Italian-style coffee-flavored gelato. True gelato does not contain eggs and it will melt fairly quickly when removed from the cold. On the plus side, it's far lower in cholesterol than ice cream. It is recommended to eat when ready, but you can store for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the freezer.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix milk, cream, and sugar together in a large bowl. Refrigerate to let sugar dissolve.

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  • Brew the coffee grounds with water in a coffee maker or French press. Refrigerate coffee until completely cooled, at least 30 minutes.

  • Beat milk mixture using an electric mixture until slightly thickened to the consistency of buttermilk. Stir coffee into milk mixture.

  • Transfer milk-coffee mixture to an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions for making ice cream.

Cook's Notes:

For a thicker gelato, use heavy whipping cream instead of light cream. For a lower fat gelato, use whole milk instead of the cream, for a total of 3 cups milk.

You can also use instant coffee, just make sure you properly get 1 cup.

If you do not have an ice cream maker, place it in the freezer occasionally stirring well.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 13.6g; cholesterol 45.7mg; sodium 50.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2017
I used a pint of heavy cream and a can of evaporated milk instead of whole milk. Mixed for 20 minutes. Turned out great!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2019
easy recipe and good texture a little sweet tho and no coffee flavor at all I'll make it again w changes but if that doesn't work won't a third time Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2017
I used a pint of heavy cream and a can of evaporated milk instead of whole milk. Mixed for 20 minutes. Turned out great!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2020
Very easy and very delicious. I would include a picture but it was too quickly devoured! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2019
We love this simple recipe. It was delish! New go to favorite. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2021
Coffee flavor was mild. Will use more coffee and possibly a longer brew time next time Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2019
easy recipe and good texture a little sweet tho and no coffee flavor at all I'll make it again w changes but if that doesn't work won't a third time Read More