Over the week I spent in Italy this summer, I tasted quite a few gelato flavors from the nutty to the creamy to the fruity. Much of the time I stuck with just one flavor to savor its purity. However, on occasion I would try two at once for fun. My favorite combination was a yogurt gelato paired with a refreshing fruit flavor such as melon, raspberry or pink grapefruit. I was inspired to try to recreate it at home. I used a fairly basic gelato base and added tangy Greek yogurt to create this creamy dessert. This gelato stands alone just fine, but it’s also rather nice topped with fresh fruit and a drizzle of balsamic syrup, or a sprinkling of Grapenuts cereal for crunch. I think it would also go nicely with a fruit crisp of any variety.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Churn time: About 30 minutes
Number of servings (yield): Makes 4 cups
Thank you! I just returned from 3 weeks in Italy and my favorite gelato was yogurt! I have been experimenting with making gelato (your base is the same as the one I used), but wasn’t sure how to add other ingredients. Can’t wait to try this! Do you have any suggestions for making limone gelato? What to use, when to add, etc. thank you!
Three weeks in Italy? Lucky you! As for adding ingredients, I’ve experimented with adding small bits of fruit (big pieces get too hard when frozen so keep them relatively small) or chopped chocolate and nuts. You need to add these in towards the final five minutes when it’s almost done churning. As for limone…hmmm. I don’t know for sure. I tend to think the best lemon flavor comes from using both the grated zest and the juice, but beyond that I don’t have any more specific directions for you. Good luck!
Thank You! This recipe is spot on. Made it today as it tasted the exact way it did in Italy.
Will definitely be making again and again in my household.
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