Italian Gelato Recipes



Gelato


RICH ITALIAN ICE CREAM

If you like ice cream you’ll love the Gelato Recipes I wrote up for you. It’s rich creamy frozen custard flavored with chocolate, fruits and nuts and almost anything you can think of.

Throughout the years Italy has produced some of Europe’s best desserts. Many of these desserts are simple to make and do not involve any complicated techniques.

After eating an Italian meal course after course there is hardly any room for dessert. So any dessert that you serve should be light and simple like fresh fruit or these delicious gelato recipes.

Let's start with a basic custard cream gelato and then add a whole bunch of different ingredients to give it some great flavors. You’ll need an ice cream maker for this one but its well worth the end results. Soon you’ll understand why this special dessert has been an Italian favorite for centuries.

Custard Cream Gelato

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups of whole milk or 2%
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 12 egg yolks beaten
  • 1 Tbls of grated orange or lemon peel

    PREPARATION

  • In a large saucepan combined egg yolks, 3 cups of milk and sugar.
  • Cook and whisk over very low heat until mixture sticks to the metal utensil. Be very careful not to cook the eggs.
  • Remove from heat and gradually mix in the remaining 3 cups of milk and grated peel.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight or place the saucepan in an ice bath until completely chilled.
  • Freeze in a 5 quart ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions.
  • This recipe makes around 2 to 3 quarts of gelato. These gelato recipes can be adjusted to make a smaller portion but I always say if you’re going to make it you might as well make enough.

    Triple Chocolate Gelato

    INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups of whole milk or 2%
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 12 egg yolks beaten
  • 6 oz of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 oz of chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • Cocoa powder for dusting

    PREPARATION

  • Prepare the above custard recipe as directed without the peel.
  • Before adding the remaining 3 cups of milk add 6oz of semi-sweet chocolate until melted.
  • Chill in the refrigerator or ice bath.
  • Chop up 6 more ounces of chocolate and whisk into the mixture.
  • Freeze as directed.
  • Dust with cocoa powder upon serving.

    Peach Gelato

    INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups of whole milk or 2%
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 12 egg yolks beaten
  • 6 to 8 peaches pitted, peeled and chopped.

    PREPARATION

  • Prepare the above custard recipe as directed without the peel.
  • In a blender or food processor blend peaches until smooth
  • Before adding the remaining 3 cups of milk whisk in 2 cups of the blended peaches.
  • Chill in the refrigerator or ice bath.
  • Freeze as directed.

    Strawberry Gelato

    INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups of whole milk or 2%
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 12 egg yolks beaten
  • 3 cups of chopped strawberries

    PREPARATION

  • Prepare the above custard recipe as directed without the peel.
  • In a blender or food processor blend strawberries until smooth.
  • Before adding the remaining 3 cups of milk whisk in 3 cups of blended strawberries.
  • Chill in the refrigerator or ice bath.
  • Freeze as directed.

    These gelato recipeswill give you a general idea of what kind of flavors you can make. Use your own favorite ingredients and enjoy.

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