Chocolate gelato

Basic ingredients:
Serves 6 to 8

- 3 cups whole milk
- 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarsely - 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp cornstarch


  • Place 2 cups of the milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Remove from the heat when milk just begins to simmer.
  • Add chocolate to the hot milk and stir in until completely melted.
  • Combine remaining 1 cup of milk, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl, then stir into hot milk and chocolate mixture.
  • Return pan to medium heat and cook, stirring until mixture thickens, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Process in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.