Gelato the Italian way. Incredibly easy to make and incredibly yum! Ice cream or gelato maker required. My family goes crazy over this eggless chocolate stuff! Serve with homemade whipped cream and berries. Buon appetito!
additional:1 hr 45 mins
total:2 hrs 15 mins
Yield:1 /2 gallon
While milk is heating, whisk sugar, 1/4 cup cold milk, cornstarch, and salt together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Whisk cold mixture into the boiling milk and bring to a boil over medium heat; let boil for 3 minutes, whisking constantly until mixture is very thick. Remove from heat.
Bring remaining 1/2 cup cold milk just to a boil over medium heat in a small saucepan. Pour hot milk over chocolate and let stand until chocolate melts, about 1 minute. Whisk until smooth.
Stir chocolate mixture into cornstarch-milk mixture. Force through a fine-mesh sieve into a mixing bowl. Let cool slightly, stirring frequently to prevent a skin from forming. Cover surface with wax paper. Chill in a refrigerator until cold, at least 1 1/2 hours.
Pour mixture into a gelato or ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze in a freezer until hardened if necessary.