Gelato al Bacio

With this month’s catalog shot in Venice, I thought I’d give you all a recipe for one of my favorite Italian foods – gelato. This is a recipe that my grandma or aunt will whip up almost every time I visit them in Italy. I never really make it at home, so it’s earned a spot in my heart as one of those special treats I get whenever I visit my favorite place in the whole world. It’s made with hazelnuts and chocolate, like the Italian candy, Baci, from which it gets its name. More familiarly, it has a nutella-like flavoring, but whatever you relate it to, it’s a dream that melts in your mouth. Now that I have a vat of it in my fridge, it’s been really hard to stay away.

Try it out for yourself if you dare =P


1 Egg

1 1/3 Cups Whole Milk

100 Grams of Dark Chocolate

¾ (generous) Cup of sugar

¾ Cups of ground hazelnuts

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

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Beat egg, 1 cup of milk, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl.


Place sugar, chocolate, 1/3 cup of milk, ¼ cup of hazelnuts into a pot, and place over a low flame. Keep stirring until chocolate is fully melted and sugar is dissolved.


Pour melted chocolate mixture into milk/egg mixture, add remaining hazelnuts, and stir vigorously until fully blended together.

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Pour into a bread pan, and let cool for a bit. Once it has reached room temperature, stick the whole thing in the fridge over night.


After a night in the fridge to freeze, it should be ready to serve nde



  1. Everyone always tells me that gelato in Italy can not compare to any gelato in the US (which I still think is delicious!), so I am thinking that I won’t make this, and just wait for the supposedly delicious gelato when I go to Italy next year, but it looks so good! Plus I’m not great at making food! ;) xoxo

  2. I know you guys are in SF right now and it isn’t gelato, but one of the yummiest ice cream places I’ve eaten at is the Bi-Rite Creamery! You should check it out while you’re there for the outside lands festival:)

  3. Is there a FP store in San Fran I will be traveling there on Fri TJust made home stawberry soft serve last nie, may have to surpise hubby with this reciepe thanx

  4. That looks absolutely divine! I could totally go for some authentic Italian gelato. It’s been years since I’ve been there but I can remember that on my shoe-string budget, gelato meals were about all I could afford!

  5. This sounds so delicious! I’m a serious food lover :D And Newman’s Own makes awesome dark chocolate. Have you tried their orange dark chocolate?


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