Chocolate gelato is a fun alternative to chocolate ice cream. If you need to avoid dairy, this dairy free chocolate gelato is a great alternative. Just a few simple ingredients and some time in the freezer results in a super rich and delectable dessert.
When I saw that this week's Sunday Supper was all about “Free” recipes, I almost decided to skip it. We are very fortunate to be food allergy free in our home so I don't have many recipes without sensitive ingredients. Then I remembered this chocolate gelato recipe I made a few years ago. The recipe really threw me for a loop because aside from some chopped up chocolate, it didn't contain any other dairy. With this week's “Free for All” theme, I decided to go ahead and make this recipe completely dairy free.
I originally used chopped up milk chocolate for this gelato. This time I substituted dairy free mini chocolate chips for the regular milk chocolate. I used Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips that are dairy, nut and soy free. I actually had these in the house as they are my preferred chocolate chips because they are soy free. I try to avoid soy out of GMO concerns – not because of allergies.
I honestly didn't notice any difference in the gelato when using the dairy free chocolate. If you aren't dairy free, this would be a great recipe to make when you want homemade ice cream, but don't have any “fancy” dairy products in the house. It is very, very rich so small servings are better. This is best if eaten with a day or two of making or ice crystals form on the gelato.
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