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Low FODMAP Chocolate Sorbet

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Our Low FODMAP Chocolate Sorbet just might be the perfect dairy-free, lactose-free and gluten-free dessert. It is rich, chocolaty, almost as creamy as a high fat ice cream, and will most definitely satisfy your dark chocolate cravings. It contains both dark chocolate and cocoa for a decadent dessert. You do need an ice cream maker.

Low FODMAP Chocolate Sorbet in an ice cream dish with an ice cream spoon on a dark surface

Revisiting A Classic

My second cookbook was Bake It To The Limit (1999) and there is an entire section on ice creams and frozen desserts. I love chocolate sorbet made with cocoa and chocolate so much, that I included two different versions in that book: One I called Rich Bittersweet Chocolate Sorbet and the other was Lighter Bittersweet Chocolate Sorbet. At the time I truly couldn’t decide which I liked best.

The richer one was decadent and certainly satisfies any chocolate lover. The “lighter” one, which was still seriously chocolaty, was preferred by some taste testers when they wanted to sit down to a bowlful.

For our Low FODMAP Chocolate Sorbet I decided to split the difference and create on that was in the middle.

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Is Chocolate Low FODMAP?

We have articles on dark chocolates, milk chocolate as well as white chocolate and the posts go in-depth into what low FODMAP servings are of each type of chocolate. There are low FODMAP servings of each kind of chocolate.

Cocoa is used as well in this recipe and it too has a low FODMAP serving size. Our article, All About Cocoa is a must read, if you bake and cook with cocoa. There is some very important information on the “cocoa” and the “cacao” entries in the Monash app that you will not find elsewhere.

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Frozen Desserts

We have many frozen desserts to offer you. Some require an ice cream maker, like this one, but some do not. Here is a glimpse:

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Low FODMAP Chocolate Sorbet in an ice cream dish with an ice cream spoon on a dark surface
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Low FODMAP Chocolate Sorbet

Our Low FODMAP Chocolate Sorbet just might be the perfect dairy-free, lactose-free and gluten-free dessert. It is rich, chocolaty, almost as creamy as a high fat ice cream, and will most definitely satisfy your dark chocolate cravings. It contains both dark chocolate and cocoa for a decadent dessert. You do need an ice cream maker.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 1 quart (775 g)

Makes: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Author: Dédé Wilson

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups (600 ml) water
  • 1 cup (198 g) sugar
  • ¾ cup (65 g) sifted Dutch-processed cocoa; Valrhona highly recommended
  • 6- ounces (170 g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, very finely chopped; at least 60% cacao mass recommended
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

  1. Combine water, sugar, cocoa and chocolate in a medium sized, heavy-bottomed, non-reactive saucepan. Whisk ingredients together.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn heat down and simmer for 1 minute, whisking a few times, taking care to not scorch.
  3. Remove from heat and strain through a fine-mesh strainer; whisk in vanilla. Cool almost to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Transfer to storage container and refrigerate 6 hours, or overnight. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions. Freeze in airtight container and eat preferably within 4 days.

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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: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Calcium: 2mg

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.