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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Strawberry Gelato

Strawberry Gelato

These days when I buy berries, I will usually freeze the leftover before they turn rotten. Once I've accummulated a couple of tubs, I usually make smoothies out of them but nowadays I turn them into ice-creams and gelato. Oh sweet!!!

I've made this Strawberry Gelato using recipe from my fave 500 series published by Page One. The gelato is light but yet creamy. BoiBoi loves it a lot that he keep asking if we have finished it already :p

Gelato Di Crema (basic recipe)

600ml single cream
5 egg yolks
115g caster sugar (I used 100 only)

Heat cream until begin to bubble, then cool slightly.

In a large heatproof bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar till thick and creamy. Beat the cooling cream gently into the eggs.

Put bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and stir with wooden spoon until custard just coats the back of the spoon. Remove bowl and let it cool.

When custard is completely cooled, pour into ice-cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions. Stop churning when it's almost firm, transfer to a freezer container and leave in freezer for 15 mins before serving, or until required.

Gelato is best eaten fresh but can be frozen up to a month. Take out at least 15 mins before serving to soften.

Makes about 600ml.

Strawberry Gelato

1 recipe Gelato Di Crema
500g fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped

2 tbsp
caster sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

Prepare basic gelato and leave to cool completely.

Puree strawberries in blender with (A). Pour thru fine-mesh strainer to remove seeds, if liked. This is a tiring job but it's worth it.

Stir puree into basic gelato until well blended. Pour into ice-cream maker and churn accordingly.

Ref: 500 Ice Creams and Sorbets, Page One


J said...

Oh man... love gelato...
(Wah! 500 ice cream and gelato recipes?? That's a lot. Surely not all are nice though - I bravely volunteer as guinea pig!)
:) :) :)

JRmy said...

wahh... yummy!

any place to get ice cream maker in kl?

daphne said...

That is one gadget that is on my wish list! Ice-cream maker!! That looks wonderful...and fresh ice-cream tastes soo good!

Selba said...

Yummm... love gelato!

I like the idea of reducing the sugar :)

Tummythoz said...

Looks lovely.

Babe_KL said...

J, u sure or not? dun regret wor hahaha

Quirky Msia, so far in Msia I only know Kenwood and Ariete have ice-cream makers that are quite affordable. you can find these 2 at most electrical shops. if you have the dough, do spend them on a cuisinart with in-built freezer. find this at robinsons.

It's summer soon Daphne, time to get one!

Selba but not too much reduction though cos I read that when it churns, the ice-cream will become less sweet.

thanks Tummythoz

J said...

110% SURE! :D
(Erm... but if it's got durian and/or petai in it then I'll surely run away)

Jason said...

Aiyer, I like! Best if still can bite into the chunks of strawberries!

Anonymous said...

It looks amazing and I would definitely like to make this myself. It's been a while since I dusted off the ice cream maker. Last I made was pistachio. Thanks, I've never had gelato. I've been wanting to taste it ever since I saw an Everybody Loves Raymond episode.

Babe_KL said...

J, petai ice cream? i think i'll also run away hehe

Jason, there are some chunks around since i did not blend thru all :p

try and let me know how you like the gelato, morningerection