Chocolate Sorbet 3 ingredients no ice cream maker

Chocolate Sorbet 3 ingredients no ice cream maker

A simple chocolate sorbet to make at home, with only 3 ingredients and without an ice cream maker. All you need to make this rich chocolate sorbet is water, sugar and cocoa powder. I was surprised at how delicious this easy chocolate sorbet was. It is a little hard when it is frozen so you will need to remove it a few minutes before serving and melts a little quicker than ice cream, but you will be amazed at how good this tastes.
Takes to make the mixture and boil = 10 minutes
Chill time and whisking = 4 hours + overnight.
Makes = Serves about 6 people depending on how many scoops are desired.


  • Cocoa powder – 125g (1 cup)
  • Water – 500ml (2 cups)
  • White Sugar or Caster Sugar – 250g (1 cup)


Step 1
SIFT the cocoa powder int a small saucepan and gently heat all ingredients until bubbly and the sugar is dissolved. Then pour the mixture into a metal loaf tin. I use my small bread tin 900g (1 lb). Cool on bench for at least 20 minutes then chill 2 hours in the fridge covered with plastic.

Step 2
REMOVE and whisk with electric beaters. Freeze, 30 minutes, remove and whisk, Freeze 30 minutes, remove and whisk. Freeze overnight and enjoy the next day.

Sue Maree P Tips

  • Other recipes and websites recommend adding 1-2 tbsp of alcohol to your ice cream to make it softer and more scoop-able. Add liqueur or vodka during the first whisk as this enables you to scoop it out once frozen, but I never add this.