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    Super-Easy Chocolate Ganache or Gelato

    Super-Easy Chocolate Ganache or Gelato. Photo by 2Bleu

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    11 mins

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    10 mins

    2Bleu's Note:

    You have two choices here: Either refrigerate this as a Ganache and use it to make truffles or to frost cakes, or opt to add a couple more ingredients and turn it into a delicious creamy chocolate Italian ice cream (aka Gelato). Enjoy cocktails? try Morta De Chocolata Gelatini (Death by Chocolate Martini) using the gelato from this recipe. :)

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    1. 1
      Place heavy cream, butter, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until just simmering and sugar is dissolved.
    2. 2
      Remove from heat and add chocolate and vanilla extract. Stir well until smooth and chocolate is melted through.
    3. 3
      FOR GANACHE: Let cool, stirring occasionally. When cooled completely, refrigerate until needed. You can make truffles by scooping out little melon-sized balls of ganache and roll in coconut, cocoa powder, or chopped nuts. To make cake icing, beat mixture until thick and creamy, to your desired spreading consistency.
    4. 4
      FOR GELATO: Let cool, stirring occasionally. When cooled to room temperature, add eggs and milk, whisking to incorporate. Return to a medium heat and cook, while continuing to stir or gently whisk, until warmed up again.
    5. 5
      Remove from heat and let cool, stirring occasionaly. When cooled to room temperature, place in a freezer container and freeze for at least 2 hrs before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 02, 2010


      Holy chocolate nirvana. Twenty stars. Made the gelato and it was just delightful. Very creamy. Will make again, but not often as this is ultra-decadent. Followed directions with no changes and this recipe is just a winner. Thanks for a great one!

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    • on September 07, 2009


      This was awsome!! i needed a ganache for my cake topping,& this worked wonderfully, i had some left over & made truffles with it, I have never made truffles & surprised myself. thanks so much.

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    • on July 14, 2009


      Great for kids with a chocolate addition, young and old. I made this as a gelato. Used vanilla extract also as an option. Great taste and flavors. Glad that everyone saved one for me. Made for PRMR tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Super-Easy Chocolate Ganache or Gelato

    Serving Size: 1 (139 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 518.2
    Calories from Fat 337
    Total Fat 37.4 g
    Saturated Fat 22.3 g
    Cholesterol 127.9 mg
    Sodium 83.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 42.1 g
    Protein 5.6 g

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