This is delicious sorbet that can be made
without an ice-cream maker (though ice-cream makers turn out perfectly
fine sorbets). You'll need to leave enough time for it to freeze, so
start the process well in advance.
6 ounces unsweetened
6 cups water
3 cups granulated sugar
Put chocolate and 1 cup water in a large
saucepan and place over medium heat to melt. Stir occasionally to make
a smooth mixture. As the chocolate becomes thicker, gradually add
another 1 cup water, about 1/2 cup at a time.
When completely smooth and melted, add remaining water and sugar. Stir
until sugar is dissolved. Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes,
but do not boil.
Remove from heat and pour into a large baking pan or metal ice cube
trays. Let cool at room temperature about 10 minutes. Place in the
freezer and freeze until very hard. If using metal ice cube trays, it
will take about 2 hours. If using a baking pan, it will take about 5
hours. Stir mixture frequently as it freezes.
About 1 hour before serving, break up mixture or put cubes of it into a
food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth.
Return to freezer for at least 1 to 2 hours. Stir occasionally before