How to Make Gelato: Tips and Recipes to Make the Delightful Italian Frozen Treat

Marie Asselin, Cookbook Writer, Translator, Stylist

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11 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Lesson 1 / How to Make Gelato: An Introduction

      1:34
    • 2. Lesson 2 / How Is Gelato Different from Ice Cream?

      1:32
    • 3. Lesson 3 / Do You Need an Ice Cream Maker?

      2:29
    • 4. Lesson 4 / Pro Tips to Make Gelato

      2:02
    • 5. Lesson 5 / Sicilian-Style Gelato Base

      5:18
    • 6. Lesson 6 / Fruit-Based Gelato

      2:33
    • 7. Lesson 7 / Pistachio Gelato: How to Make Your Own Pistachio Paste

      3:04
    • 8. Lesson 8 / Dark Chocolate Gelato

      1:58
    • 9. Lesson 9 / Making Vegan Gelato

      2:28
    • 10. Lesson 10 / How to Serve Gelato: Creative Tips to Make Homemade Gelato Even Better

      2:13
    • 11. Lesson 11 / Final Thoughts: Let's Get Churning!

      0:36
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Project Description

Make Your Very Own Gelato, at Home

After watching the class, you’ll be ready to make your very own gelato at home. Refer to the recipes and inspiration ideas below to get you started. Snap pictures throughout the process and share them in the project gallery so we can all drool at your gelati creations!

Note: This class requires the use of an ice cream machine. There are no-churn ice cream/gelato recipes out there, but most use condensed milk as a work-around to achieve a creamy texture without churning. In my opinion, the use of condensed milk steers you away from the true nature of gelato (I’m a gelato nerd like that!). An ice cream machine sure is a bit bulky, but you can find reliable and affordable models, and once you’ve made your own gelato for the first time, I’m pretty sure you won’t want to put the machine away.

If you’re shopping for an ice cream maker, here are three models I recommend. The first two models use bowls you need to keep in the freezer, while the last one is a top-end, compressor model you just plug and use. For more information about ice cream makers, watch Lesson 3: Do You Need an Ice Cream Maker?

Let’s get churning! Download (and print!) the following documents to get started:

If you’re having trouble along your gelato-making process, don’t hesitate to ask me questions through the Community page.

PROJECT DELIVERABLES

Use the Community and Project Gallery sections to share the following with me and other gelato-lovers who are also enrolled in the class:

  1. Share where you’ve tasted gelato for the first time. Share a picture if you have one! 
  2. Share why you want to make gelato. Is there a special occasion? Is it because you want to learn a new skill? To impress friends? Or is it just because?
  3. Choose a flavor for your gelato. Be creative! What is your favorite flavor? What was your favorite dessert as a child? See the links below for further inspiration.
  4. Make your first batch of gelato. Share difficulties you encounter during the process, if any, and I will do my very best to help.
  5. Celebrate your success! Share a picture of your finished gelato, and tell us how you decided to serve it. Your creativity will inspire us all!

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND RECIPES FROM MY BLOG, FOODNOUVEAU.COM

RECOMMENDED READS FOR GELATO LOVERS

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