Ah, the arrival of summer and along with it the permission to indulge (or over-indulge) in the wonderful flavors of Gelato. I can’t even remember now what it was about Gelato that set me on a quest over a year ago to try my hand at making it. But boy am I grateful, as I’ve had so much fun coming up with new flavor combinations and learning the secrets to a smooth, silky and effortless Gelato.
After a lot of on-line research I purchased a gelato/sorbet machine, ice cream pints & lids, and a great book on the subject called The Ciao Bella Books of Gelato & Sorbet by the master-makers F.W. Pearce & Danilo Zecchin. I also follow David Lebovitz on Pinterest as his beautiful pictography always inspires me. View some cool gelato pics here (pun intended!)
My favorite Gelato recipes:
Gelato De Crema (plain gelato base) | Ciao Bella
Classic Chocolate Base | Ciao Bella
Pistachio Gelato | David Lebovitz
Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato | two peas & their pod
Lemon Gelato | Double The Batch