa. refrigerate this mixture for 1 hour. Add to the bowl (frozen) of an ice creamer make and prepare according to the manufacturer's instructions. Enjoy!