Strawberry Balsamic Gelato

Strawberry Balsamic Gelato

This might be the summer our ice cream maker breaks. It’s not quite July and we’ve been giving it a workout. You know the kind of workout like it’s early January when everyone flocks to the gym to keep to those New Year’s Resolutions? Yep, that kinda working out. Not that I would know anything about that. Up until today we’ve been making sorbets , like they were going out of style. Today we’ve taken 2 pounds of fresh strawberries and we’re taking  a 180 to the creamier side of frozen treats. Can you say gelato?
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It’s one of my favorite treats and one of my kids’ favorite treats and we make it all summer long. I always start out with a custard base made of egg yolks and sugar. We use Safest Choice Eggs.  That means our eggs are truly SAFE eggs. Since becoming an ambassador for  Safest Choice™, as a member of their Darling Dozen, I have learned so much about eggs. Did you know that Safest Choice Eggs are pasteurized?

What is pasteurization you ask?  Pasteurization is a century-old process that destroys pathogens through simple heat, and is well-known for its role in making milk and juices safe to enjoy. To pasteurize a food means to destroy harmful microorganisms (e.g., bacteria and viruses) by applying a precise amount of heat for a specified period of time. This straightforward food safety technique was invented by French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur in 1864. Pasteurization is an all natural process, in that it involves only heat (not chemicals or irradiation). Safest Choice eggs go through a series of warm water baths to eliminate bacteria. It’s that simple!

Strawberry Balsamic Gelato #recipe

So when your kids want to taste the custard, or lick the spatula, before you put it into the ice cream maker you don’t have to worry. It’s safe. Now who wants a scoop or two of this before my kids eat it all?

Visit Safe Eggs for more information on the Safest Choice Darling Dozen, or follow Safest Choice on Twitter and like them on Facebook

Baci!
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Safest Choice Eggs. I am an ambassador for Safest Choice Eggs and part of the Darling Dozen. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Strawberry Balsamic Gelato

What You Will Need:

What To Do:

  1. Into the bowl of your stand mixer add: egg yolks, and 1 cup of sugar together. Using the paddle attachment, continue mixing until light and creamy.
  2. WHILE egg yolks are mixing, into a large, heavy bottom, sauce pan add milk, heavy whipping cream and 2 tablespoons sugar. Heat over medium heat stirring frequently until sugar dissolves and mixture warms {but not boils} Remove from heat.
  3. Temper egg yolk mixture by adding some of the warm milk/cream mixture to the egg yolk mixture. GRADUALLY pour egg yolk mixture to the milk/cream mixture and stir well to combine.Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens/coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  4. Remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool.
  5. WHILE the mixture is cooling, place strawberries, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and balsamic cream into your blender (or food processor) and puree.
  6. Pour pureed strawberries into cream mixture. Stir to combine and transfer to refrigerator to chill completely.
  7. Once chilled, place into your ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's directions for churning.
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11 Comments

  1. 1

    That balsamic drizzle is absolutely heavenly!

  2. 2

    Beautiful, could go for a giant bowl of this right now!

  3. 3

    I LLLOVVVVE custard ice creams. This one would be great for the 4th with a few blueberries. Yum!

  4. 4

    Strawberries and balsamic go so well together. Homemade ice cream is the best! I also love Safest Choice eggs. It’s so nice eating cookie dough and poached eggs without having to worry.

  5. 5

    This is heavenly!! and that balsamic drizzle is so luscious :)

  6. 6

    This sounds to die for!

  7. 7

    Well, of course. This looks incredible.

  8. 8

    I’m almost POSITIVE that my summer needs this gelato!

  9. 9

    I love anything strawberry balsamic; this gelato looks scrumptious!

  10. 10

    What an elegant and gorgeous dessert!

  11. 11

    This is definitely on my “to be veganized” list. Can’t wait!!!

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