Indulge in the Richness of Coffee Sorbet

Are you looking for a unique and refreshing way to enjoy your coffee? Look no further than this coffee sorbet recipe! This recipe combines the rich, bold flavor of your favorite coffee with the sweet, icy goodness of sorbet. The end result is a dessert that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also give you that caffeine kick you crave.

As a barista, I have always been fascinated by the versatility of coffee. While most people think of coffee as a drink to be enjoyed hot or iced, it can also be used as an ingredient in many delicious desserts. And this coffee sorbet recipe is no exception!

Whether you are a die-hard coffee fanatic or simply looking for a fresh twist on classic desserts, this coffee sorbet recipe is sure to impress. Keep reading to learn how to make it for yourself and enjoy a dessert that is both simple and elegant.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Sorbet
Coffee Sorbet

As a barista, I’m often asked, why coffee in sorbet form? Well, let me tell you, there’s nothing like the rich flavor of coffee in a sorbet. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day while still satisfying your coffee cravings.

But why should you specifically try this coffee sorbet recipe? Let me give you a few reasons. First and foremost, it’s easy to make with only 5 ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. Second, it’s vegan and low-carb-friendly, so everyone can enjoy it guilt-free. And third, it’s a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with other desserts for an extra pop of flavor.

Now imagine, after a long day at work or a summer hike in the mountains, coming home to the chilled aroma of fresh coffee sorbet- sound too good to be true? Trust me nothing beats the contrasting bright burst of lemon against rich mocha flavor.

Need more persuading?- Think simple process: mixing and freezing together with a surprising zest of lemon brings out unique flavors.

Plus, while ice cream may be fattening and loaded with sugar often causing us to face consequences later on or feel sick altogether- this easy coffee sorbet recipe includes just enough sweetness from sugar syrup that won’t leave you loaded with guilt.

What Makes Sorbet better than Ice cream ? It’s light & Healthy.

So why not take an adventure in your backyard; indulging in the sensation of this delicious cold coffee dish all summer avoiding the heat whilst keeping things eco-friendly since there is no churn machine required! Trust me, each batch always yields deliciously creamy results- fulfilling every single craving for something sweet and cold.

In any case -Trust me when I say; This recipe is sure to become one of your summer time favorites.

Ingredient List

 A scoop of pure coffee bliss
A scoop of pure coffee bliss

Before getting into the actual recipe, let’s go through the list of ingredients we’ll need to make this coffee sorbet. Here’s what you’ll need:

Coffee Mixture

  • 1 cup strong coffee or cold brew coffee (use your favorite beans or try Lavazza)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp instant espresso
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice (juice from 1 lemon)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cream Mixture

  • 2 cups half-and-half/or almond milk/coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream/OR coconut cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar/coconut sugar

Chocolate Sauce (Optional)

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream/OR almond milk

Make sure you have these ingredients before starting the recipe so that you don’t stop midway.

The Recipe How-To

 Summer just got cooler with this coffee sorbet
Summer just got cooler with this coffee sorbet

Now that we’ve covered the essentials, let’s dive into how to make this coffee sorbet. Make sure to keep your french press handy as it will be used in the first step.

Preparing the Coffee
Step 1: Brew your coffee

First, brew a strong pot of coffee using your french press. We recommend using 2 cups of water and 1 cup of Lavazza espresso dark roast coffee or any coffee brand of your choice.

Step 2: Making Sugar Syrup

Next up, you’ll want to create a sugar syrup by melting 1 cup of sugar into your brewed coffee. Pour the brewed coffee into a pan along with the sugar, and stir well under low heat until the sugar is fully dissolved.

Step 3: Combine liquid ingredients

Once the sugar has fully dissolved, take the pan off the heat and add 3 cups of cold water to it. Mix well and let it cool for about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Add Cream

After you’ve allowed it to cool for a bit, add ½ cup of heavy cream or half-and-half to your mixture. Stir until everything is well combined.

Freezing Your Sorbet
Step 5: Churn not stir

Pour your mixture into an ice cream churner or maker and churn for about 20-25 minutes until it reaches a sorbet-like consistency.

Step 6: Freeze Solid

Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe container and let it freeze solid (this will take at least several hours).

Your coffee sorbet is now ready to serve! Don’t forget to sprinkle some chocolate syrup on top before indulging in its creamy and rich coffee flavor.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect dessert for any coffee lover
The perfect dessert for any coffee lover

Yo, fellow coffee lovers! It’s awesome that we share this common love for the rich aroma of coffee. But what if I told you that there are different ways to tweak our coffee sorbet game? Let me spill some beans to y’all.

First off, let’s talk about sweeteners. Yeah, yeah, sugar is a classic ingredient to sweeten your coffee sorbet. But hey, what about trying out coconut sugar instead? Go easy on the calories and take advantage of its low glycemic index. Another sweetener option is almond milk or even half-and-half. The creaminess from these dairy products adds a new dimension to the texture of the sorbet.

If you’re looking for a vegan alternative, fear not. You can substitute the heavy cream with either coconut cream or any plant-based milk to make this recipe vegan-friendly. And there you have it – a healthy and delicious coffee sorbet ready in no time!

Now let’s talk flavours. If you’re a fan of mocha, drizzle some chocolate syrup into your mixture or add in some dark chocolate chunks for that extra indulgent touch. Or maybe lemon is more your flavour, so zest some lemon on top of your scoop for that zesty kick.

Lastly, if you’re feeling extra adventurous with your brewing techniques, try making a cold brew coffee or french-press coffee for your base rather than regular old joe. This results in an even richer and smoother taste.

Overall, the variations and substitutions are endless when it comes to this easy coffee sorbet recipe. Get creative and experiment with different ingredients to make it unique to your taste buds. Let’s just hope it doesn’t get too cold outside for ice cream season!

Serving and Pairing

 I scream, you scream, we all scream for coffee sorbet
I scream, you scream, we all scream for coffee sorbet

Once you’ve got your delicious coffee sorbet made and ready to go, it’s time to think about how you’re going to serve and pair it. You could simply scoop it into a bowl or glass on its own, but the possibilities for pairing and topping are endless.

One simple option is to add a drizzle of rich chocolate syrup on top of the sorbet for a mocha twist. Another idea is to sprinkle some crushed espresso beans on top of the sorbet, giving it an extra boost of coffee flavor and texture.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try serving the coffee sorbet in a bowl topped with fresh slices of lemon, adding a zesty kick to balance out the strong coffee flavor.

For those who prefer a creamier finish, consider pairing your coffee sorbet with a scoop of vanilla or almond milk ice cream. The combination of the two textures and flavors will leave your taste buds dancing.

This cold dessert is refreshing and perfect for hot summer days. Try serving with a sprinkle of salt or chopped dark chocolate to add depth of flavour. Or switch out regular sugar for coconut sugar for a healthy twist. There is no wrong way to enjoy your coffee sorbet!

Whether served on its own or paired with complementary flavors, the cooling and refreshing nature of coffee sorbet make it an excellent choice for any dessert time.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 When your coffee addiction meets your sweet tooth
When your coffee addiction meets your sweet tooth

Once you’ve prepared your delicious coffee sorbet, you’ll want to store it carefully to ensure it maintains its smooth consistency and rich flavor. Fortunately, this recipe lends well to make-ahead preparation and long-term storage.

To freeze your coffee sorbet, transfer it from the ice cream maker to an airtight container and store it in the freezer. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still whip up a batch of coffee sorbet using your freezer. Simply freeze the mixture in a shallow container for several hours, stirring every 30 minutes to prevent it from freezing solid.

Properly stored, your coffee sorbet will last in the freezer for up to two weeks, though we doubt it will go that long without being devoured!

When it’s time to serve your coffee sorbet again, remove it from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes until it softens slightly. Alternatively, microwave the container at 5-second intervals until it reaches a scoopable texture.

For an extra decadent treat, top your coffee sorbet with a drizzle of chocolate or caramel syrup before serving. With its deep, rich flavors and easy storage options, this coffee sorbet is sure to become a favorite on hot summer days or as a dessert course after dinner.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect balance of bitter and sweet
The perfect balance of bitter and sweet

Brewing the perfect cup of coffee is an art form, and making a coffee sorbet recipe is no exception. Here are some tips for making your coffee sorbet the best it can be:

1. Use strong coffee or espresso

In order to get the most flavor in your coffee sorbet, it’s important to use strong coffee or espresso. You want your coffee to be the star of the show, so don’t use weak or watered-down coffee for this recipe.

2. Don’t skimp on the sugar

Sugar is what makes sorbet smooth and creamy instead of icy and hard. It’s important to use enough sugar in this recipe to keep it from freezing solid. Follow the recipe closely when it comes to measuring out sugar and making sugar syrup.

3. Add a pinch of salt

Salt is a key component in enhancing flavors, even in desserts. Adding a pinch of salt to your coffee sorbet recipe can help bring out the unique flavors of your coffee.

4. Use half-and-half or heavy cream

In order to achieve that creamy texture that sorbet is known for, you’ll need to use half-and-half or heavy cream as part of your liquid ingredients. These dairy products help give your sorbet that rich, luscious mouthfeel that makes it so satisfying.

5. Mix well and chill thoroughly

Once you’ve combined all your ingredients, make sure you mix them well, so that everything is evenly distributed throughout. Then chill your mixture thoroughly before freezing it.

With these tips in mind, you’re sure to create an amazing coffee sorbet that will be the talk of any dinner party or gathering. Serve it up with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and maybe a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special treat!


Before we wrap things up, let’s delve into some commonly asked questions about this amazing coffee sorbet recipe. From substitutions to variations, and from storage tips to serving suggestions, we’ve got you covered with all the details to ensure that you can easily prepare and enjoy this frozen dessert any time you want. So without further ado, let’s jump right into the FAQ section to find answers to any queries that may be on your mind.

What makes sorbet creamy?

When making a sorbet, it’s helpful to choose fruits that are high in pectin or fiber such as berries, stone fruit, grapes, mangoes, pears, and bananas. These fruits have a thick consistency and can create a sorbet that has a similar creaminess to ice cream, making it an excellent alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or simply prefer a non-dairy dessert.

How do you make iced coffee taste like coffee ice cream?

Let’s start by adding a tablespoon of velvety chocolate syrup into the bottom of your glass, then take a handful of ice cubes and place them on top. Next up, let’s pour in some freshly brewed coffee, followed by milk, a dash of vanilla extract, and some thick and creamy heavy cream. Lastly, let’s sprinkle in some loose brown sugar and mix all the flavors together with a spoon until the sugar dissolves. When that’s done, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Gently place a dollop or two of fluffy whipped cream on top, and drizzle a bit more chocolate syrup for a decadent touch. Enjoy!

How do you keep sorbet from freezing solid without alcohol?

If you’re making a sorbet and want to ensure that it comes out with the perfect texture, you might want to consider adding glucose syrup, corn syrup, or invert sugar into the mix. Not only will these ingredients help to improve the consistency of the final product, but they’ll also prevent it from freezing too solidly in the freezer. This can be especially helpful if you’re planning to enjoy your sorbet over several days or even several weeks.

What makes a sorbet a sorbet?

To make a delicious sorbet, the key is to start with a base of sugar syrup infused with your desired flavorings. This can be achieved with fruit puree, juice, or even unconventional ingredients like coffee or chocolate. Once the mixture is chilled and churned, it becomes an icy and refreshing treat perfect for any hot summer day.

Bottom Line

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make yourself a batch of this delicious coffee sorbet recipe today! With its rich, indulgent flavor and easy-to-follow instructions, it’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest sweet tooth. Plus, there are plenty of substitutions and variations so you can make it your own.

Not only is this recipe simple and quick to make, but it’s also vegan and low-carb, making it the perfect dessert for health-conscious eaters. The addition of dark chocolate or almond milk adds an extra layer of richness to the sorbet, while lemon or salt enhances the coffee flavor.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply want a treat after a long day, this coffee sorbet recipe is here to deliver. So give it a try and let us know what you think!

Coffee Sorbet Recipe

A real winner, have the coffee, a little too strong, but drinkable. This also makes a lovely iced coffee, simply chilled overnight in the refrigerator, use ice cubes made with a mixture of coffe and water, or serve neat.

  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso
  • 3 cups strong coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of, strained
  1. Put the cream, sugar, and salt into a small saucepan.
  2. Bring just to the simmer, to dissolve the sugar, then remove from heat. Add the coffee powder.
  3. Combine all ingredients into a container to chill. Freeze according to manufacturers instructions, then transfer to a covered jar, to chill thoroughly before consuming.
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