Friday, June 30, 2017

Canada Day Strawberry Gelato: Celebrating 150 Years

Making homemade gelato is enormously gratifying, especially during the hot humid months of summer. This recipe takes full advantage of Ontario's bounty of plump sweet red strawberries, and the results are absolutely delicious — bursting with berry goodness. Just three simple ingredients: strawberries, 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 signature desserts. Full of flavour, this easy and delicious gelato recipe is one of my favourites, and makes a cool end to any Canada Day celebrations!

Puréed with water and sugar until smooth 

Mixed with cream and poured into my Nello Gelato machine and turned on 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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