Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Episode: Frozen Treats
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Gelato Cooler
Total:
3 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr 30 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
3 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr 30 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Chocolate-Hazelnut Gelato:

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into glasses, sprinkle with chocolate covered coffee beans, and serve with a straw.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Gelato:

In a saucepan combine the milk, cream, and 1/2 cup sugar over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whip the egg yolks with the remaining sugar using an electric mixer until the eggs have become thick and pale yellow, about 4 minutes. Pour 1/2 cup of the warm milk and cream mixture into the egg mixture and stir. Add this mixture back into the saucepan. Cook over very low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Place a strainer over a medium bowl and pour the warm custard mixture through the strainer. Stir in the vanilla and hazelnut spread until it dissolves. Chill mixture completely before pouring into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions to freeze. To serve, scoop gelato into serving bowls and top with hazelnuts.

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