Dark Chocolate Gelato
What You'll Need
¼ cup pitted dates, finely chopped
4 tsp hot water
3 oz dark chocolate, unsweetened
12 oz extra firm tofu
2 tsp vanilla extract
¾-1½ tsp pasilla chili powder
2 Tbsp maple syrup
Berries or other cut up fruit (optional)
How to Make It
1 In a bowl, mix the dates with hot water and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for 15 minutes.
2 In a small pan, gently melt the dark chocolate over low heat. Set aside.
3 Using an immersion blender, process the tofu, dates, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
4 Add the melted chocolate and continue to process until well incorporated and smooth.
5 Add the chili powder a little bit at a time, tasting until you get the desired amount of heat.
6 Place in the freezer for 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes.
7 Remove from the freezer and serve with berries or fruit on the side (optional).
8 Eat immediately.
The chili helps to highlight the fruity notes to this recipe, but don’t overdo it with the spice.
A gelato should have a light consistency. Do not store in the freezer for longer than 2 hours.
Serve with fruit for a colorful and delightful dessert.
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