Strawberry and Balsamic Homemade Gelato

Fresh strawberries and balsamic vinegar pair perfectly - even more so in this homemade Italian ice cream. I roast the strawberries in the oven for 30 minutes to release all their sweet juice.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
4 servings


  • 3 ½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled

  • ½ cup white sugar, divided

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone non-stick mat that is larger than the tray to prevent juice from spilling onto the tray.

  2. Combine strawberries, 1/4 cup sugar, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl; toss gently to coat. Transfer to the baking sheet, scraping down the bowl with a spatula to ensure all the liquid is included.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool, about 30 minutes.

  4. Transfer cooled strawberries and all juice to the bowl of a food processor. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cream; mix until smooth.

  5. Pour strawberry mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions until it reaches the creamy texture of a gelato, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

If you do not eat all the gelato, transfer leftover gelato from the ice cream maker to a plastic container. Cover the top with a sheet of waxed paper, top with a lid, and store in freezer. Remove from the freezer up to 30 minutes before serving so it's a softer consistency to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 74mg 372%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 217mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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