Strawberry gelato (milk-based)

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato)
Strawberry gelato (milk-based)

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.


In a blender, combine the cooled milk base with the strawberries and remaining three-fourths cup sugar. Blend the ingredients until smooth.


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.


Freeze the gelato base for about 1 1/2 hours before serving.

Adapted from Carpigiani Gelato University.

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