Homemade Dark Chocolate Raspberry Gelato

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Gelato Recipe

January 30 , 2017 by: Janette Staub Desserts, Ice Cream

When I bit into dark chocolate as a kid, I always thought it was way too bitter.  Now, as an adult, after my taste buds changed and became more refined, I’ll take dark chocolate over milk chocolate pretty much any day. It is DELICIOUS!

You can get dark chocolate in many forms these days, but what has spoken to me lately….gelato!!!!

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Gelato Recipe

I knew I would have to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to take my gelato to the next level, so I decided to make a raspberry sauce to swirl in.

Making the sauce is the easiest thing to create…only 2 ingredients!

This dark chocolate gelato is very rich, but with the sweet raspberry sauce, everything balances out and goes down real smooth.

How to make homemade dark chocolate raspberry gelato.

If you are a dark chocolate fan such as myself, this gelato is for you!  Test it out, mix with another fruit flavored sauce, or make sans sauce. Either way, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. 😊


Raspberry Dark Chocolate Gelato

Homemade Dark Chocolate Raspberry Gelato
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: about 1 quart



Raspberry sauce

  • 2 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 1/4 cup of the milk with the cream, powdered sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa powder.
  2. Place the pan over medium heat and continue to whisk constantly for 7-10 min, or until the mixture bubbles and thickens.
  3. Remove from heat, add the chopped dark chocolate, and whisk until the chocolate is completely melted. Add in remaining 1 cup of milk and whisk thoroughly.
  4. Place plastic wrap over the surface of the mixture and refrigerate for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the mixture is cooled completely through.
  5. While the mixture is cooling, prepare your raspberry sauce. In a saucepan, combine the berries and sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue boiling for about 5-8 min, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly and then strain through a mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Refrigerate until cold.
  6. Once the gelato mixture is cool, strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer and pour into anCuisinart ICE-21R Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, Red“>ice cream maker. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions (for my ice cream maker it said to churn for 15-20min. For the gelato I let it churn for 10 min and it seemed ready to go).
  7. Layer the raspberry sauce and gelato into an airtight container. Spoon a couple spoonfuls of sauce on the bottom, then a layer of gelato, more sauce, gelato, and some sauce on the top.
  8. Freeze for 2 hours before eating.



  • Okay. I would be in deep trouble if I started making gelato or ice cream. I would eat it all the time. That’s why I don’t have an ice cream maker. I too love dark chocolate over milk. But I even liked it as a kid. I remember biting into my grandmother’s baker’s bar once and although it was not sweet in the least. I still liked it. Your recipe looks so yummy. I wish I could make it!

  • Dark chocolate and strawberry is a wonderful combo. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds so easy to make this incredible gelato!

  • Dark chocolate and raspberry are such an amazing flavor combo, and for gelato no less!

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