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Basic Gelato Recipe...from my Italian mother-in-law. This recipe may be used as a base for your favorite flavors. Try adding vanilla, shaved chocolate or your favorite fruits. Experiment with desired flavors!

Recipe Summary

total:
3 hrs
cook:
3 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, mix milk and cream. Warm until foam forms around the edges. Remove from heat.

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  • 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.

  • Pour the mixture through a sieve or fine strainer into a bowl. Cover, and chill for several hours or overnight.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

416 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 33g; fat 28.8g; cholesterol 296.1mg; sodium 80.6mg. Full Nutrition
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