Chocolate Walnut Gelato

Chocolate Walnut Gelato
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Recipe for Chocolate Walnut Gelato. The chocolate flavor with a hint of orange and walnuts is a frozen treat that is sure to be a favorite for grown-up tastes.


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dutch processed, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 cup 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. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted. Let cool completely.
  2. Stir in orange zest and California walnuts. Cover and refrigerate until completely cold, about 4 hours.
  3. 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.
  4. Alternatively, transfer chilled mixture to ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Chef’s Tip: Use good quality chocolate to achieve the best results; do not use baking chocolate for this recipe.
  6. Nutrition information per serving: 200 calories, 4g protein, 21g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 0mg sodium, 12g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat.