Sunday, June 21, 2015

Italian Sunday: Summertime Gelato!

Special Italian Sunday: Summertime Gelato!
What better way to start Summer than with some homemade gelato!?
Gelato ~ Italian Ice Cream
200g sugar
6 egg yolks
1 liter milk
200g whipped cream
4g carob flour thickener or 4 sheets natural gelatin
3 parts ice
1 part rock salt
Prep time 30 minutes
In a large saucepan, beat sugar and egg yolks together until it becomes a light color. Add milk slowly, mixing as you add. Heat until just before boiling, remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients.
In a large bowl, add salt to ice and mash together. Use a thin steal or copper bowl and anchor it firmly into the bowl of salt and ice, so that there is ice below and around the sides. Place a dishtowel around the edge over the ice.
Pour in milk mixture and stir vigorously. Use a spatula to clean sides of bowl and stir until gelato is frozen to your taste. Add desired flavoring such as 200g pistachios (chopped finely to almost a flour), espresso, American coffee, etc. Taste and add sugar and flavoring as needed. Serve immediately or store in the freezer.
By Chloe