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Chocolate Gelato recipe

Chocolate Gelato

This Chocolate Gelato is a simple recipe and packs a real chocolate punch.
Prep Time 25 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3
Calories 240 kcal


  • Medium saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Medium bowl
  • Ice cream maker


  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cup whole milk divided
  • 5 oz semisweet 
  • chocolate finely chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • pinch of salt


  • Over low heat in a medium saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, and salt until you get a blended mixture. 
  • Add slowly just 1/4 of the milk and continue whisking to mix it well then rest the rest of the milk.
  • Boil it over medium heat for about 1 minute and then remove it from the heat.
  • Add chocolate and let it sit for a few minutes till the chocolate melts completely.
  • Use a medium bowl to transfer the mixture. Add the cream and mix.
  • Cover the bowl and leave it overnight in the refrigerator or at least for a few hours.
  • Use an ice cream maker to freeze the mixture and then transfer it to an air-tight container and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Leave it for about 5 minutes before serving at a room temperature to soften.


Chocolate will melt evenly and quickly into the gelato mix if you have it very finely.
Keyword Chocolate, Cold