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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Strawberry-Lemon Gelato



I am always on the hunt for a good gelato recipe, but none that I have ever tried come close to the wonderful flavor and texture of Italian gelato. This recipe was adapted from Biba's Italian Kitchen. The recipe is simple and the flavor is good, it's just not the real thing. This makes only a very small amount, 2-4 servings, so keep that in mind if you make this one. This would have been even better if I had added some grated lemon zest, but I did not think of it at the time.
Strawberry-Lemon Gelato
1 lb. fresh strawberries,washed, hulled and cut in half
1/2 cup sugar
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup cold whipping cream, beaten to a medium thick consistency
Put strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in food processor and process until smooth. Pour into the bowl of an ice cream freezer. Run for 8 to 10 minutes. Add whipped cream and run for 5 minutes longer or until the mixture has a smooth fluffy texture.
Serve immediately or freeze until ready to serve. If made ahead of time, place in the refrigerator15 to 20 minutes before serving to soften up.