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Basil Gelato Ice Cream

Basil Gelato (Italian Ice Cream)

Experiment with ice cream, to fully taste all the italian flavours with this amazing, rich and fresh basil ice cream. An explosion of unexpected nuances! Enjoy!

Basil Gelato Ice Cream

Basil Gelato (Italian Ice Cream)

An amazing italian ice cream to surprise your friends with a really different taste. Enjoy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 25 g Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 170 g Sugar
  • 500 ml Double Cream
  • 250 ml Whole Milk
  • Salt
  • 5 Eggs Yolks
  • 1 Zest of a Lemon

Decoration

  • few Strawberries
  • Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Instructions
 

  • Clean the leaves of basil with water and dry them well.
  • Put them in a mixer with sugar and half of the cream. Activate the mixer until you get a smooth mix.
  • Pour half of the mixture aside, adding the rest of the cream and mixing well.
  • Pour the rest of the mixture in a small pot, and add the milk and salt. Warm it up but do not let it boil.
  • Beat the eggs and add to them the warm mix, really slowly and always mixing.
  • Thicken the mix by cooking it.
  • Once it is thicken, strain it and add to the rest of the aside mix. Add the lemon zest.
  • Cool it down in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Pour the mix in an ice cream maker for 15 minutes, 1-2 speed or put it in the freezer and mix it every 1 hour.
  • Serve with some strawberries and balsamic vinegar glaze.
Keyword Basil, Dessert, Gelato, Ice Cream, Sweet

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