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Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Another tasty gelato!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Refrigerate2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gelato
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries cut into slices
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam


  • Combine the cream and 1½ cups of the milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • While the cream/milk heat, combine the remaining milk, sugar, cornstarch and salt in a mixing bowl using a whisk to mix well.
  • Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor until smooth, then set aside and reserve.
  • As soon as the cream/milk comes to a simmer, add the milk/sugar mixture and whisk until combined. Turn up the heat a little to bring this mixture to a boil while continuously whisking.
    Once it comes to a boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and let this cook down until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. This will take 10 to 15 minutes depending on your stove top.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the pureed strawberries, vanilla and straw berry jam.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
  • Before you add the chilled mixture to ice cream maker, whisk it well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Add the gelato mixture to the ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for preparing gelato.
  • For my Cuisinart Commercial Quality & Gelato Maker, this means using “gelato paddle” and mixing for 30 to 40 minutes until thickened. The gelato will be soft at this point and reading for serving but I like my gelato a little firmer so I stick it into the freezer in an airtight container for an hour or two to firm it up.
  • According to the Cuisinart directions, you should remove the gelato from the freezer 15 minutes prior to serving to let it soften up some. I can make it no more than 5 minutes before jumping into it.


I have read the longer you let the mixture sit, the more flavorful the gelato but I can’t tell you that from experience because I have only let it sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours.