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Gelato alla Crema

Crema with Cow Creamer This is the recipe for the Irish Times article that ties into the previous post

Gelato alla Crema


  • 500ml milk
  • 250ml cream
  • 200g sugar
  • 6 egg yolks

What to do:

  1. Cream with Cow Cream 2Beat the sugar and egg yolks together until thick and pale yellow.
  2. Bring the milk to a simmer.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Beat the milk into the eggs and sugar in a slow stream.
  5. Pour the mixture back into pan and place over low heat.
  6. Stir until the custard thickens slightly (around 70C).
  7. Immediately transfer into another container and place in the refrigerator until cool.
  8. Whip the cream and fold into the mix.
  9. Freeze using a domestic ice cream machine, or cover and place in the freezer.

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7 Responses to “Gelato alla Crema”

  1. August 25th, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    Deborah says:

    And if one had a particular passion for vanilla could one add the seeds of a vanilla pod? This looks so decadent I will have to give it a try!

  2. August 26th, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Rose Welchans says:

    Love the blog. I have told many about it here in the Midwest in the states, even an ice cream shop in Des Moines , Iowa. I am so glad you printed the article in the Times. It would be great if you did each one. Your photos are beautiful. One of my favorite posts was the ice cream in space one. I sent that to so many people, it was just fun to hear those two guys laugh! Keep up the good work.

  3. August 26th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Lorraine@italianfoodies says:

    Mmmmm one of our favourites!! Buonissimo!!!

  4. August 27th, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Kieran says:

    Deborah – typically this would be unflavoured, but if you want to play with vanilla seeds, why not?

    Thanks Rose and Lorraine!

  5. November 3rd, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    De says:

    That is a lot of sugar?!


    Most of the recipes I see ask for 9 ounces at most!

  6. November 4th, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Kieran says:

    FYI – 200g of sugar is 7.05 oz… Check out this helpful recipe conversion site.

  7. November 24th, 2010 at 2:30 am

    samantha cuisinart says:

    well that’s nice recipe, only I agree with De, I’ll try it with a bit less sugar, it’s not good to put that much.
    thanks anyway.

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