Lemon Gelato Recipe
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Lemon Gelato Recipe

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On a recent trip to Italy, I became addicted to gelato. My favorite choice was lemon because Italian lemons have an intense flavor. This recipe brings back memories of our vacation. —Gail Wang, Troy, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 361 calories, 26 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 213 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small heavy saucepan, heat milk to 175°; stir in sugar until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Add lemon peel. Cook over low heat until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat immediately. Stir in lemon juice.
  2. Quickly transfer to a large bowl; place bowl in a pan of ice water. Stir gently and occasionally for 2 minutes. Stir in cream. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  3. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. (Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm. Repeat with remaining ice cream mixture. Yield: 1-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Lemon Gelato in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p9

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 361 calories, 26 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 213 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"This recipe is outstanding! It's very creamy, very refreshing and quite easy to make. My husband and I both enjoyed it and I will definitely be making it again!"

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"This is one of the most amazing recipes I have in my recipe box. It tastes like lemons. Everyone who likes lemons LOVES it. I would call it more of a custard, though. I have had gelato and do not care for the texture. The texture of this is SUPERB!"

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"I have made this recipe and I am using splenda instead of sugar so that my diabetic husband can have a sweet treat! Love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"I have made this recipe and I am using splenda instead of sugar so that my diabetic husband can have a sweet treat! Love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"I have made this recipe and I am using splenda instead of sugar so that my diabetic husband can have a sweet treat! Love it!"

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