When the summer sun shines, relentless and warm, our blueberry gelato offers a much-needed reprieve. Don’t escape the heat, embrace it!

Blueberry Gelato

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh organic blueberries
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS lime juice
  • 1 TBS pectin
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 TBS cornstarch
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Equipment: Gelato or ice cream maker.

Instructions:

For the jam mixture: In a large saucepan on medium-high heat, combine blueberries, ½ cup water, ½ cup granulated sugar, lime juice, and pectin. Stir and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Keep at this heat and stir continuously until mixture begins to thicken. Remove jam mixture from pan and place in a glass bowl to cool and thicken to a firm jelly consistency. The mixture can be refrigerated until ready to use.

For the gelato base: Combine milk, heavy cream, 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar, cornstarch and sea salt in a deep sauce pot on medium heat. Stir continuously and cook until sugar is dissolved and mixture thickens and coats your mixing spoon with a thin white film. This should take about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl. Allow milk base to cool slightly before adding blueberry mixture. Combine blueberry jam and milk base well and cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight if preferred. When chilled add mixture to your gelato/ice cream maker and chill according to machine’s directions. Serve on a sugar cone with pizzelle.

Makes approx. ½ gallon.

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