Deeply delicious

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 |
I’m certain I’ve shared my love for Ina Garten and her fabulous talents  Not to mention how I wish I were her or at least related.  If I can’t be her, I’ll just copy her J

This recipe was shared with me by a sweet bloggy friend, Suburban Princess.  Because of this recipe, we now have a love hate relationship. J I LOVE that she shared it and all its chocolaty goodness. I HATE that it’s so darn good it calls my name and taunts me until I eat more than my share {the whole darn thing!}

It is AMAZING! Don’t let the process scare you. It’s actually really easy. With that said, you do need to follow the steps and don’t take short cuts. The custard really needs to chill until its completely cooled.  The other *must do* is making sure your ice cream maker bowl is frozen. I actually keep mine in the freezer at all times so that I don’t have any additional wait time.
Deeply Chocolate Gelato
Adapted from Ina Garten
2 ¼ cups whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream

3/4cup sugar, divided
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
4 extra large egg yolks
2 Tbsp. Kahlua
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Large pinch of salt
8 ounces, roughly chopped good chocolate *optional

Heat the milk, cream, and ½ cup sugar in a 2-quart saucepan until the sugar dissolves and the milk starts to simmer. Add the cocoa powder and the chocolate and whisk until smooth.  Remove from heat.


Place the egg yolks and the remaining ¼ cup sugar in a mixer bowl and beat on high for 3-5 minutes until light yellow and thick. With the mixer on low, slowly pour the hot chocolate mixture in the egg mixture. Pour the egg and chocolate mixture back in the saucepan and cook over med-low heat until thick. Stir constantly. A candy thermometer will register about 189 degrees. Don’t allow the mixture to boil.



Pour mixture into a bowl and add Kahlua, vanilla, and salt. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on tip the custard and chill completely.



Pour the custard into the bowl of an ice cream maker and process according to directions. Stir in the roughly chopped chocolate, if using, and freeze in covered containers.


Allow gelato to thaw slightly before serving.

There is no way this batch will be around when my husband returns since I'll be eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

I'm linking up with Miz Helen and This Chick Cooks today. 
 Please stop by for a peek at some other yummy recipes.

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Dee Stephens said...

yummers! I'm not a huge chocolate fan but this looks pretty good. I think I'm going to make your blueberry muffins this weekend!

Suburban Princess said...

I am so glad you love it! You missed the sugar in your ingredients list. I use agave...remember we discussed how that makes it sugar free and practically a health food! LOL! I made this for HHL's husband and he hid it so no one else would find it lol!

Susan R said...

Mercy! That is so darn delicious looking. I'm a fan of Ina's too. Now why can't she live near us and bring us some wonderful food like she does for all her pals on the show?
I'm actually in the market for an ice cream maker, so this will be the first recipe I try out in it.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I am impressed! We are big gelato freaks in our house and that looks so delicious! I love anything Ina cooks and when she does chocolate it is over the top. Would love to try this. I have an ice cream maker...I just have to find it!

JMW said...

That looks amazing! I'm a chocolate lover, so I think I would keep that all for myself. ;) And I share your love for Ina - I covet her home, especially that kitchen!

Miz Helen said...

What a fabulous treat,and a great recipe. Your photo's are awesome! I would like to invite you to join us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!
Miz Helen

Ellen Zames said...

What a beautiful blog you have!! I'm your newest follower. I can't wait to browse around at all your beautiful pictures!!

Thank you for posting a nice comment on my blog as well.


Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Oh my goodness! That looks so chocolately and rich. I keep wanting an ice cream maker and now you are making me want to get one even more. Thanks for coming by to share your recipe!

Kat said...

Holy toast, that looks divine!!!!

carolinagirl said...

My mouth is watering here...chocolate is my absolute favorite! That looks divine!

LuLu & Co. said...

I've got my spoon in hand and ruhing right over!
Oh my gracious it looks incredible!!! I've also want to be her relative, friend to be invited to her dinner parties!!!

cheartstrings said...

What a beautiful blog you have. This recipe looks so yummy. Love the pictures. Come over and visit us today. We have a great chilled summer soup and a give away from the Fairy Hobmother.

Kathleen said...

Jo!!!! Now that Jon has seen this, I'm trapped like a rat! He wants it! Can we just come over and see 'the boys' and Jon can get his chocolate fix. I know this sounds crazy and inhuman, but I don't like chocolate. I know...I can hear the scream all the way from CT!

Have a good Holiday weekend, I hope your husband is home.
Warmly, Kathleen

Heidi said...

OH my goodness.... oh my gracious! Looks heavenly!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Hi Jo, Just found your blog; I just LOVE IT! Now following and looking forward to all of your posts! I'd like to invite you to my weekend foodie blog hop and share this great recipe post and introduce yourself to all of my readers. I feature 5 blogs each week too! Lots of sweet people to meet too! Happy Weekend!

Miz Helen said...

I was so excited to see that you brought that wonderful Gelato to share with us today, it looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. I am your newest follower. Have a great week end!
Miz Helen

Amy said...

I love Ina Garten and her recipes too! :) Wow, this looks amazing! My whole family is chocolate sucker...I mean....chocolate lover! :P I WAS still thinking if I should get an ice cream, I think you've decided for me! :D I'm going to buy one this weekend and make some chocolate gelato!


Privet and Holly said...

Oh my goodness;
we just bought
dark chocolate
gelato last night
to celebrate my
girl's return from
Italy! I have that
same ice cream maker,
so it's FUN to know
that we can try and
make our own; YUM!
Happy Fourth of July : )
xx Suzanne

Lisa said...

Decadently delicious! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till tomorrow night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your gelato up.

JMW said...

To you as well! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Thank you so much for sharing this incredible ice cream recipe last week on Fresh Food Friday/Seasonal Saturday. it is so awesome that I selected it to be featured today on this weekend's edition. I hope that you can stop by, check it out and share another great recipe. You are always welcome!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I just saw your chocolate gelato featured on Roz's Fresh Food Friday and wanted to drop by and tell you how delicious it looks. I've never made gelato and don't believe I've ever even eaten it. Looks like that is about to change.

I love Ina too and have made several of her recipes on my blog and of course have all of her books. Her recipes never fail.

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