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Chocolate-Hazelnut Gelato

Gelatos of all flavours are the most adored street sweet in the whole of Italy.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
500ml whole milk
250ml double cream
100g sugar, plus 50g
4 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
100g chocolate-hazelnut spread
75g toasted hazelnuts, crushed, for garnish
1) In a saucepan combine the milk, cream, and 100g sugar over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.

2) 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 120ml 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.

3) 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.

4) Chill mixture completely before pouring into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions to freeze.

5) To serve, scoop gelato into serving bowls and top with hazelnuts.

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