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