Thursday, October 2, 2008

Homemade Raspberry Gelato



I made it myself!

Gelato versus ice cream - I've eaten a lot of gelato in Italy and my 4th batch of ice cream, in which I doubled the fruit mixture (using the new Krups from The Good Guys) is just like gelato. So far I have made peach, cherry, chocolate and now the raspberry.

I am blending recipes and my secret ingredient is a third of a cup of sour cream. The alternative to that is a cup of buttermilk, which Alessandro just got me from Coles, so my next batch (raspberry and blackberry) will use that. The secret with fruit ice creams is to make sure there is enough sugar in it. Think of the difference between the tastes of gelato and yoghurt. They are two different things.

Here is my favorite recipe site for old-fashioned homemade ice cream.

I am using one egg and beating it up then adding the cream and other ingredients and heating it for a minute while stirring. Then take it off the heat and refrigerate for a day. I'm preparing the fruit mixture (pureed with Giancarlo's bamix that I found under the kitchen sink) with the sugar and lemon juice and refrigerating that for a day too. The ice cream maker lives in the bottom of the freezer. It holds one litre of mixture and takes about 20 minutes to make.

I've bought new op shopped little dishes and I need to get an ice cream scooper - as all my spoons are getting bent!

9 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

That looks amazing, I love gelato. I have never tried to make it so hats off to you. Is it a secret recipe? or can you share. Great image.

MoMo said...

Yummmmmm! I'd love to have some.

Lilly's Life said...

Yoohoo!!! Thanks for telling us how its done. That sounds superb and I am going to try it out for summer. Appreciate it very much.

Annie said...

Yum! Looks and sounds wonderful. I haven't tried raspberry yet but need to give it a whirl.

Gerry said...

You might know it would be the food that would get me. Looks wonderful but I never have the discipline to DO anything with raspberries other than eat them right up.

Free Spirit said...

drooling your blog is so cool. Got to di some more. thanks for chatting tonight. will check out your gallery on dsp. boy i wish i did not have to sleep ever.

salty

Deana said...

One of the things I can't wait for in Italy is real gelato. I told mom no matter what she has to take a break in her tour schedule to have some with me. I don't care for ice cream all that much but gelato is just wonderful.

girasoli said...

That looks positively wonderful! I love love love raspberry anything. I enjoyed reading about the process.

Bellgirl said...

Yum, I love gelato, reminds me of sitting in the piazza in Urbania! Thanks for dropping by my blog this morning, lovely to have a look around your blog!