Blackberry Gelato

Air Date: 
Fri, 06/15/2018
NC Ingredients: 
blackberries, milk




2 c
fresh blackberries
1 T
fresh lemon juice
2 c
whole milk
1 c
heavy cream
1⁄2 c
sugar plus 2 Tbsp.
1⁄3 c
instant nonfat dry milk
2 t
vanilla extract


Process the blackberries, ¼ cup sugar and lemon juice in a blender until smooth.


Place milk, heavy cream, 1 ½ cup sugar, milk powder, vanilla extract and blackberry mixture in a large saucepan; bring to a low simmer over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer to remove seeds, pressing gently with a spatula; discard solids. Cool completely, (takes about an hour) or place in the freezer and stir occasionally until chilled (takes 20-30 minutes).


Pour mixture into freezer can of a 4 quart ice cream freezer; proceed according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer gelato to an airtight freezer safe container and freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Or make in a frozen yogurt-ice cream & sorbet maker.


Lisa’s Notes: This recipe came from Southern Living August 2017. We changed it up some to make it a little quicker and easier. Garnish with fresh blackberries, a sprig of mint and a lemon cookie.