Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Blackberry Gelato

What do you do with the leftover ingredients from peach gelato in your refrigerator?  Make another!  The remainder of blackberries is now gone from my freezer so I'll be waiting for my plants to produce those, raspberries and blueberries.  The apple tree appears to be loaded too.  

Blackberry Gelato

2 cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)
2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
3 large egg yolks
1/2 cup whipping cream

In a large saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer.

Lightly beat egg yolks, gradually temper with the milk and then add into the saucepan. Heat until thickened, stirring frequently.

In another large saucepan, heat the blackberries until they soften and release their juice.  
Remove the berries from the pan and strain to remove the seeds.  Add the juice and pulp back into the saucepan and stir in sugar and cream.

Cool egg mixture for a few minutes before pouring into the blackberry mixture.  Stir and place a piece of wax paper on top.  Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.  

Pour into ice cream maker and run per manufacturer's directions.