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Chocolate Walnut Gelato

Chocolate Walnut Gelato

In this gelato recipe from California Walnuts cocoa, orange zest and toasted walnuts come together for a very cool vegan treat.

YIELD: 8 servings

3 cups water
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
3 oz. bittersweet vegan chocolate product, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. orange zest
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped, toasted

1.    In medium saucepan over medium heat, bring water, sugar and cocoa powder to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar is completely dissolved and cocoa is well blended, about 1 minute.
2.    Remover from heat and stir in vegan chocolate until melted. Let cool completely.
3.    Stir in orange zest and walnuts.
4.    Cover and refrigerate until completely cooled, about 4 hours.
5.    Spoon chilled mixture into shallow metal pan; freeze until almost firm, about 3 hours.
6.    Break into chunks; puree in food processor. Pack into airtight container and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
7.    (Alternately: transfer chilled mixture to ice cream maker and prepare according to instructions.)

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