You are here: Home » Recipes » Chocolate Walnut Gelato Chocolate Walnut Gelato Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 8 servings Prep 20 mins Cook 10 mins Perfect for any summer soirée, this light dessert will leave you feeling both refreshed and satisfied. The not-too-sweet chocolate flavour with a hint of orange zest and crunch of California walnuts is a frozen treat that is sure to be a favourite for grown-up tastes. PrintEmail Ingredients 3 cups water1/2 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup Dutch processed, unsweetened cocoa powder3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped1 tablespoon orange zest1 cup California walnuts finely chopped, toasted Instructions In medium saucepan over medium heat, bring water, sugar and cocoa powder to a boil, whisking constantly. 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. Stir in orange zest and Californiawalnuts. Cover and refrigerate until completely cold, about 4 hours. 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.