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Chocolate & Stewed Fig Gelato

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  • Author: Emiko Davies, adapted from Pellegrino Artusi
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


A simple but delectable chocolate gelato recipe.


  • 1 litre/quart of milk (or for a richer, creamier consistency, pouring cream)
  • 250 grams/ 9 oz of dark chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped
  • 120 grams/ 4.5 oz of fine sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cardamom
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 810 stewed figs


  1. In a pot, gently heat the milk and add the chocolate, the sugar and spice. Gently whisk it all together in the warm milk.
  2. Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl, add some of the chocolate mixture to the eggs and then add it all back to the pot and continue whisking for a few more minutes over low heat until the mixture thickens slightly. Stir in the chopped, stewed figs.
  3. Take off the heat and allow the chocolate mixture to cool completely before placing in an ice-cream maker.
  4. I find that home made gelato needs an extra hour or so in the freezer to set properly before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
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