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Chocolate Hazelnut Tartufo

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"My variation on a delicious dessert we experienced in Rome this spring. Called tartufo because it resembles a truffle."
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1 d 4 h 40 m servings 394
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 balls)


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  1. Combine milk, cream, and 1/3 cup sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat; stir until the sugar dissolves, about 3 to 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks and 1/3 cup sugar until the egg yolks are light in color, about 4 minutes. Stir 1/2 cup of the milk mixture into the egg yolks, then pour all of the egg mixture into the saucepan, stirring continuously. Cook, stirring continuously, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the chocolate hazelnut spread, espresso powder, and vanilla, stirring until well combined. Pour through a mesh strainer into a bowl. Refrigerate several hours until cold.
  3. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer gelato into an airtight container and place in freezer until solid.
  4. To make the tartufo: Scoop 4-ounce portions of gelato and form into balls using your hands. Poke a hole in each ball and place 1 cherry in each, cover with gelato, and place on a baking sheet. Roll gelato balls in the grated chocolate until coated and return to the freezer until ready to serve. Serve with whipped topping, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 394 calories; 24.4 39.4 5.8 150 57 Full nutrition

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We Italians do love our gelato, Nutella and espresso, and KTPOPPY you hit the nail on the head with this! All three lovelies in one quick fix! This is as fine a gelato as any I had in Rome as w...

Okay. This is seriously the BEST gelato/ice cream that I have ever had...and I've had gelato in Italy! This was my first time ever making any kind of ice cream...the recipe was very easy to foll...

KTPOPPY, I followed your instructions to make this AMAZING gelato. The cuisinart made it too soft to make tartufo so we just put it in cups and topped it with the cherries and chocolate. It was ...

OK, I didn't make the whole recipe, just the gelato part but OMG is it ever fantastic! Definately worth trying.

This is my first review although there are many recipes here that I love and I've been using Allrecipes for years. That should tell you how much I love this gelato. The most amazing part of it...

This recipe is VERY good! I used 1 tbls of espresso instead of 2 and I didn't have any vanilla so I ommited that. And it was still delicious!

Without exception, family and friends rave about this. Serving it without fanfare, it still gets a big reaction on the first bite. I'm currently aiming to find the right amount of Stevie to re...

This recipe is not too difficult to make and the resulting gelato has a wonderful consistency and flavor. My kids and I really liked it, except, it had much too strong of a coffee flavor. As I m...