Monday, June 6, 2011

How Dolci Gelati does Gelato



If you're looking for a great homemade Italian gelato dish, try pastry chef Gianluigi Delaccio's recipe for Blueberry Greek Yogurt Gelato. All it requires is a few market-fresh ingredients and household items--martini glasses too if you're looking to make the dish as elegant as it is tasty--and you'll have delicious homemade gelato in no time. This desert is just one of many great items that can be found at Dolci Gelati, Delaccio's artisan gelato company.


Want to try making a Blueberry Greek Yogurt Gelato    
  yourself? First you'll need to make sure you have these ingredients:


2 3/4 Cups of Non-fat Greek Yogurt  
        6 Cups Whole Milk  
        1.5 Cups of Sugar  
        3/4 Cup of Milk Powder  
1.75 Cups Cream  
        4 1/2 Cups of High Quality Blueberry Puree or Ripe and Full Flavored Blueberries Local Honey

Once you have your ingredients ready, mix everything over medium heat except for the yogurt and half a cup of blueberries. Bring this to a boil and cook until all of the ingredients are well combined. If you want a smooth result, you can process the cooled mixture in a food processor, or skip, in which case you'll have pieces of blueberries which can add flavorful texture to the frozen yogurt.

Next, remove the mixture from the heat and and allow it to cool down fully. Never combine the yogurt with a hot mixture or the bacteria and nutrients in the yogurt will be killed.

Then take the cooled mixture, stir in the yogurt until completely incorporated.  Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for several hours (or overnight) until completely cold after which you may process the blueberry yogurt mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions (usually about 25 minutes).

Once this is done, serve the dish in martini glasses and top with fresh blueberries and a drizzle of honey.  If served immediately it will be soft, otherwise let it firm up a bit by freezing it for several hours.

Along with this recipe a proud sponsor of our Taste of Italy event, Dolci Gelati, invited CiaoDC to come and hear about their restaurant and its great gelato from chef Gianluigi Delaccio himself, to see what they had to say just watch the video below. Pay attention and you'll be making Blueberry Greek Gelato by yourself in no time!


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