Gelato al cioccolato


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

How to make Gelato al cioccolato:

Break the chocolate into chunks pieces, and melt over a 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 continue to cook as in 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. Put it in the ice-cream machine and churn.

Serves 4