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Keto Dark Chocolate Gelato

Chocolate is a luxurious sweet treat. This keto dark chocolate gelato mixes the smoothness of gelato with the decadence of dark chocolate for a delicious dessert!

Keto Dark Chocolate Gelato

WHAT IS GELATO?

Gelato is a popular frozen dessert very similar to ice cream. The creamy dessert originated in Italy in the 1600s but has become popular around the world.

While there are several ingredient differences in gelato and ice cream, the main difference is the mouthfeel density of gelato.

Gelato is mixed slower than ice cream, which reduces the amount of air content. Therefore, it isn’t as light and airy as traditional ice cream but is instead thicker and creamier.

KETO DARK CHOCOLATE GELATO INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this delicious gelato recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand first.

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to go!

HOW TO MAKE KETO DARK CHOCOLATE GELATO

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine almond milk, cream, and half the sweetener
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring continuously to mix sweetener
  3. Add unsweetened cocoa powder and dark chocolate
  4. Whisk or stir continuously until chocolate is melted and incorporated
  5. *only if using egg yolks* In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks with the remaining sweetener until thick
  6. Slowly add almond milk mixture, whisking continuously
  7. Return mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened
  8. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes
  9. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for several hours
  10. Remove from the fridge and whisk
  11. Pour into the ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s directions, using a gelato setting if available
  12. Remove from ice cream maker and enjoy!
Keto Dark Chocolate Gelato

HOW IS GELATO DIFFERENT FROM ICE CREAM?

Even though it might not seem like it, gelato is actually different from ice cream in several ways.

  • Density – Because gelato is mixed/churned at a slower speed than ice cream, less air is incorporated into the mixture. This causes gelato to be denser and less “fluff.”
  • Ingredient Proportions – Traditional gelato recipes use the same base ingredients as ice cream; milk, cream, and sugar. As a rule, gelato recipes call for more milk than cream and don’t normally call for egg yolk, like some ice creams. We add egg yolk to our mixture for added fat content.
  • Serving Utensil – An odd but interesting fact… Gelato is supposed to be served with a spade and not a scoop.

DO I HAVE TO USE EGG YOLKS?

Well, the simple answer is, no you don’t. The stigma of raw egg yolks is real, and we totally understand that.

That’s why we list the egg yolks as a totally optional ingredient.

Eating raw egg yolks doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience. For ice cream and gelato, the yolk serves two purposes.

  1. It acts as a natural stabilizer for the recipe, which is usually done by adding guar gum or another stabilizing agent.
  2. Adds extra fats, which helps add flavor and makes the gelato even more useful for those on keto.

In the United States, you can buy pasteurized eggs at grocery stores and supermarkets. These eggs have been gently heated in their shells to ensure that any bacteria that may be inside are killed.

This process doesn’t hurt or cook the egg, so you can’t tell a difference in a pasteurized and non-pasteurized egg. Elizabeth over at The Nourished Life talks about how and why she eats pasteurized eggs almost every day.

The short of it is, if you don’t feel comfortable using raw egg yolk, you don’t have to. And, it won’t change the outcome of the recipe.

Keto Dark Chocolate Gelato

WHAT TO EAT DARK CHOCOLATE GELATO WITH

Dark chocolate (or any chocolate) desserts are perfect to top off any meal. Here are a few keto meal ideas you might want to make alongside this gelato.

For more ideas, check out our recipe index.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE DARK CHOCOLATE GELATO

Click on the links to see the items used in making this recipe. You can also find these products linked in the recipe below.

  • Ice Cream Maker – An ice cream maker, obviously, is necessary to make this recipe. If you’re able, getting an ice cream maker that can handle making different types (different thicknesses, gelato, sorbet, etc.) can save you tons of time and energy. If you don’t have an ice cream maker of some sort (compressor, frozen bowl, or otherwise) go ahead and get yourself one to make all kinds of delicious and cold sweet treats!
Keto Dark Chocolate Gelato


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Keto Dark Chocolate Gelato

Keto Dark Chocolate Gelato

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Chocolate is a luxurious sweet treat. This keto dark chocolate gelato mixes the smoothness of gelato with the decadence of dark chocolate for a delicious des

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine almond milk, cream, and half the sweetener
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring continuously to mix sweetener
  3. Add unsweetened cocoa powder and dark chocolate
  4. Whisk or stir continuously until chocolate is melted and incorporated
  5. *only if using egg yolks* In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks with the remaining sweetener until thick
  6. Slowly add almond milk mixture, whisking continuously
  7. Return mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened
  8. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes
  9. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for several hours
  10. Remove from the fridge and whisk
  11. Pour into the ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's directions, using a gelato setting if available
  12. Remove from ice cream maker and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1/3 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 286Total Fat 22gCarbohydrates 3gProtein 6g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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Brenda Miller

Friday 6th of March 2020

Hi, I need to have the nutrition details so I can include your recipes in my diet - can you add these?

Logan Childress

Monday 9th of March 2020

Brenda,

Nutrition information is located below the instructions on our recipes.