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Chocolate Gelato Climax (Dark Chocolate Kahlua Gelato Creami)

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Chocolate Kahlua Gelato Climax

If you would like to see evidence that Italians are an advanced culture- Look no further than their amazing Gelato.  The Climax is a provocative, luscious Chocolate Kahlua Gelato recipe – Creamy goodness that will bring a happy ending to your day.

This homemade gelato recipe is for indulgent Chocolate fans who love Gelato.  Luscious and seductive, this come-hither dessert will always have you coming back for more.



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Ingredients for Chocolate Kahlua Gelato

  • Half and Half
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Sugar
  • Egg Yolks
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • Vanilla
  • Kahlua
  • Kosher Salt

You will also need

  • Ninja Creami Ice Cream maker
  • 2 Ninja Creami Pint Containers
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Whisk



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Why will I love this Dark Chocolate Kahlua Gelato Creami recipe?

  • If you love fudgy delicious chocolate- this Italian Gelato is the ultimate decadent gelato
  • Chocolate Kahlua and Sea salt- What a proven combination
  • Perfect for special indulgent moments – The Best Chocolate Gelato at home
  • Homemade Chocolatey goodness any time of year- right out of your freezer


Homemade Chocolate Gelato Creami

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Chocolate Gelato
5 from 47 votes

Ultimate Chocolate Kahlua Gelato

Ultimate Chocolate Kahlua Gelato
Prep Time5 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Freeze time1 day
Total Time1 day 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chocolate Gelato, Chocolate gelato creami, Creami Dark chocolate gelato, Creami Gelato, Ninja Creami Chocolate Gelato
Yield: 8


  • Ninja Creami Ice Cream maker


  • cups Whole milk
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • cup Sugar
  • 5 Egg yolks
  • cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsweet Cocoa Powder
  • 2 oz Bittersweet Chocolate chips Finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp Kahlua
  • ¼ tsp Kosher Salt


Heat the Milks

  • Heat the milk, cream and 1/3 cup sugar in a sauce pan at low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the milk starts to bubble at the edges. (Watch this part carefully - do not boil.)
  • Add the cocoa powder and chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Remove from heat

Prepare the egg

  • Place the egg yolks and ⅓ cup sugar in a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer or immersion blender to combine. Mix for 3-5 minutes on low speed.

Final Mix

  • Return the Chocolate mixture to a burner at a low temperature. Slowy add the egg mixture, stirring constantly. (If there are any lumps in the chocolate, use an immersion blender or hand mixer in the pan to more fully blend)
  • Again, you want the chocolate to only simmer at the edges - do not boil. Allow the temperature to reach 180 degrees F, and pull from the stove
  • Allow 5 minutes to cool, and then add the Kahlua and salt. Stir


  • Add the Chocolate Gelato mixture to 2 Ninja Creami pint containers and freeze for 24 hours.

Ninja Creami Magic

  • Remove a pint of Gelato from the freezer, and remove the lid
  • Place the pint in the Ninja outer bowl with the paddle lid
  • Turn the Ninja Creami on and place the bowl in the locked-in upright position. Push the Gelato button
  • Wait for the machine to turn off. Remove the bowl and serve immediately



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Ninja Creami Ice Cream FAQ’s

What the FAQ?


What is a Ninja Creami?  

The Ninja Creami transforms frozen solid bases into decadent frozen desserts, at the touch of a button.  From healthy to decadent, the Creami can create frozen treats that are delicious and healthful.  The Creami has pre-programmed settings for ice cream, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurt, milkshake, smoothie bowl, slushy, Italian ice, frozen drinks, and ‘Creamiccino’.  The Creami works differently from a conventional maker, but quickly spins a frozen pint of ingredients into a mostly smooth ice cream, even with tricky, low-fat bases.



Why would I want to make Creami Ice Cream or Sorbet?

The Ninja Creami is fast and fun.  Get creative with textures, and flavors,  Make decadent flavor combinations, low-calorie, high protein desserts, or treats to accommodate special diets- Keto, Low-sugar, Lactose-free, or Vegan.

With the Creami, you simply pour your liquid base and ingredients in the Creami pint, and freeze it for 24 hours.  Once your mixture is frozen, you pop the lid off of the containers and drop them into the Ninja Creami.

Whether you’re a seasoned frozen dessert connoisseur or a rookie confection maker, this magical machine can revolutionize your dessert experience.





Why will I love Ninja Creami  Ice cream and Sorbet recipes?

  • Fast.  Create your culinary canvas in minutes- and freeze.  24 hours later the Ninja Creami grinds and smooths your ingredients into a specialty confection.
  • Fun.  There are so many options to create a dessert that is perfect for you and your family and friends
  • Variety. The Ninja Creami offers a wide range of dessert options, allowing you to experiment and create various frozen desserts like ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and more, specific to your taste and preferences.   Great for the perfect summer treat, but a delicious classic all year long.
  • Minimal ingredients. Most recipes require just a handful of ingredients, (with many you will have on hand)
  • Diet friendly. You can use this ice cream machine to make Keto, Lactose-free, low-calorie, protein, and even vegan ice creams.  Pure joy
  • Small servings. Each batch of ice cream makes just one pint, making it so fun to experiment with your favorite flavors- and varieties of frozen desserts- and just enough to share.
  • Customizable settings. Each button on the machine is specific depending on what you’d like to make- lite ice cream, smoothie bowls, or another other sweet treat.



What is the Ninja Creami process?

  1.  Add fresh ingredients to the Ninja Creami pint- Typically a base, fruit or savory flavor, other add-ins
  2. Freeze Ninja Pints and their contents
  3. Turn the Ninja Creami machine on.  Place the Ninja pint into the Ninja Creami’s machine outer bowl with the paddle lid, and position in the machine.  Press the appropriate button, and wait for your machine to do its magic.



What are typical bases for Ninja Creami ice cream?

Typical Creami Ice creams may use egg yolks, cream and sugar.   Other variations use a variety of milks, heavy whipping cream, and occasionally cream cheese, and even goat cheese.

For low-calorie ice creams, almond milk, cashew milk, or low-fat yogurt is often used in conjunction with sugar-free pudding powder.  Low calorie sweeteners include Stevia, Monk fruit, Swerve, Allulose.  Guar gum is sometimes used as a thickener, or way to avoid heavy creams.

Vegan Creami ice cream often feature non-dairy milks like almond or cashew.  They may also use Tofu, Cashew or Coconut butters, soaked nuts, even sweet potatoes and/or dates

Lactose-free milks or protein shakes are often used in Creami desserts for those with milk allergies

Some Creami desserts start with a Protein shake – Fairlife, B-Fit and Core Power shakes are popular options.



What are typical bases for Ninja Creami Sorbet?

Sorbet is typically simple syrup and pureed fruit.  Sorbets can include herbs, and alcohol



Can you use frozen fruit in a Ninja Creami?

If using frozen fruit, Dice or mince in a food processor.   Hard frozen fruit can damage your Ninja machine.  Fresh fruit can to add too much liquid to your recipe.



Can I add Fudge or Caramel to my Ninja Creami ice cream?

Fudge and Caramel, Nut butters, and Hazelnut spread do not mix well in the Ninja Creami.  These should be added after the dessert is blended.



How does the Ninja Creami work?

The Ninja Creami uses a different method of preparing cool and creamy treats.  The Creami uses technology that was previously only available in an expensive machine called the Pacojet.  The Creami  has an attached blade, which spins as it slowly moves into the frozen block of liquid.  The blade drills into the ice, shaving off pieces and whipping them together until the mixture forms a creamy dessert.





Why is my Creami ice cream crumbly?

Ice cream becomes crumbly for a variety of reasons, including not enough fat content, too much water content, or improper freezing.  Add 1/8 cup of milk, cream, or almond milk to your pint, and put the pint back into your Ninja on the re-spin cycle.  This re-spin cycle can be great friend to you!
The more time your ice cream is in the freezer- the more you will want to freshen it up, and add a small quantity of Almond milk- and re-spin.

Chocolate Kahlua Gelato Creami Tips

  • Do not boil the Gelato milk mixture, heat until the milk is just bubbling at the corners (approximately 180 degrees F) – stirring constantly
  • Do not fill the pints past the fill line- you could damage your machine
  • Always freeze Ninja pints level
  • Taste the Gelato mix before freezing to be sure you have the flavor/ sweetness you are looking for
  • Make sure you freeze your ingredients for at least 24 hours
  • If your gelato is a little crumbly, add a slight amount of milk and re-spin
  • Re-spin your Rich chocolate Gelato with a little milk if you have been storing in the freezer for a while


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