Today we are going to be making chocolate gelato I've had requests for how to make this using an ice cream machine and also how to make it without using an ice cream machine so I will show you both of those. Firstly you need to separate your eggs.
For this recipe you only want the yolks. You don't want any white at all so you may need to use your fingers to tease off that last little bit of egg white. Put your yolks and your sugar into a large bowl.
Whisk your egg yolks and sugar together until they look pale, thick and creamy Pour your milk into a saucepan and this is where gelato is different ice cream because it doesn't use any cream. While the milk is heating you need to melt your chocolate. You can do that in a double boiler on the stovetop or you can do it int he microwave. If you are doing it in the microwave thirty seconds stir it really well, twenty seconds stir, ten seconds stir then repeat those ten-second bursts until it is completely metled.
Make sure you keep an eye on you milk to make sure it doesn't boil over. Once your milk is boiled then pour a small amount in a thin stream into your egg mixture. Whisk it together well, then slowly pour in the rest and whisk that in. Return that milk mixture tot he saucepan and add you melted chocolate and your cocoa powder and then whisk it really well to combine. then return that whole thing to the heat and stir it continuously until all the cocoa powder is dissolved and it looks smooth.
Then pour it into a clean bowl and place it in the fridge to chill. Letting it go completely cold before you put it in the ice cream machine helps make sure it's really smooth and has that nice mouth feel to it. At this stage if you are using an ice cream machine you can pour that cold mixture in to the ice cream machine and turn it on. The continual churning of the machine as it freezes means that you don't get any large ice crystals forming and the gelato will have a smooth like velvety texture. and once it is thick like soft serve, pour it into a container and place it in the freezer over night to firm up and you'll have a beautiful rich chocolate gelato. If you don't have an ice cream machine then you can't just pour it straight into a container and put it in the freezer or it will freeze solid. So what you need to do is add a little bit of xanthum gum which is what they add to commercial ice creams to keep it smooth.
To mix in your xanthum gum you are going you are going to need to blend it with a blender or a stick mixer. Once it's completely mixed in pour that into a container and put it in the freezer overnight. I'll place a link to where you can buy xanthum gum from in the description below the video. And you can see the one made with the ice cream machine is lighter in colour because it's more aerated and it has a slightly smoother mouthfeel. But they both taste really good. Enjoy! ♡
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