Gelato al cioccolato


One qt. milk
12 egg yolks
One qt. cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
8 oz. bitter chocolate
One vanilla pod (in bars)

How to make Gelato al cioccolato:

Break the chocolate into chunks pieces, and melt over low heat. When melted, add the milk, cream, and vanilla pod. Bring near to a boil, stirring constantly. Thoroughly whip the egg yolks with the sugar, add to the milk and cream, and cook as in the basic recipe. When the mixture is ready, pour it into a bowl and cool, stirring occasionally.

When the resulting mix is cool, strain through a sieve, if necessary. Then, please put it in the ice-cream machine and churn.

Serves 4

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
to help his friends that go to Italy to visit
and enjoy his old home country.
He also publishes books on the Argentine tango dance.

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