Friday, July 1, 2016

Canada Day Strawberrylicious Gelato

In the spirit of celebrating Canada Day this hot humid July 1st long weekend, my quick and easy gelato recipe takes full advantage of summer's bounty of plump sweet red Ontario strawberries found in farmer's markets across the province, and the results are absolutely delicious — bursting with berry goodness. Just three simple ingredients: berries, sugar and cream, a couple of minutes, a good quality Gelato machine, and you're on the way to creating your own personal range of cold and refreshing berrylicious Canada Day iced creams and gelatos.

Strawberries puréed with sugar and water until smooth

Puréed with cream and poured into a Lello gelato machine for 40 minutes

Strawberry Gelato
Makes 1 quart

1 1/2 lb strawberries, washed, hulled and halved
1/2 cup sugar 
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Place the strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar into a food processor and blend until they're well combined. Then add the cream and process until well blended, about 2-3 minutes. Pour the mixture into the bowl of a Gelato machine and freeze 35-40 minutes. The gelato can be stored for 2-3 days in the freezer.

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