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Chocolate Sorbet (Serves 3)

Copyright 2006, Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten, Clarkson/Potter Publishers, All Rights Reserved

Photo: Quentin Bacon

1 cup sugar
½ cup very good cocoa powder, such as Pernigotti
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup brewed espresso (1 shot)
1½ tablespoons coffee liqueur, such as Tia Maria

In a large saucepan, mix the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in 2 cups water and the espresso. Cook over low heat until the ingredients are dissolved. Off the heat, stir in the coffee liqueur. Transfer to plastic containers and refrigerate until very cold.

Freeze the mixture in an ice cream freezer according to the manufacturer’s directions. The sorbet will still be soft; place it in a plastic container and freeze for an hour or overnight, until firm enough to scoop.