Sweet, tart and loaded with chocolate chips! This refreshing treat is just what you need to cool down this summer!
I have a confession to make loves… Raspberry and chocolate is my weakness. It doesn’t matter what it is or where we’re at, you can bet that if it’s on the menu, I’m ordering- no questions asked. So It’s really no surprise that one of my all time favorite treats to make over summer is this healthy and refreshing raspberry and chocolate chip sorbet! It’s only 4 ingredients, is perfecting tangy and tart and of course, loaded with chocolate chips!
Like I mentioned above, this recipe only calls for 4 ingredients! (Which is probably why it’s one of my favorites. 😉 ) But what I also love about it is that it’s so easy to customize too! For example, if you need it to be dairy free, simply use dairy free chocolate chips or chop up a dairy free chocolate bar. (I love shopping at Sprouts whenever I need dairy free products because they have such a wide variety to choose from, especially when it comes to chocolate.) The same goes for berries as well! Not a fan of raspberries? Swap them out for blackberries or even blueberries if you prefer too! Here are all the other ingredients you’ll need for this tasty treat listed below.
- Raspberries: Can use fresh or frozen. (See instructions below on how to freeze fresh raspberries.)
- Maple syrup: Can be replaced with honey but it will have a strong honey flavor.
- Fresh lime juice: Can be replaced with store bought lime juice.
- Chocolate chips or a chocolate bar: I would suggest using semi-sweet or dark chocolate to counter the tartness of the sorbet. But feel free to use your favorite! (You can also use dairy free chocolate too!) Also, make sure to CHOP UP your chocolate chips/chocolate bar! This makes it easier to scoop once it has set up in the freezer.
How do I freeze fresh raspberries?
Believe it or not, I’ve actually found that there’s a trick to freezing berries. If you’re planning to use them right away, simply throwing them in a bag and putting them in the freezer for a few hours WILL NOT WORK! (Trust me on this one, I’ve tried several times…) For the best results, I’ve found that spreading your berries out on a tray and then freezing them overnight gives you rock hard berries that are perfect for smoothies and sorbet making. 🙂 (If you need them sooner than a day in advance, only freeze the berries for 2-3 hours. They won’t be rock hard but they should be frozen enough to make this sorbet.)
Side Note: I personally prefer using fresh berries that I freeze myself for this recipe rather than buying already frozen berries. I’ve just found that they have much better flavor and I can usually find an array of fresh berries to choose from at my local Sprouts too.
Do I need an ice cream maker?
Not at all! One of the best things about this recipe is that there’s no fancy equipment required. Just simply blend your sorbet ingredients together, stir in your chopped chocolate chips and it’s ready to eat. However if you prefer your sorbet a little more firm, then just pour it into a loaf tin or plastic container, cover it with a lid and place it in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until if reaches your desired consistency. Then scoop it and serve it with extra chocolate chips!
How do I store raspberry chocolate chip sorbet?
If you somehow manage to have any of this deliciousness left over, simply pour your leftovers into an airtight container and cover it with a lid. Then store it in the freezer until your ready to eat it again. (Covering it with a lid helps to prevent ice crystals from forming on top of the sorbet.)
Note: You may need to let the sorbet thaw slightly before eating it again. I would suggest letting it thaw at least 5-10 minutes.
I hope this easy treat is getting you all ready for summer loves! As always, have a great day! 🙂
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- S’mores Skillet Dip
- No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
- Banana Bread Brownies
- Edible Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Sorbet
- 3 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen (see directions below on how to freeze fresh raspberries)
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup (add 1 more Tbsp if you prefer a sweeter sorbet)
- ½ tsp lime juice
- ½ cup chocolate chips, chopped (use dairy free if needed)
- Place your raspberries, lime juice and maple syrup in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Pour the sorbet into a large bowl and stir in your chopped chocolate chips.
- For soft serve sorbet: Eat immediately!For a firmer sorbet: Pour your mixed sorbet into a plastic container and cover it with a lid. Place it in the freezer for at least 1-2 hours or until is reaches your desired consistency. Serve and enjoy!