Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato

Cooking method:

Ninja™ CREAMi™
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 24h 17 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato

MAKE IT DAIRY-FREE: Use vegan hazelnut spread for hazelnut spread, unsweetened coconut cream for heavy cream, and unsweetened oat milk for whole milk. Whisk the coconut cream until smooth, then add the remaining ingredients.

MAKE IT LITE: Use 2 ½ tablespoons raw agave nectar and ½ teaspoon stevia for light corn syrup and granulated sugar. Process on LITE ICE CREAM program.

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Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Eggs, Nuts


  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup hazelnut spread
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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  • Step 1

    Place egg yolks, hazelnut spread, cocoa powder, corn syrup, and sugar in a small saucepan and whisk until fully combined.

  • Step 2

    Add heavy cream, milk, and vanilla extract to the saucepan and stir to combine.

  • Step 3

    Place saucepan on stove over medium heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula. Cook until temperature reaches 165°F–175°F on an instant-read thermometer.

  • Step 4

    Remove base from heat and pour through a fine-mesh strainer into an empty CREAMi™ Pint up to the MAX FILL line. Place pint into an ice bath. Once cooled, place storage lid on pint and freeze for 24 hours.

  • Step 5

    Remove pint from freezer and remove lid from pint. Place pint in outer bowl, install Creamerizer™ Paddle onto outer bowl lid, and lock the lid assembly on the outer bowl. Place bowl assembly on motor base and twist the handle right to raise the platform and lock in place.

  • Step 6

    Select GELATO.

  • Step 7

    When processing is complete, add mix-ins or remove gelato from pint and serve immediately.

    NOTE: If your freezer is set to a very cold temperature, the gelato may look crumbly. If this occurs, select RE-SPIN to process the mixture a little more if not adding mix-ins.