chocolate gelato

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  • add   3/4 cup minus 2 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar
  • add   4 large egg yolks
  • add   1/3 cup heavy cream
  • add   2 1/4 cups whole milk
  • add   1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • add   2 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Coarsely chop chocolate. In a 2-quart heavy saucepan bring milk, cream, and about half of sugar just to a simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat and add cocoa powder and chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Have ready a large bowl of ice and cold water. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat yolks and remaining sugar until thick and pale. Add hot chocolate mixture in a slow stream, whisking, and pour into saucepan. Cook custard over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until a thermometer registers 170°F. (Do not let boil.) Pour custard through a sieve into a metal bowl set in ice and cold water and cool. Chill custard, covered, until cold.
  3. Freeze custard in an ice-cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden, 1 to 3 hours.