Chiaroscuro Scoops: Gelato alla Vaniglia e Cioccolato

Dive into the timeless dance of light and dark with Gelato alla Vaniglia e Cioccolato. Velvety vanilla and decadent chocolate gelato intertwine in a luscious duet, delivering a classic flavor pairing that tantalizes the taste buds.

Chiaroscuro Scoops: Gelato alla Vaniglia e Cioccolato

Preparation and Freezing Time

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes 
  • Freezing Time: 4 hours

Servings and Size

  • Yields: 8 servings 
  • Serving Size: 2 scoops (approximately 100g)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 210 kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 28g 
  • Protein: 5g 
  • Fat: 9g 
  • Saturated Fat: 5g 
  • Sugars: 22g


  • Whole milk - 500ml
  • Heavy cream - 250ml
  • Granulated sugar - 150g
  • Egg yolks - 4
  • Pure vanilla extract - 2 tsp
  • Cocoa powder - 50g

Method of Preparation

  1. Whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale.
  2. Heat milk to a simmer, then temper into egg mixture.
  3. Divide base, add vanilla to one half, cocoa to the other.
  4. Chill both mixtures, churn in an ice cream maker.
  5. Freeze until firm, then serve.

Culinary Tips

  • Ensure your base is cold before churning for the smoothest texture.
  • For a more intense chocolate flavor, use a combination of cocoa and melted dark chocolate.


  • Q: Can I make gelato without an ice cream maker? A: Yes, but stir the mixture every 30 minutes while freezing to break up ice crystals.
  • Q: How do I store homemade gelato? A: Keep it in an airtight container in the freezer, best consumed within a week.
  • Q: Can I use low-fat milk? A: It's possible, but the gelato won't be as creamy.


Gelato alla Vaniglia e Cioccolato is a study in contrasts, a delicious embodiment of creamy indulgence that's perfect for any season.