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Dark Chocolate Sorbet with Candied Oranges

FODMAP desserts - dark chocolate sorbet with candied oranges in a porcelain cone

I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth especially when it’s revolved around chocolate FODMAP desserts.  When we were in the Amalfi Coast, I was obsessed with chocolate gelato infused with citrus.  There was one cafe that actually had candied oranges in the gelato.  I was in chocolate heaven!!!!

I came back to Houston with a game plan!  I already had a dark chocolate sorbet recipe that I love to make and I knew I could add the candied oranges to make my own version of this heavenly FODMAP dessert.

Let’s have a serious talk now: I don’t know what it is but I cannot get on board the vanilla flavor train.  I grew up in a strictly chocolate household and whenever my aunt tried to sneak in a different flavored dessert to our family gatherings, there would be an uprising (slightly exaggerating but not by much!).  My husband says he hates chocolate (but what does he know) and always gets vanilla flavored dessert when we are out.  I have to say, even though this gelato is super rich, I saw him sneaking a few bites.  The candied oranges gives it a perfect balance to the rich chocolate.

The candied orange recipe I followed can be found here.  The one tip I would add is to constantly stir the sliced oranges as the syrup as it can quickly burn.

FODMAP safe dessert being whisked on the stove top.

Chocolate gelato in the making

Cooling chocolate gelato in a tupperware before placing in the ice cream maker.

Cooling chocolate gelato before placing in the ice cream maker.

Adding candied oranges to the electric ice cream maker.

Adding candied oranges to the gelato.

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FODMAP desserts - dark chocolate sorbet with candied oranges in a porcelain cone

Dark Chocolate Sorbet with Candied Oranges

  • Author: FitFabFODMAP
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Desserts


This recipe is the perfect combination of rich and sweet.  A chocolate lovers dream!




  1. In a medium sized saucepan, whisk the water, orange juice, cocoa powder and sugar over medium heat.
  2. Once liquid has been brought to a bowl, remove from heat and add chocolate chips, vanilla and salt.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture into a container to cool in the refrigerator until chilled.
  4. Once chilled, stir the chocolate mixture before using the ice cream maker (follow instructions of your ice cream maker).
  5. After chocolate mixture turns into ice cream, incorporate candied oranges with a plastic spatula or spoon.
  6. Freeze ice cream in a freeze-safe container for at least 2 hours before serving.

Keywords: FODMAP desserts

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  • Elyssa
    July 21, 2018 at 12:13 am

    OMG! Finally a chocolate dairy-free ice cream recipe!

      July 21, 2018 at 12:18 am

      Yes! It’s my favorite chocolate gelato recipe!