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Low FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Sorbet

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Our Low FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Sorbet, and its partner recipe, Low FODMAP Banana Coconut Sorbet, are both incredibly creamy, yet dairy-free being based on canned coconut milk. You do need an ice cream maker for these, but you will be rewarded with super smooth ice cream-like frozen treats. This one uses semisweet or bittersweet chocolate for the chocolate component. A 60% cacao mass chocolate is perfect.

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Coconut Milk & FODMAPs

We have an article for you called Is Coconut Low FODMAP? which will take you through various coconut products, from different kinds of coconut milk, coconut water and dried and fresh coconut.

For this recipe you need canned coconut milk. I use Thai Kitchen brand for its reliable flavor and texture. I have also had good luck with Whole Food’s house brand. Either way, use the full fat and not the “lite” variety for this Low FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Sorbet recipe.

I tried very hard to develop the recipe so that you just need 1 full can of coconut milk. Most cans are between 13-ounces and 14-ounces. Either will work.

Make sure that you buy unsweetened coconut milk and not anything sweetened like cream of coconut (which is often found at bars for pina coladas. BTW did you know that we have a LOFO Pina Colada?)

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Let’s Talk About Chocolate & FODMAPs

 Thankfully, chocolate –dark, milk and white – all have low FODMAP serving sizes. This Low FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Sorbet features dark chocolate and you can choose a semisweet or bittersweet. I like this recipe made with a chocolate with a 60% cacao content.

With 6-ounces (170 g) of dark chocolate in the entire recipe divided into 8 servings, you will be within low FODMAP portions.

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More Low FODMAP Frozen Desserts

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Low FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Sorbet

Our Low FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Sorbet, and its partner recipe, Low FODMAP Banana Coconut Sorbet, are both incredibly creamy, yet dairy-free being based on canned coconut milk. You do need an ice cream maker for these, but you will be rewarded with super smooth ice cream-like frozen treats. This one uses semisweet or bittersweet chocolate for the chocolate component. A 60% cacao mass chocolate is perfect.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 1 quart (960 ml); serving size 1/2 cup (120 ml); 8 servings

Makes: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes
Author: Dédé Wilson

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • ¾ cup (149 g) sugar
  • 6- ounces (170 g) finely chopped vegan semisweet or bittersweet chocolate; 60% cacao mass is perfect
  • 1, 13 to 14- ounce (370 g to 400 g) can of full fat coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toasted Coconut Flakes; optional

Preparation:

  1. Whisk the water and sugar together in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves and the mixture is very hot. Remove from heat, whisk in chocolate and allow to sit for 5 minutes. The residual heat will melt the chocolate. Whisk until smooth, then whisk in vanilla extract. Scrape into an airtight container and cool.
  2. Refrigerate 6 hours, or overnight then whisk well to make sure all the ingredients are well combined. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions. Freeze in airtight container and eat preferably within 4 days. Top with a few toasted coconut flakes, if you like.

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FODMAP Information

Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.

  • Chocolate: Monash University has lab tested dark, milk and white chocolate all have low FODMAP amounts: 85% dark at 20 g; dark at 30 g; milk at 20 g; white at 25 g.
  • Sugar: Monash University and FODMAP Friendly have both lab tested white, granulated sugar. Monash states that a Green Light low FODMAP serving size of white sugar is 1/4 cup (50 g). FODMAP Friendly simply states that they have tested 1 tablespoon and that it is low FODMAP. Regular granulated white sugar is sucrose, which is a disaccharide made up of equal parts glucose and fructose. Sucrose is broken down and absorbed efficiently in the small intestine.

Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.