I bought this gelato and sorbetto book by Ciao Bella , i never even heard of the name before . But , i looked through the book , they have some great recipes , i decided to try one . Made the mixture the night before .. just like when i made other Gelato before , Zabaglione Gelato . So , this recipe is quite similar to that one ,
2 cups of milk
1 cup of heavy cream
2/3 cup of sugar
4 egg yolks
In a pot , heat the milk and heavy cream , while it’s heating , beat the egg yolks and sugar until it’s pale yellow . Slowly add the warm milk mixture into the egg yolks mixture , this is called tempering . And then pour the mixture back into the pot , and cook until it gets thicker enough to coat the back of a spoon , remove from heat . DO NOT BOIL . Chill in the fridge overnight .
The next morning , add 3/4 tsp. of peppermint extract , green food coloring ( gel paste ) and then add chocolate chunks . The chocolate chunks should be added during the last 5 minutes of churning .
Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker , and the last 5 minutes , add the chocolate chunks .
The flavour and coloring is endless with this gelato , you can add any kind of flavouring into the mixture to make your own creation .