Stracciatella Chocolate Coconut Gelato photo
Stracciatella Chocolate Coconut Gelato
photo by recipe author

The unique texture of this ice cream is created by a thin drizzle of chocolate added near the end of the freezing process. Therefore, you need an ice cream maker with an opening in the top to add mixings while freezing. (These makers usually have a base that goes in the freezer, so if you keep your ice cream maker frozen all the time, a healthy treat is always just a few minutes away.)

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes



Put all ingredients except coconut oil and chocolate into a blender and blend thoroughly. Add mixture to ice cream maker according to normal directions to freeze.


While freezing gets started, melt coconut oil and chocolate in a small saucepan on low heat. Do not cook! Just barely melted is perfect, so remove the saucepan from the burner before the chocolate is finished melting. (If you cook it, it burns the chocolate, and it will be too hot and melt your ice cream when you add it. The coconut oil lowers the melting temperature and makes it a wonderful texture in the next step.)

When the ice cream is starting to harden and "turn over" in the mixer, very slowly drizzle the melted chocolate into the mixer while it is still mixing. The chocolate will freeze into small strands/striations (Italian: stracciatella) and chunks.

Finish freezing, serve and enjoy!

Recipe submitted by Jeff, Eagle, ID

* For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Submit your recipe here!


The average is oldaverage based on oldtotal votes.

Comments (Comment Moderation is enabled. Your comment will not appear until approved.)
how do you add this to a regular ice cream maker? the cap is on, and the motor on top. Plus, if you stop the motor, ofen it won't start again. What kind of freezer do you have that allows this step?
# Posted By Linda | 5/9/11 9:55 AM
The base-in-the-freezer style ice cream maker is pretty common now. I bought mine for about $20-$30.
# Posted By Jeff | 5/21/11 10:06 PM
If you have to older style ice cream maker you can just swirl in your chocolate or use it on top like "magic shell" the coconut oil will allow the chocolate to harden quickly after hitting the cold ice cream. :)
# Posted By Julie | 6/4/11 2:18 PM

Weekly Sales
Click Here

Current Sales

Virgin Coconut Oil
45% OFF!!

Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
32 oz. ea.
Organic Gold Label
Virgin Coconut Oil
Retail: $80.00 (for 2)
Now: $45.00 (for 2)
until Thursday October 23rd
50% OFF!!
The Whole Soy Story
The Whole Soy Story
Retail: $29.95
Now: $14.98
until Thursday October 23rd
Coconut Flour
30% OFF!!

Organic Coconut Flour
2.2 pounds
Coconut Flour
Retail: $15.00
Now: $9.99
until Sunday October 26th
Moisturizing Creams
40% OFF!!
Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizing Creams
4 oz.
Virgin Coconut Oil
Moisturizing Creams
Lavender for example...
Retail: $19.50
Now: $11.70
until Sunday October 26th
Canadian Raw Honey
50% OFF!!

Organic Canadian Raw Honey
17.6 oz.
Canadian Raw Honey
Retail: $20.99
Now: $10.49
until Sunday October 26th