Chianti Gelato

Today I am tickled to be sharing a recipe straight out of the pages of my friend SUSAN‘s brand spankin’ new cookbook. If you’re a fan of frozen desserts then you MUST pick up a copy of her book “The Everything Ice Cream, Gelato, and Frozen Desserts” cookbook.. It’s filled with 300 (that’s almost enough for a new one every day of  the year) cold concoctions including this doozy of a gelato pictured above – Chianti Gelato.

Wine in gelato? You knew I’d be all over that one. As with all gelato recipes this one is creamy (hello heavy whipping cream) and dreamy (Cheers – Chianti). If you’re tired of traditional give this recipe a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Now for the GIVEAWAY portion! To get you started on your frozen journey one lucky bell’alimento reader is going to win a SIGNED (ehem I don’t even have a signed copy) of Susan’s new COOKBOOK and wait there’s more we’re giving away a KITCHENAID Ice Cream Maker Attachment to go with. All you’ll need to do is add ingredients (and a stand mixer sorry that’s not included ; )

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Recipe printed with permission from Susan Whetzel

Chianti Gelato

What You Will Need:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup Chianti

What To Do:

  1. In a small saucepan combine: milk, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir over medium heat. Once simmering, remove from heat, cover and let steep for 1 hour.
  2. Reheat milk mixture over medium low heat.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk egg yolks. Once milk mixture is hot, temper yolks by adding half of the mixture into eggs whisking constantly. Return egg mixture to saucepan, heat until thickened.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of cream into a large mixing bowl over ice bath. Strain custard into cream. Add remaining 1/2 cup cream. Stir to combine.
  5. Stir Chianti into gelato mixture. Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
  6. Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions for freezing.


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