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Chocolate Walnut Gelato

chocolate walnut gelato
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  • 8 ServingsServings


  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dutch processed, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 cup California walnuts, finely chopped, toasted


1 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.
2 Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted. Let cool completely.
3 Stir in orange zest and walnuts
4 Cover and refrigerate until completely cold, about 4 hours.
5 Spoon chilled chocolate into shallow metal pan; freeze until almost firm, about 3 hours.
6 Break into chunks; purée in food processor. Pack into airtight container and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
7 Alternatively, transfer chilled mixture to ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Source: California Walnut Board