GELATO (Strawberry) – homemade
With most days the temperature hitting the high 30’s or the low 40’s a cooling and refreshing Gelato is on the agenda. A big favourite with young and old – Gelato will please and satisfy. But what to do if your next Gelataria is too far away…? To make your own Gelato is actually very easy to make. What you need is a food processor, frozen fruit (strawberries), jam, honey and cream. No need for Gelato / ice-cream maker (if you have one – of course use it). This recipe makes a smooth and creamy Gelato without a Gelato / Ice-cream maker. Another advantage is that you can alter / change / experiment with your favourite fruits and adjust the sweetness with honey.
Below find my Recipe with step-by-step instructions. Have a go, try it out, it tastes amazing!
RECIPE: STRAWBERRY GELATO
Makes: 4 Portions || Pre-preparation time: 12hrs | Preparation time: 10 minutes || Difficulty level: Beginner
Here is what you need:
QUANTITY UNIT PRODUCE
250 GR Strawberries, washed, cleaned and cut into small pieces
15 GR Strawberry Jam
10 GR Honey liquid
50 ML Cream fresh
4 PC Strawberry wedges
4 PC Mint leaf fresh, washed
MISE EN PLACE | PREPARATION:
– Place small pieces of fresh strawberries into freezer (at least 12 hrs – best 24 hrs
-Take out, break the pieces apart, place in food blender / processor
-Add jam, honey (more or less depending on sweetness of fruit (strawberry)), and cream
-Mix blend till smooth (approximately 60-75 seconds)
-Scoop out and place again in freezer
-Scoop out with ice-cream spoon (regular spoon will do it as well)
-Serve in dessert dish (glass), garnish with strawberry wedges and minr leaf
REMARKS | COMMENTS | SUGGESTIONS:
-Do not blend / process for too long – the cream will split
-Do not store / keep the made Gelato for too long in the freezer…. Will get too hard and loses its smoothness
BEST: have the frozen fruit ready (prepared and stored in your freezer). So you can blend / mix up a Gelato in no time.
-Place Gelato dish in freezer (10-15 minutes) before serving
-Can be done with other fruits like raspberry, plums, nectarines, etc… Just adjust level of sweetness depending on fruit.
TIP: experiment with your favourite fruit or fruit mix. Also a great idea to use up fruits (before throwing them away…!). Some of the cream can be substituted with yogurt and /. Or sour cream – depending on your taste
Enjoy and Bon Appetite!
Martin – Chef & Guide Dog User