Gelato al Bacio (Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato)
Recipe type: Dessert
Chocolate and roasted hazelnut gelato (bacio) is a classic Italian ice cream. Inspired by the famous chocolates "Baci Perugina" it has quickly become a summer favorite. This is the Paleo version, which gets remarkably close to the original.
  • 3 organic bananas peeled, cut in rounds and frozen.
  • ¼ cup dark cacao powder (organic and fair trade please!)
  • 1 cup toasted hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon liquid organic vanilla (this one is good and inexpensive!)
  1. Take the bananas out of the freezer about 10 minutes before starting the preparation
  2. Grind the hazelnuts in a food processor or a coffee grinder, until reduced to a fine flour
  3. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and mix well until smoothly blended
  4. At this point the consistency should be perfect for serving.
  5. The gelato can be re-frozen, but always take out of the freezer about 30 minutes before serving, or until desired softness is reached.
  6. Serve with whole hazelnuts as decoration.
Recipe by The Nourished Caveman at