Recipe For Chocolate And Orange Gelato

This gelato is reminiscent of candied oranges dipped in chocolate. The texture is amazingly smooth and it is packed full of orange flavour with rich chocolate. Head straight on to the recipe ♥

A few months ago we went for a casual dinner with friends to Arugula and I chose my entire meal around what was on the dessert menu. This is not unusual as I always look at what the sweet offerings are before choosing what I am going to eat for my main course. On the menu was home made chocolate and orange ice cream. I chose a main course only and left space for the ice cream, only to feel let down after the first bite. It was smooth, and chocolatey, but there was not even a hint of orange. Basically, it did not do what it said on the box. Knowing I could produce a better flavoured ice cream I decided to use the orange and ginger marmalade I had made to infuse my gelato as ginger works just as well with chocolate as orange does. This chocolate and orange gelato ticked all of the boxes when it came to flavour. You can taste the chocolate and the orange is just as prevalent without being overpowering. The ginger adds some warmth to the dessert, but if you cannot find this flavour combination in a marmalade, then just use plain orange.

Chocolate And Orange Gelato
Chocolate And Orange Gelato


5.0 from 3 reviews
Chocolate & Orange Gelato
 
This makes the most divinely smooth ice cream with great depth of flavour
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Ingredients
  • 500mls milk
  • peel of 1 orange, cut in thick strips
  • 100g orange and ginger marmalade
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 170g sugar - I used fructose
Method
  1. Place the milk, orange peel and marmalade into a sauce pan
  2. Bring to blood temperature over a medium temperature
  3. Whisk in the cocoa
  4. Place the yolks and sugar into a mixing bowl
  5. Whisk until at the ribbon stage
  6. Pour half of the milk into the eggs, whisking while you do this
  7. Add back to the milk and stir with a wooden spoon until a custard forms
  8. Place into a bowl and set aside to cool
  9. Cover and refrigerate overnight
  10. Strain the custard
  11. Churn as per your ice cream machine manufacturers' instructions

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32 thoughts on “Recipe For Chocolate And Orange Gelato

  1. Lovely recipe, Tandy. I’ve never made Gelato, but this one sounds really delicious. 🙂

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    1. My new favourite Sylvia 🙂

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  2. Haha – Tandy – picking dessert first and basing everything else around that is what I do too! But what a bomb that the dessert wasn’t worthy! Yours sounds wonderful with that marmalade – absolutely decadent!

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    1. Thanks, it was very decadent 🙂

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  3. Delicious combination… love chocolate and orange too 🙂

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    1. Thanks Moya 🙂

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  4. Love the sound of this! What a great dessert to have for something a bit different.

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    1. Thanks Caroline 🙂

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  5. Hi Tandy, what a delicious dessert, chocolate and orange are made for each other.
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    1. I so agree 🙂

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  6. What a fabulous combination and I love the addition of the ginger. I also love that you peruse the dessert menu before ordering your main course – smart lady.

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    1. It is a good habit Susan 🙂

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  7. I thought gelato was much more difficult to make, but you totally rocked it, girl! 🙂 Looks yum!

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    1. Thanks Agness 🙂

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  8. I still have yet to try gelato! I guess I live a sheltered life. Orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combos though! yum.

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    1. This is really easy to make Laura 🙂

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  9. chocolate and orange is the best flavor combo, especially in a frozen treat. One could always add a bit of fine diced ginger in there if not in the marmalade. really love this gelato Tandy!

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    1. That is such a great idea Evelyne 🙂

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  10. I want this choc/orange delight, I want it ALL in my belly. I wonder how I could make this dairy free, maybe almond milk. Yes… I will be trying this beauty stat. 🙂

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    1. I am sure you can make it with almond milk 🙂

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  11. My husband loves the chocolate/orange combination. I am sure he would love this gelato.

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    1. This flavour combination is going to feature again on the blog soon 🙂

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  12. It looks gorgeously rich and decadent!

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    1. It is all that!

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  13. Gelato is one of my all-time favourite desserts. You really scored on this tandy – delicious!

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    1. Thank you Lucie 🙂

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  14. Love the idea of the ginger with the chocolate and orange. Lovely.
    Have a super day Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thank you Mandy 🙂

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  15. This sounds delicious!! I do love the orange and chocolate combination.
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    1. It was really good!

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  16. Wow, that looks rich and unctuous!

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    1. You have described it perfectly Liz 🙂

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