Heading into the long weekend, I had no idea what sort of ice cream I’d be making for today. And then I walked down the candy aisle. The dark chocolate Toblerone bars were staring me in the face, and I could not look away.
For straight up eating, I adore the milk chocolate Toblerone, but I was afraid that the milk chocolate would be too sweet and not chocolatey enough for the gelato I had in mind. Besides, I was adding a lot of milk to the chocolate anyway.
For those of you who have never had a Toblerone bar, they contain lovely wee bits of honey nougat and pieces of almond. They are delicious. I underscored the honey by adding just a touch to the base, and a little bit of Amaretto helped to bring out the almond. This gelato is dangerously rich and delicious. It has three bars of Toblerone melted into the base and another one chopped into tiny pieces and mixed in after churning.
I’m calling this Toblerone Gelato because the base is made from whole milk. When I use dairy that’s higher in butterfat, then I call it ice cream. And now you know.