How to Make Homemade Gelato

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The sun is out and the first day of spring is around the corner. That means it’s time to make some gelato. Have you ever made it? First things first, if you don’t have a gelato maker, Amazon has plenty available HERE. Now, head over to Allrecipes.com to get this simple Gelato Recipe. It’s a great base, then you can add you favorite flavors, like vanilla, shaved chocolate or Pistachio Paste.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix milk and cream. Warm until foam forms around the edges. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until frothy. Gradually pour the warm milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture gels slightly and coats the back of the spoon. If small egg lumps begin to show, remove from heat immediately.
  3. Pour the mixture through a sieve or fine strainer into a bowl. Cover, and chill for several hours or overnight.
  4. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer to a sealed container, and freeze until firm. If the gelato is too firm, place it in the refrigerator until it reaches the desired consistency.

 

Now, if you don’t have a machine, watch this video for a simple way to make gelato at home.