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


Serves: 4 

  • 2 cups (500ml) milk
  • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:12hr cooling  ›  Ready in:12hr30min 

  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.

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