Vanilla Gelato

Vanilla Gelato Recipe

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Leanne D.


This recipe came with my Cuisinart ice cream/gelato maker.I added extra vanilla(The original recipe called for 1/2 teaspoon).I also added the vanilla bean,so it's optional,I just love the flavor of vanilla.
You can also make this in a regular ice cream maker,comes out fine.
I remember my family making ice cream since when I was little,we would have fun turning the crank.Now I know my Parents were happy to have little ones that thought it was fun to turn the crank,that's a work out! I went the easy route and bought an electric maker.Easy Peasy!


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Makes 5 cups
Stove Top


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    1 c heavy cream
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    3 c whole milk,divided
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    1 c sugar
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    1 vanilla bean
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    2 t. cornstarch
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    pinch kosher salt
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    1 t. pure vanilla
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    1 t liquid pectin

How to Make Vanilla Gelato


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cream and 2 cups of the milk.Set over medium/medium-low heat and bring to a simmer.Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds into milk mixture,add bean.
    While cream/milk mixture is heating, put the remaining milk, sugar, cornstarch, salt and vanilla into a small-medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
    Once milk/cream mixture comes to a simmer, add the milk/sugar mixture and stir until fully combined. While still set over medium/medium-low heat, continuously stir until mixture boils and thickens to where it can coat the back of a spoon (this will take about 15 minutes, depending on the stove being used).
    Remove pan from heat, stir in pectin, strain and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of at least 2 hours, or overnight. Whisk mixture together again before pouring into the ice cream maker.
    Pour the mixture into the mixing bowl of the Cuisinart® Ice Cream and Gelato Maker fitted with the gelato paddle. Turn unit on, set Timer and press Start. Let mix until thickened, about 40 minutes. The gelato will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

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About Vanilla Gelato

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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