Friday, April 17, 2015

SPRING SEASON...HOMEMADE VANILLA GELATO... APRIL 2015

Making homemade food...that is fresh...in season...and using quality ingredients...just makes for good old common sense...because a few good ingredients costs so much less than any already packaged or prepared...food. I truly know that seasonal homemade food...is resourceful and money wise. And let's be honest...there is nothing so fulfilling than doing it yourself.

Here is a simple...very tasty homemade Gelato recipe...made for mere pennies a serving. You will need an ice cream maker though to make it.

VANILLA GELATO
serves 4

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean split lengthwise

In a medium saucepan...combine the cream...milk...and sugar. Cook over medium heat...stirring until the sugar is dissolved...then slowly cook until it begins to bubble but not boil. Remove from heat. Scrape out the vanilla beans from the vanilla bean pod...and add to mixture...then just throw in the pod too...for extra flavor. Let stand for 30 minutes. When 30 minutes are finished ...take out the vanilla pod only...and pour mixture into a container with lid and put in freezer. When set...and softly frozen...take out and scoop mixture into your ice cream maker and process. Return to container when finished processing...and freeze until ready to serve.

This is a very rich...and yummy Gelato... I always double the batch.

From my kitchen hearth to yours,
Victoria