Vegan Chocolate Sorbet

Low calorie vegan chocolate sorbet recipe

The Spruce / Andrea Livingston

  • Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs

You can still make a vegan sorbet even if you don't have an ice cream maker. This is an easy dairy-free and vegan chocolate sorbet recipe made with just a few simple ingredients. Vegan sorbet is almost fat-free and is very low in calories, making it healthier than regular ice cream, so you can enjoy this chocolate vegan sorbet without worrying about your waistline! It's a delicious low-calorie vegan dessert.


  • 1 cup vegan sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup pure cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for vegan chocolate sorbet
    The Spruce / Andrea Livingston
  2. Heat the sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat without stirring, until it begins to melt. Once it begins to melt, stir frequently until completely melted and caramelized.

    Heat sugar
    The Spruce / Andrea Livingston
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the water to create a caramel, still stirring frequently.

    Reduce heat
    The Spruce / Andrea Livingston
  4. Next, stir in the cocoa powder and salt until completely smooth and dissolved.

    Stir in cocoa powder
    The Spruce / Andrea Livingston
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

    Remove from heat
    The Spruce / Andrea Livingston
  6. Add the vanilla, cover, and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.

    Add vanilla
    The Spruce / Andrea Livingston
  7. If you have an ice cream maker, process the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the directions, then freeze until firm.

    Process in ice cream maker
    The Spruce / Andrea Livingston
  8. If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour the sorbet into a shallow container and freeze, stirring every 30 minutes until desired consistency is reached, about 2 hours.

    Pour sorbet in bowl
    The Spruce / Andrea Livingston
  9. Makes about one quart (four servings) of low-calorie vegan chocolate sorbet.

    Make sorbet
    The Spruce / Andrea Livingston