Mexican Chocolate Sorbet

To make this dessert, inspired by a hot-chocolate drink, flavored with cinnamon, you'll need an ice-cream maker.

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups, 24 scoops

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 1999


  • 1 1/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant expresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground anise seeds
  • Pinch of salt
  • Bunuelo Sticks


  1. Prepare an ice bath (fill a bowl with ice and water). Combine cocoa, dark-brown sugar, granulated sugar, expresso powder, cinnamon, anise, salt, and 5 cups of water in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and pour through a fine sieve into a bowl set in the ice bath. Chill.

  2. Freeze in an ice-cram maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Freeze overnight. Serve garnished with bunuelo sticks.


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