Chocolate Walnut Gelato

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients

3cups water
1/2cup granulated sugar
1/4cup Dutch processed, unsweetened cocoa powder
3ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1tablespoon orange zest
1cup California walnuts finely chopped, toasted

Instructions

  1. In medium saucepan over medium heat, bring water, sugar and cocoa powder to a boil, whisking constantly.

  2. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar is completely dissolved and cocoa is well blended, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted. Let cool completely.

  3. Stir in orange zest and Californiawalnuts. Cover and refrigerate until completely cold, about 4 hours.

  4. Spoon chilled chocolate into shallow metal pan; freeze until almost firm, about 3 hours. Break into chunks; purée in food processor. Pack into airtight container and freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Alternatively, transfer chilled mixture to ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer’s instructions.

 

Chef’s Tip: Use good quality chocolate to achieve the best results; do not use baking chocolate for this recipe.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 200
  • Glycemic Load 9
  • Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Potassium 150mg
  • Carbohydrate 23g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 6%
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