Hello Summer Chocolate Sorbet

Hello beautiful Sydney beaches
and sand getting into impossible places
and the impossibility of finding a spot to park your car
before joining the thirty minute queue at the fish and chip shop
for soggy snacks scooped from an overloaded fryer.

Hello crayon yellow peaches, pineapples, blush cherries,
ruby red raspberries, black plums, zebra tomatoes
and those things in Sydney that often look like apricots
but rarely taste like one

and sock tans and brown arms
from running under the sun in your new pair of gym shorts
that replaced the ones with a big rip
right where two cheeks would meet.

Hello mango cheeks, preservative free sausages, watermelon rind pickles,
and 42’C days that make you long for breakfast ice-cream.

Hello Summer
I think I love you sometimes.

Chocolate Sorbet :

300g water
70g sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder
60g 70% dark chocolate buttons
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
100g milk

In a medium pot, whisk together the cocoa, water, sugar and honey. Bring to boil, cook for 1-2 minutes then remove from heat. Whisk in the chocolate buttons, followed by the rest of the ingredients. Strain. Allow to chill overnight before churning. Eat and make often.

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  1. Marijke said,

    January 10, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    Looks very yummy, will sure give this one a try!
    Great pictures btw.

  2. Rosa said,

    January 10, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    A gorgeous sorbet! That is something I still have to try making…

    I like summer, but dislike extreme heat and humidity…



  3. Allison Day said,

    January 10, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    That sorbet looks delightful, and your poem is making me long for summer! ^_^

  4. leaf (the indolent cook) said,

    January 10, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    That looks pretty amazing and intense, yet also refreshing and not too heavy. Love.

  5. Hannah said,

    January 11, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Oh, the envy!! Though I should say that after a week of only minus temperatures, we’re having a reprieve of double digits here in Toronto this weekend.

    Still. I miss summer.

  6. Izy said,

    January 11, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    Ahh, you’re so lucky! It’s still getting colder and greyer here in the UK, of course.
    That’s doesn’t stop me wanting to eat that sorbet though; it looks incredible!

  7. Reemski said,

    January 11, 2013 @ 7:41 pm


  8. Needful Things said,

    January 12, 2013 @ 2:02 am

    Though it’s not summer where I am, I could happily dig into a bowl of that right now.

  9. Amanda said,

    January 15, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    I particularly like the last instruction: “Eat and make often”. Don’t mind if I do!

  10. gemma said,

    January 16, 2013 @ 1:28 am

    YUM. And love the little poem (:

  11. linda said,

    January 26, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    I think I can down a tub of these for brekky on a hot summer’s morning. Looks so good!

  12. Deepa (onesmallpot) said,

    February 7, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    What a stunning blog! As a fellow sydneysider I know exactly what you mean. This summer has been a bit nuts.
    This sorbet looks amazing…pity I am sans ice-cream maker.
    Love the pics and the writing!

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