Bittersweet Chocolate Gelato – Eat With Your Eyes


Ingredients: 4 ounces dark chocolate,5 large egg yolks,1/2 cup organic heavy cream,2 cups milk,of sea salt,1/2 cup sugar,1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder,2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  1. In a medium saucepan bring the milk, cream and sugar to a light simmer, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat and add the cocoa powder and whisk until mixed well and whisk in the bittersweet chocolate until melted.In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks. Using a ladle temper the egg yolks with the warm chocolate mixture. Once tempered add the egg yolk chocolate mixture into the saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until thickened and a thermometer registers 180 degrees F.Strain the mixture through a sieve, stir in the vanilla and the sea salt.
  2. Place plastic wrap over the top of the mixture and chill in the refrigerator, approximately 30 minutes-1 hour.After chilled pour the gelato base into the bowl of an ice-cream maker and process according to manufacturers instructions.Freeze for 20-30 minutes prior to serving.Can be made several days ahead of serving. If making ahead, pull out of the freezer 10-15 minutes to soften prior to serving.


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