Duomo Gelato

Raspberry Gelato Delight Recipe

Raspberry gelato is a refreshing and vibrant dessert that beautifully captures the tart sweetness of fresh raspberries. This homemade recipe is simple to make and perfect for hot summer days or any time you crave a fruity, creamy treat. Here’s how to make this delightful raspberry gelato:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries (or frozen, thawed)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Raspberries:

    • If using fresh raspberries, rinse them thoroughly and pat dry.
    • Place the raspberries in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
    • Strain the raspberry puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds. Use a spoon to press the puree through, extracting as much juice as possible.
    • Set the strained raspberry puree aside.
  2. Heat Milk and Sugar:

    • In a medium saucepan, combine the whole milk and sugar.
    • Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is fully dissolved. Do not let it boil.
  3. Combine Raspberry Puree:

    • Remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool slightly.
    • Stir in the raspberry puree, heavy cream, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Chill the Mixture:

    • Pour the mixture into a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
    • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. This allows the flavors to meld and the mixture to thicken.
  5. Churn the Gelato:

    • Once the mixture is thoroughly chilled, pour it into your ice cream maker.
    • Churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions, usually about 20-25 minutes, until it reaches a soft-serve consistency.
  6. Freeze the Gelato:

    • Transfer the churned gelato into an airtight container.
    • Freeze for at least 2 hours to allow it to firm up before serving.
  7. Serve:

    • Scoop the raspberry gelato into bowls or cones and enjoy!
    • Optional: Garnish with fresh raspberries, a mint leaf, or a drizzle of raspberry sauce for added flavor and presentation.

Tips for Perfect Raspberry Gelato:

  • Use Fresh Raspberries: Fresh, ripe raspberries will give the best flavor. If using frozen raspberries, make sure they are fully thawed and drained of excess liquid.
  • Avoid Overheating: When heating the milk and sugar, be careful not to let it boil, as this can alter the texture of your gelato.
  • Chill Thoroughly: Ensure the mixture is well-chilled before churning to achieve the best texture.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Add a splash of raspberry liqueur for an adult twist, or swirl in white chocolate chips for added decadence.

Conclusion

Raspberry gelato is a delightful dessert that’s both refreshing and indulgent. Its vibrant color and rich flavor make it a perfect treat for any occasion. At Duomo Gelato, we take pride in crafting authentic gelato with the finest ingredients. Try making this raspberry gelato at home, or visit us to explore our wide range of flavors and experience the true taste of Italy. Buon appetito!

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