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Chocolate Walnut Gelato

From: Walnut Marketing Board

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Serves 8


Perfect for any summer party, this light dessert will leave you feeling both refreshed and satisfied. The not-too-sweet chocolate flavor with a hint of orange zest and crunch of California Walnuts is a frozen treat that is sure to be a favorite for grown-up tastes.


  • 3 cups water

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup Dutch processed, unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 1 cup California walnuts, finely chopped, toasted

  • Directions

    1. In medium saucepan over medium heat, bring water, sugar and cocoa powder to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar is completely dissolved and cocoa is well blended, about 1 minute.
    2. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted. Let cool completely.
    3. Stir in orange zest and walnuts.
    4. Cover and refrigerate until completely cold, about 4 hours.
    5. Spoon chilled chocolate into shallow metal pan; freeze until almost firm, about 3 hours.
    6. Break into chunks; purée in food processor. Pack into airtight container and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
    7. Alternatively, transfer chilled mixture to ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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