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Classic Vanilla Gelato recipe

Classic Vanilla Gelato Recipe

This is a traditional, creamy vanilla gelato recipe that captures the essence of authentic Italian ice cream. Perfect for a refreshing treat or alongside a tasty dessert!





  • Step 1.

    Combine the milk, cream, and half of the sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves and the mixture just begins to simmer.
  • Step 2.

    In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the rest of the sugar until the mixture becomes thick and pale.
  • Step 3.

    Gradually temper the egg mixture by slowly adding the hot milk mixture, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from scrambling.
  • Step 4.

    Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the custard thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Step 5.

    Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Step 6.

    Sieve the mixture into a clean bowl and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours.
  • Step 7.

    Transfer the custard into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Step 8.

    Once churned, transfer the gelato to a freezer-safe container and freeze until firm.


  1. 500 mlWhole milk

  2. 250 mlHeavy cream

  3. 150 gGranulated sugar

  4. 6 Egg yolks

  5. 1 tbspVanilla extract

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