Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Coffee Gelato





One of the first stops while visiting Italy is locating a Gelateria...Can you believe how many there are and the hundreds of varieties? Which flavor makes your mouth start to water? Do you ever have the urge to want to stick your finger in one of the containers and sample to your hearts content?

How about a porcini mushroom flavor? "None for me thank you, I'll pass and have a simple coffee flavored one, if you don't mind"........Where is my sense of adventurism here? I draw the line at a few gelatos~ What is your favorite flavor and where have you tasted it? Could be right here the States............

This is really a fun and simple gelato you can whip up~ it requires so little time. Most of the ingredients, you probably have on hand. Just one bit of caution: The cooking process can be a delicate one, as you do not want the egg mixture to boil.......Other than this, it is delightful and...... you don't have to leave your house to get your gelato!
Coffee Gelato
2 Cups of milk
5 egg yolks
1/2 cup of sugar
1 Teaspoon of vanilla
2 Tablespoon of heavy cream
1/2 cup of espresso
1 Tablespoon of a coffee liquor-I used Starbucks
Combine the eggs, sugar and beat with a whisk until creamy. Heat the milk and coffeee in a saucepan until the mixture boils. Pour the heated milk over the egg mixture and continue to whisk . Pour this mixture back into the saucepan and heat just until it starts to boli. Do not let it boil- it will separate. Continue to stir until it coats the back of your spoon. Strain the custard and cool in a bowl over ice. Stir in the coffee liquor.
Now the fun part-Place in your ice-cream maker........follow the instructions that came with your machine! This will make enough for 6 servings.

16 comments:

Betty C. said...

Hmmm...I really should drag out my little-used ice cream maker. Unfortunately, we aren't even having ice cream weather yet! Your gelato looks fabulous...

K & S said...

boo, I don't have a maker...still looks great though!

Lydia said...

There is a company based here in Providence called Roba Dolce that makes a pink grapefruit gelato. It's surprisingly good.

wheresmymind said...

I'd get my ass kicked if I brought home another kitchen toy like an ice cream maker! lol

katiez said...

No ice cream makee in my kitchen, either. I'll have to reserve the wonderful gelatos for travel treats. Fortunately they are escaping Italy and sneaking into France.... at least, in summer.
That does look good!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Did you make the gelato in the picture?
Utterly deliscious looking.
Thank Gawd I don't have one of those gizmos!

Jann said...

Betty~Hopefully, it won't be too long until the weather requires a bowl or two of gelato or ice-cream!

K&S~You can make gelato without a maker!

Lydia~Pink Grapefruit sounds so refreshing.One of my dear friends enjoys this flavorras well.

Wheresmymind~I don't think anyone would ever kick your sweet ass!

Katiez~Oh, gelato in France! I can do that!

Parisbreakfasts~yes, I made the gelato in the pictures~sometimes I surprise myself, not often.....

Ruth Daniels said...

Obviously my next purchase will be an ice cream maker!

All your photos are stunning and the recipes are great. I'll definitely be trying some out.

Jann said...

Ruth~ Thank you for visiting ! I appreciate your comments about my photos~I am so impressed by what the food- bloggers are able to photograph-so many incredible shots! I wish I knew the secrets! Happy Cooking!

Simona said...

Nice photos!
Guess what: I just finished making the custard for coffee gelato for dinner. An ice cream makers is relatively cheap and, though it occupies space, it is freezer space and not counter space (at least this is true of the cheapest kind, not the one with the compressor). I have had one for almost 8 years and, considering an average twice a week use, it was a good deal.

Christine said...

I too have an ice cream maker and you can bet I'll be making this gelato soon! Thanks Jann.

ParisBreakfasts said...

I'm wondering if you have your own ice cream maker do you become like the person who works in the candy shop..?
After a while you develope deep resistance to ice cream.
I'm thinking I couldn't resist making ice cream every moment of the day if I had one of those things..
Maybe I need rehab before purchasing..?

Little Foodie said...

I'm with Paris Breakfasts - I'd definitely need re-hab. We used to have a freeze the bowl sort but it broke. I've resisted getting another so far. It's been 7 years, I could probably tell you the exact date. This is why I will continue to resist. Please, for my hips, no more ice cream posts.. especially not coffee.. Amanda

Suz said...

Jann - Can't wait to make this gelato in my ice cream maker (new this summer). The best thing I've made is lemon ice cream (simply lemons, half-n-half and sugar!). Thanks! :)

Peabody said...

I am so dragging out my ice cream maker. Looks wonderful.

Tartelette said...

I knew there was another friend for my ice cream maker out there!!Looks fantastic!