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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.

Cooking Tips

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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