Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blueberry Gelato- Yum

Made yummy Blueberry Gelato last night. Because blueberries can be a little bland, I used honey instead of sugar in my usual recipe. Heavenly!

I had made tuna salad for dinner, after craving it all day. I 'gourmet-ed' it up a little by using homemade mayo and a variety of veggies (carrots, kohlrabi, fennel, onion) chopped small, not to mention imported durum wheat pasta. And it was surprisingly nice, so I didn't really need the Gelato, which was originally intended to distract The COG from the tuna salad. But we both enjoyed it anyway.

Berry Gelato

1/2 pound raspberries, strawberries, blueberries (or not berries but apricots, peaches, whatever)
1 3/4 cups whole milk
1/2 cup cream
3/4 cup sugar or mild flavored honey

1) put all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth - small chunks of berries will remain.
2) freeze in ice cream maker according to directions.
3) Or use the old-fashioned method- pour the mixture into a bowl in the freezer. Check after 30-40 minutes. When it begins to freeze around the edges, take it out and whisk it quickly to break up the frozen bits. Return to the freezer and repeat this about every half hour until it's completely frozen - 2-3 hours or so. You can use a regular whisk, an electric mixer, a hand held stick blender, or even a fork.

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