Chef Chuck's Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato

Gelato di Nocciole e Cioccolato

A super chocolaty gelato enriched with toasted hazelnuts is a creamy, smooth chocolate dessert. An elegant treat to enjoy on these hot summer days.

Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 eggs, lightly beaten
8 ounces semi sweet chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
pinch of salt
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted

In a small frying pan toast hazelnuts on low heat for about 7 minutes, chop, set aside. In a medium size pot combine all ingredients, including half of the nuts. On medium heat whisk constantly till mixture comes to a boil. This takes about 8-10 minutes. Strain chocolate into a bowl and place in refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Pour into an ice cream machine and mix until gelato thickens. Top with the other half of hazelnuts. Serve soft or put in a plastic container and freeze to serve more frozen.


  1. I was just about to make a raspberry sorbet on this steamy 4th of July--but your hazelnut gelato has me changing my mind now Chuck. It sounds sooo good and refreshing! Have a great 4th of July!

  2. Happy 4th, YankeeSoaper! This is chocolaty heaven:)
    ~Thank you~

  3. This could just be the bestest thing ever!!

  4. Hi Ash, I know it certainly tasted like that!!
    ~So Smooth ~ So Creamy~
    Take care, thank you:)

  5. This makes me wish I had an ice cream maker!

  6. Hi Nirmala, Maybe you may find one at a good price one day!! The recipe will always be here~
    Thank you :)

  7. Yes this is an elegant treat to enjoy on these hot summer days. This would be perfect right about now!

  8. Yes, Diana's Cocina, So refreshing and a good way to cool down! WE hit 91 today in the high plains~:o
    Thank You.

  9. Oh this looks and sounds so delicious. Love the hazelnuts with the chocolate and it looks creamy and perfect!

  10. Yes Jamie, Sweet, sweet, goodness!!
    Thank you :)