- a 1/4 of whole milk
- 6 egg yolks
- 10 oz sugar
- 1 ½ oz grape sugar
- 1 oz skim powdered milk
- 7 tbsp whipping cream
- 1 vanilla bean
- lemon zest
To prepare this excellent homemade gelato, first heat the milk with the vanilla bean and lemon peel.
Open the vanilla bean lengthwise and remove the small beans inside by scraping away with a knife, then add to the milk. If you like a strong vanilla flavor, add the entire vanilla pod; otherwise, save the pod for another recipe.
Next, add the lemon peel to the milk.
Heat the milk after the lemon and vanilla have been added.
In the meantime, mix and prepare the other ingredients.
Add to the sugar the dextrose and the powdered milk and combine well. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg yolks with the fresh cream.
Once the milk is hot, add the sugar to the powdered milk and heat to 185° F, whisking constantly. Check the temperature using a kitchen thermometor.
Once the milk has reached 185° F, add the eggs and cream, continuing to whisk constantly. Leave on the flame for about ten seconds in order to pasteurize it and eliminate bacteria.
Quickly cool the mixture. Pour the mix into a container, then place the container in a cold water bath with ice.
As soon as the mix is cold, remove the lemon zest and transfer to the gelato machine. For a creamier, smoother gelato, allow the mix to rest in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight before adding it to the gelato machine.
Once ready, take the gelato out of the machine and serve this delicious, homemade treat.
Did you know that…?
Gelato and Ice cream refer to two similar but separate products. Gelato is prepared fresh every day and contains less fat than ice cream.