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Recipe: Strawberry gelato (water-based)

Recipe: Strawberry gelato (water-based)
Strawberries, water and sugar; what more do you need? (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Strawberry gelato (water-based)

Total time:

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20 minutes plus about 1½ hours freezing time

Servings:

8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato)

1

pound cleaned strawberries (fresh or frozen)

1

cup sugar

1 1/4

cups water

1 1/2

pounds ice

1

pound rock salt

1. In a blender,

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combine the strawberries, sugar and water. Blend the ingredients until smooth.

2. Place the strawberry mixture

in a small metal bowl over a larger bowl containing the ice and salt and whip with a hand whisk for about 10 minutes to lighten the texture, or to desired consistency.

3. Freeze the gelato base

for about 11/2 hours before serving.

Each serving:

116 calories; 0 protein; 30 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 28 grams sugar; 1 mg. sodium.

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