Saturday, June 20, 2015

Blueberry Gelato


Gelato is one of my favorites and made with blueberries I bet this is outstanding! 
Thanks Cyndy for sharing another fantastic recipe.

aOkay, so I love ice cream and have made so many different kinds. My favorite, well, there isn't one.  While Randall Loves lemon ice cream, his absolute favorite is the Godiva Chocolate Chunksicle.  I love ice cream, sorbets and gelato's.  Today I made a gelato that i've done before. This comes from Daziano at Italialicious.  I'm not even sure if he's blogging still, but I have his recipe for Blueberry Gelato that will always be in my permanent recipe book. I love the way he explains things in a funny no nonsense manner.  He even featured my photo on his blog once a long time ago.  One would think that Gelato wouldn't be creamy due to using milk in the recipe, but it is creamy delicious. 


If you're still out there Daziano, I'm still enjoying your recipe Exactly the way you made it. No changes to this recipe, it's perfect. 


if you go to the blog, it takes a few minutes to come up. I made sure to clarify the sugar amount and when to add the puree so it's in my directions.  


Let's get to the recipe.


                                                    Blueberry Gelato

                                                  

                                                 Source:   Italialicious

Ingredients:

3 ½ cups blueberries
5 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 ½ cups sugar
¾ cup water



Start by getting all of your equipment & ingredients ready. You'll need a large bowl filled half way with ice. Another slightly smaller bowl in which you'll put the custard into that will go into the big bowl to do a rapid cool down to stop the cooking process.  You'll need a blender or an immersion blender.


In a large sauce pan put 1/2 cup of of the sugar and 3/4 cup water and dissolve it over medium/low heat.  When the sugar/water is transparent, add the cleaned/de-stemmed blueberries. Let simmer on low until the color is a dark blue.  I let mine simmer for at least 15 minutes, I wanted a deep rich color.  Take the blueberry mixture off the heat and let cool for about 15 minutes.  Blend the berry mixture until there are no chunks of blueberry in the blender, you want it smooth.  Set aside.


Now to make the custard.  



Take the 5 egg yolks and add the 1 cup of sugar and beat until soft and yellow and creamy.  Add 1/2 cup of the heavy cream and beat until combined. I used my hand mixer, it just worked faster for me.

Take the 5 egg yolks and add the 1 cup of sugar and beat until soft and yellow and creamy.  Add 1/2 cup of the heavy cream and beat until combined. I used my hand mixer, it just worked faster for me.


In another large saucepan, heat the 2 cups of milk and the other 1/2 cup of heavy cream over med/low heat until it starts to simmer and bubble around the edges of the pan. Turn off the heat and take 1/2 cup of the milk/cream mixture and very slowly, adding small amounts at a time into the egg mixture while stirring constantly. This is tempering the egg mix. You don't want scrambled egg so you have to take your time and do this part right. Keep adding small amounts of the hot milk into the egg mixture and you have to keep stirring quickly so it mixes well.  If you have no curdling, then all is good.  Take the egg mixture and start slowly pouring(and continuously stirring,I used a wisk) into the milk/cream mixture.  Stir until completely mixed.  Think you're done?  Nope.


Once everything is combined into the pan, you now have to stir with a wooden spoon until the custard thickens.  It may take some time. Do NOT let the custard boil. It has to thicken and turning up the heat can burn the custard. So slow and steady, you'll get there.  The custard is ready when it coats the back of the wooden spoon and leaves a clear trail. Place the mixture into the smaller of the 2 bowls you set up and place that bowl into the bigger bowl with ice. this will stop the cooking process faster, keep stirring. Let it cool for about 20 minutes, then add the Blueberry puree and stir until completely combined.  Put plastic wrap on the custard mix so it won't form a skin. I did that and placed another layer of clear wrap on the top of the bowl as well.  Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. I left mine in overnight.



When you're ready, take the mixture and place it in your ice cream maker and follow the directions of the manufacturer in processing your ice cream.  I've found that by freezing the bowl of the ice cream maker for at least 3 days makes the ice cream stiffen better and quicker.  Enjoy

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85 comments:

  1. That looks like a nice cool treat for that hot weather you've been having! We're still COLD here....at least for me.....not ice cream weather yet. Kind of wonder if it will ever get here...

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  2. Thanks Carol, it is hot & it's weird weather. Cool in the morning, almost 80° by 8:30 am. this does hit the spot thought & goes great with the Orange Juice Blueberry Bread. That was dessert tonight. Thanks Linda! We both loved it. I have the one you made in the oven right now Carol, tomorrow's treat.

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  3. I love gelato and chocolate bacci is my favourite, although this does sound tempting. It is a little cold in my part of the world for gelato but come summer I will be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes.

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  4. Hi Sue, we're roasting hot here in So Calif. I haven't tried to make chocolate yet. That sounds good

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  5. This looks amazing and thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank You Julie, it's so delicious

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  6. Love the colour looks amazing.

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    1. I love the color too Claire, it's actually more purple but the light is so bright outside right now, it almost looks dark.

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  7. this looks amazing Cyndy.....I really admire you girls who make everything from scratch. It would be way too much for me to follow the recipe, so this is why I love to read your recipes, but I will stick to store bought. I bet this is amazing Cyndy.....but don't be upset, if I don't try it.

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    1. Upset? never. to me it's easy because I can find almost any ingredient here and I make ice cream all the time. it's just like making custard because the base is a custard that you freeze to get ice cream or gelato. Love ya Myra. pssst, I made the jam this weekend and it will be coming out to you soon :)

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  8. What a neat idea! It looks so delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. Thanks Jess, it's really good, the flavors are interchangeable so you can add any kind of puree you want.

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  10. Looks yummy. I have all the ingredients here I'll have to try. Never made gelato before

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  11. Oh it is Renz, It is. It's not hard at all to make. Just make sure you keep an eye on the custard as it cooks and never let it boil. Tempering the egg mix is easy if you do it slow and steady. Let me know if you make it. we still have some left and I'm enjoying it with Linda's Orange Juice bread.

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  12. That looks incredibly delicious!

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  13. Yum! That looks so good. Especially, since it is so HOT right now! Visiting from Lou Lou Girls Fabulous party. Pinning and tweeting.

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    1. It's been crazy hot here Brandi, Thanks for the tweet and Pin

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  14. This is amazing! Great for this warm weather now! Yum Yum! Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

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  16. Your Blueberry Gelato looks amazing and so delicious. After reading the ingredients, I think I'll try making it. It doesn;t sound to hard to make. Pinned. Kim @ This Ole Mom www.thisolemom.com

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    1. Hi Kim, it's not hard at all. Just make sure to have everything ready before starting.

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  17. This sounds so tasty! It's hotter than heck in the South right now, so even though I've never made gelato before, I might try this out!

    Elizabeth

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    1. It's Hot here in LA too! Hope you enjoy it, thanks Elizabeth

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  18. Oh this sounds so delicious! It is currently winter here, but can't wait to try this come summer!

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  19. I think it's amazing how the weather can be so different. It's blazing hot here in the afternoon & cool in the evening. Hope it warms up for you soon. If you don't have blueberries, you can use raspberries, just strain out the seeds.

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  20. What a glorious colour your Blueberry Gelato is! Your recipe sounds so delicious and creamy. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned :-)

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    1. Thanks April, I appreciate your sweet comment. I love Daziano's recipe. It's been a fabulous recipe to work with!

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  21. I can only imagine how delicious this Blueberry Gelato must be, will be trying it soon.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Hi Kathy, It's a really good recipe and so easy too. Hope you get the chance to make it

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  22. This looks like a perfect dessert for summer! I would love for you to share this awesomeness in the next Fun Summer Finds Linkup! Opens for the 2nd week on Thursday...http://bit.ly/1GkGMqz

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  23. Mmmm ... this looks really yummy for a cold summer treat! Thank you for sharing! ~Sarah (visiting from Radical Femininity)

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  24. Another wonderful blueberry recipe, thank you for sharing on #wednesdayswidom

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  25. This looks heavenly! I love anything blueberry...so I bet this is wonderful! Stopping by from Snickerdoodle Sunday :) Have a wonderful day!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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    1. We live blueberries too Alexis. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it.

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  26. Yum! This has my name written all over it! I love blueberries and this looks perfect for a hot summer day. I'd love to invite you to stop by my blog www.inthenewhouse.com today and share some of your posts at my Inspiration Thursday Link Party. I hope to see you there! --Lela @ In The New House Designs

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  27. Oh yum!! This sounds so delicious! I cannot wait until summer so I can make it.
    Found you through the Friday Blog Hop - hoping you have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Enjoy Andrea, hope you have a fabulous weekend too

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  28. This looks like a dream!!! YUM! I'd love to try homemade gelato!

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  29. Welcome to Fiesta Friday and thanks for bringing your blueberry gelato. I've never really made gelato, but I surely love it, and will have to try this out. I'm sure everyone will want a taste, so I hope you've brought enough to go around. :)

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    1. Thanks, I have plenty to go around. I have 3 Cuisinart ice cream makers... What can I say? I love my toys

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  30. Yum! Something new to make with the fresh blueberries in August. Pinned!

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  31. Hi AnnMarie, I have more blueberries, they're designated for a batch of Oatmeal cookies but they may not make it into the cookies...

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  32. wonderful recipe. I always wondered how they made Gelato. thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Daziano has other gelato recipes. if you go to his site, give it a minute to load. I'm not sure he's blogging anymore. I've had really good results using his recipe. I have some fresh raspberries that I'm going to use next

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  33. Yummy gelato! I like how you went into detail on making the custard. I'm so afraid I'll ruin it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds!

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    1. I haven't ruined a batch yet CJ. it's actually very easy, just keep an eye on the custard and don't let it boil.

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  34. OMG! Love gelato and anything made with blueberries:-) Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

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    1. I love blueberries too. thanks for stopping by!

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  36. I could definitely use a bowl of this right now! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

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  37. I could too Echo. It's hot still & it's 10pm! come on over I'll make a fresh batch :)

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  38. What gorgeous colour on this gelato! This is something I'd love to try this summer. You received the most clicks last week, at Simple Supper Tuesday. We'd love for you to join us again this week, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.

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  39. Wow! We could really use some of this in our near 100 degree temps lately. Sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  40. Hi Jann, it's been so darned hot and today was worse with the humidity. it's 9:50pm here and it's finally cooled down to about 75°. I hope it cools down for you soon and if not, make some gelato, it sure helps and tastes great too! hmmm, wonder if I can make popsicles with this.........

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  41. This gelato is just gorgeous! I can't believe what a dark purple it is, and it sounds just delicious!

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  42. Thanks Julie. I love the color & taste too!

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  43. Thanks Julie. I love the color & taste too!

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  44. Looks amazing I am definitely going to try this recipe - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  45. Blueberry gelato looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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  46. It was so good Swathi, thanks for dropping by

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  47. Yum! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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    1. Thanks for the pin! Wish I could share some of this with everyone. it made a lot

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  48. YUM! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned all your posts to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week! xo

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  49. That looks amazing!! Perfect for summer, and to cool down! Pinned it!

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  50. Thanks You for the Pin Jaime, yes, it is perfect for the hot weather. in fact, I still have a little in the freezer..... :)

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  51. Wow!! Super Yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

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  52. Hi Elaine, it's so good. Thanks for the pin!

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  54. Your Blueberry Gelato would be such a very special treat. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  55. Thank you Miz Helen, have a happy 4th!

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