Italian Gelato Recipes

Italian Gelato Recipes

These gelato recipes will give you a general idea of what kind of flavors you can make. Use your own favorite ingredients and enjoy.

Custard Cream Gelato

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups of whole milk or 2%
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 12 egg yolks beaten
  • 1 Tbls of grated orange or lemon peelPREPARATION
  • In a large saucepan combined egg yolks, 3 cups of milk and sugar.
  • Cook and whisk over very low heat until mixture sticks to the metal utensil. Be very careful not to cook the eggs.
  • Remove from heat and gradually mix in the remaining 3 cups of milk and grated peel.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight or place the saucepan in an ice bath until completely chilled.
  • Freeze in a 5 quart ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions.

This recipe makes around 2 to 3 quarts of gelato. These gelato recipes can be adjusted to make a smaller portion but I always say if you’re going to make it you might as well make enough.

 

 

Triple Chocolate Gelato

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups of whole milk or 2%
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 12 egg yolks beaten
  • 6 oz of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 oz of chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • Cocoa powder for dustingPREPARATION
  • Prepare the above custard recipe as directed without the peel.
  • Before adding the remaining 3 cups of milk add 6oz of semi-sweet chocolate until melted.
  • Chop up 6 more ounces of chocolate and whisk into the mixture.
  • Chill in the refrigerator or ice bath.
  • >Freeze in a 5 quart ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions.
  • Dust with cocoa powder upon serving. 

 

Peach Gelato

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups of whole milk or 2%
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 12 egg yolks beaten
  • 6 to 8 peaches pitted, peeled and chopped.PREPARATION
  • Prepare the above custard recipe as directed without the peel.
  • In a blender or food processor blend peaches until smooth
  • Before adding the remaining 3 cups of milk whisk in 2 cups of the blended peaches.
  • Chill in the refrigerator or ice bath.
  • Freeze in a 5 quart ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions. 

 

Strawberry Gelato

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups of whole milk or 2%
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 12 egg yolks beaten
  • 3 cups of chopped strawberriesPREPARATION
  • Prepare the above custard recipe as directed without the peel.
  • In a blender or food processor blend strawberries until smooth.
  • Before adding the remaining 3 cups of milk whisk in 3 cups of blended strawberries.
  • Chill in the refrigerator or ice bath.
  • Freeze in a 5 quart ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions. 
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