Strawberry gelato (milk-based)
25 minutes, plus cooling time and 11/2 hours freezing time
8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato)
tablespoons skim milk powder
cup heavy cream
cups sugar, divided
to 3 cups cleaned strawberries (fresh or frozen)
pound rock salt
1. Prepare the milk base:
In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, milk powder, heavy cream and 1 cup sugar. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a strong simmer, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for 3 hours, up to 2 days refrigerated.
2. In a blender,
combine the cooled milk base with the strawberries and remaining three-fourths cup sugar. Blend the ingredients until smooth.
3. 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.
4. Freeze the gelato base
for about 11/2 hours before serving.