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!
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.