Vanilla Gelato with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze and Berries

AuthorAlyssa Saltzman
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Rich Italian vanilla gelato topped with balsamic vinegar glaze and berries

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time2 hrsCook Time30 minsTotal Time2 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients
 7 oz milk
 5 oz sugar
 7 oz heavy cream
 1 vanilla bean
 4 egg yolks
 a few grains of salt
 1 package fresh strawberries
 1 tbsp amaretto
 1 tbsp sugar
 ½ cup amaretti cookies
 balsamic vinegar glaze

1

Heat milk and vanilla in a small saucepan until very hot. Do not boil.

2

Remove milk from heat.

3

Cover hot milk/vanilla and let stand for 15 minutes

4

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together yolks, sugar and salt. Whisk vigorously, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is no longer gritty

5

Remove Vanilla Bean (if used) from milk in the saucepan

6

Pour milk/vanilla mixture into yolk mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly until all ingredients are smoothly blended

7

Add cream to milk/vanilla mixture. Chill

8

Pour into pre-cooled gelato maker and follow the instructions on your machine. Crumble the Amaretti cookies into the ice cream mixture. If it is too soft when done, place in freezer for ½ hour or longer

9

Wash and cut the strawberries into 4 pieces.

10

Place the strawberries in a bowl, add the Amaretto di Saronno, and sugar. Stir and refrigerate

11

Serve with gelato and drizzle with balsamic vinegar glaze. Add a few crumbs of Amaretti cookies on top

Ingredients

Ingredients
 7 oz milk
 5 oz sugar
 7 oz heavy cream
 1 vanilla bean
 4 egg yolks
 a few grains of salt
 1 package fresh strawberries
 1 tbsp amaretto
 1 tbsp sugar
 ½ cup amaretti cookies
 balsamic vinegar glaze

Directions

1

Heat milk and vanilla in a small saucepan until very hot. Do not boil.

2

Remove milk from heat.

3

Cover hot milk/vanilla and let stand for 15 minutes

4

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together yolks, sugar and salt. Whisk vigorously, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is no longer gritty

5

Remove Vanilla Bean (if used) from milk in the saucepan

6

Pour milk/vanilla mixture into yolk mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly until all ingredients are smoothly blended

7

Add cream to milk/vanilla mixture. Chill

8

Pour into pre-cooled gelato maker and follow the instructions on your machine. Crumble the Amaretti cookies into the ice cream mixture. If it is too soft when done, place in freezer for ½ hour or longer

9

Wash and cut the strawberries into 4 pieces.

10

Place the strawberries in a bowl, add the Amaretto di Saronno, and sugar. Stir and refrigerate

11

Serve with gelato and drizzle with balsamic vinegar glaze. Add a few crumbs of Amaretti cookies on top

Vanilla Gelato with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze and Berries