Chocolate Sorbet

This dairy-free, vegan Chocolate Sorbet recipe is made with only 2 ingredients! A rich yet healthy frozen dessert, it is one of my mother-in-law’s favorites, and she asks me to make it every time she comes to visit.

Chocolate Sorbet makes a great dairy-free dessert after a simple family meal. Because it’s so decadent, I often serve it at our summer parties.

Speaking of summer, it’s challenging to accept that today is my boys’ last day. They return to school tomorrow! Vacation flew by and is over far too soon. This summer is the first one that I was well enough to really keep up with the boys, and we had a fabulous time together.

We went to the pool, the reservoir, had some nice picnics, and spent time down by the creek. With more energy, grocery shopping became a fun expedition with them, rather than an exhausting outing. They are fabulous baggers. They also load up the car and take the groceries in when we get home.  We have been quite the team this summer, they’ve even tested recipes for me, and we had an amazing time.

Chocolate Sorbet

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Servings 4



  • In a medium pot, heat water and maple syrup, stirring until maple syrup is dissolved
  • Remove from heat, mix in chocolate chips, stir until chocolate chips are completely melted
  • Blend mixture in a vitamix
  • Cool mixture in freezer for 1 hour
  • Add to your ice cream maker, following directions per your machine
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Freeze Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
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I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy, healthy frozen dessert recipe. I love that it meets the needs of of people on gluten-free and dairy-free diets. If you’re wondering how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, see my quick and easy 2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream recipe.

I’m so honored to be featured in a Parents Magazine article along with the likes of Cat Cora called “Pack Lunch like a Celebrity Chef!”


66 responses to “Chocolate Sorbet”

  1. I’ve made this twice, with honey and Kal stevia and cocoa powder, since that’s what I had. Last night using a wisk I kept in the pan I just stuck in the freezer( I wisked it every 20 min or so, allowing some of the mix to get on the sides of the pan, making it freeze faster), and today using my ice cream maker, after I went to the store to get salt. :) We really enjoyed this so much. Simple, so easy and tasty. win with the whole family.

    • Laura, thanks for letting me know this was simple, easy, tasty, and a win with the whole family! That’s great :-)

  2. I don’t I have an ice cream maker yet!? I have go to buy one that I can make recipes like this!!

    Many Thanks for this great blog.

  3. HI Elana,
    Love your website. What’s so special about a VitaMixer? What if I don’t havve one, does a blender or food processor work? Thanks for what you are putting out there.

    • Hi Ilyse! The Vitamix is a high powered blender that pulverizes ingredients until they are incredibly smooth. I don’t think that a regular blender or food processor would create the results needed for this recipe :-)

  4. I have been making meals and desserts, etc. from your blog over the past few weeks and I have received SO many compliments on how amazing my food is! :) I have referred pretty much everyone I know to come check you out! I also added you to my blogroll on my site. Thank you for providing so much variety and flavor in your foods. From a fellow paleo-girl, I’m really grateful. :)

  5. This was AMAZING! and so easy too. Hands down the best chocolate ice cream I’ve ever had… wasn’t expecting that. I only made one batch and it went so fast with people coming back for seconds!

  6. This looks AMAZING as always!! and thank you to those who posted the chocolate chip/less sugar alternative. I always think about that!! and the coconut oil with agave and coca powder really does harden well so that’s a wonderful idea!!

  7. I make this yesterday and I don’t have an ice cream maker so I just froze it, stirring every few hours. It is so good and chocolatey. I can’t wait to try it with an ice cream maker to get the softer texture.

  8. What a lovely treat! Sounds simple and delicious. Kudos on being stronger and more energetic as of late. I know that additional energy only comes with dedication and focus on your well-being and health. I can only imagine how much joy you and your family have shared this summer!

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