Chocolate Gelato

INDULGE in this raw Chocolate Gelato and satisfy your cravings for both chocolate and ice cream!  And guess what...its sooooo good for you.

Created and shared by Reader Adrianne Barba from Western Australia

Adrianne says, "Years ago I saw a chocolate-hazelnut ice cream on a recipe menu and wanted to recreate my own raw version. Here it is and I do hope you enjoy it as much as I do!"

STABILIZER INGREDIENTS This is optional as it is not truly raw.
1 Tablespoon powdered agar-agar {seaweed extract often used in Japanese desserts}
1/2 cup water

Place agar-agar and water in a saucepan. Stir over very low heat until simmering and thickened into a gooey, gelatinous mixture.


1 cup raw hazelnut butter
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1/2 cup dark agave nectar
1/2 cups water
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon maca (optional, I like the caramelly taste)

Whirl all ingredients in the food processor or blender with the stabilizer {if using}. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes before churning in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Although not strictly raw, the agar-agar {find it at your local Asian supermarket or health food store} stops the gelato freezing rock solid when stored in the freezer, if you can resist not eating it all immediately as I do!

Eating Raw Foods

Eating a majority of raw foods does not necessarily limit the kind of foods you enjoy. Rather this type of diet simply gives you more of what you use food for: Nutrition, pleasure, health, strength, etc. Eating food 'in the raw' is simply an alternative way of food preparation that will totally benefit you in a huge way.

Raw food is natural, unprocessed, preferably organic and non-genetically modified (non GMOs) food that has not been heated above 118° F (46°C). Foods using low or no heat ensures that the all important enzymes and other nutrients are preserved. Cooking foods destroys a lot of these imperative enzymes critical to the absorption of the nutrients you eat. Here is a list of raw foods.

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