Basil Gelato

All I can think about in this heat is eating something cold. And that something is Basil Gelato. It's cool and refreshing, sweet but not overpowering, and earthy. Like something from a street-side cafe in Italy...

You will need:

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
6 egg yolks
3 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar Sugar
Fresh basil (about 1/2 cup lightly packed and torn)

Step 1: Mix milk and cream in medium saucepan. Warm until a foam forms on the edges of the mixture. Remove from heat.

Step 2: Beat together egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until frothy. Pour the egg mixture into the milk mixture while whisking constantly.
Return saucepan to medium heat. Stir with wooden spoon until mixture gels slightly and sticks to back of spoon. Remove from heat immediately.

Step 4: Pour mixture through a sieve to remove any egg lumps that may have formed. Cover and chill for several hours overnight.

Step 5: Put mixture and the torn basil into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instructions.

Oh, heavens my!! This is so good! You will not be disappointed, I promise.

Devonly, yours


  1. Soo when am I coming over to have some?

  2. I just made a grocery list...and am so making this tonight.