Spiced Orange & Chocolate Sorbet

Spicy Orange Sorbet with Chocolate Chips
Spicy Orange Sorbet with Chocolate Chips

So, you’ve made you first batch of Arancello, and are staring at a pile of naked, zestless oranges thinking, ‘What can I do with those?’

Well, for a sophisticated desert, try this refreshing orange sorbet made with chips of the best dark chocolate, subtly enhanced with sweet spices – Delicious!

Serves 2


  • juice of 6 Oranges (approx 350ml)
  • 2-3 tbsp Castor Sugar, or to taste
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 Vanilla Pod, split
  • 10g Dark Chocolate, finely chopped or flaked


  • Sieve the juice to remove any seeds or fleshy bit and add to a small pan
  • Add the sugar, cloves, star anise and vanilla and bring to the boil
  • Simmer gently with the pan lid on for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to cool
  • Strain the cool liquid and discard the spices.  You should be left with at least 300ml of spiced orange juice.  If you have less, you can make the volume up with a little extra fresh juice from the fridge
  • Add the liquid to an ice cream maker and set going.  It shoud take around 40 minutes to churn into a great sorbet
  • After about 35 minutes, add the flaked chocolate and allow the churning to complete
  • Serve immediately, ideally into chilled bowls as it will melt quite quickly.  Alternative, freeze for another day

One Comment Add yours

  1. Nice! I made a somewhat similar chocolate orange sorbet, but instead of the warm spices, mine had one jalapeno which I blended up in a blender with the orange juice. As the writer of the Nice ‘N Spicy blog, you might like that variation, too! I also put in, besides the vanilla, a little rum.

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