Blueberry Gelato – Barefeet within the Kitchen

Blueberry gelato is a pleasant fusion of creamy, wealthy gelato married to an irresistible tangy fruitiness.

If you mix the sleek richness of do-it-yourself ice cream with berries or a berry sauce, the result’s all the time a refreshing, creamy deal with – and this blueberry gelato doesn’t disappoint.

Horizontal shot of gelato in white bowl with blueberry sauce

Blueberry Ice Cream

If you happen to’ve been making ice cream right here with me for lengthy, you might recall my long-time love affair with Rusconi’s blueberry chocolate ice cream. That was my introduction to the wonders of blueberry ice lotions and gelatos.

I’m grateful to Chef Michael for sharing his recipe with me once we had been getting ready to maneuver to Ohio. As a result of as soon as I made my very own batch of Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream at dwelling, there was no turning again. Blueberry ice lotions make common appearances in our freezer now.

After I’m craving the restaurant’s ice cream and have by no means time nor motivation to make that custard base, this Blueberries and Cream Ice Cream has turn out to be a go-to. With no stovetop time in any respect and only a blender to whir all of it collectively, you possibly can have that one able to churn in simply minutes.

gelato made with berries in white bowl on wood table

Blueberry Gelato

This blueberry gelato recipe is a cross between each of these blueberry ice lotions. With a easy blueberry sauce discount stirred into the creamy vanilla base, the flavors are extra intense than when utilizing berries alone. The result’s a vibrant blueberry taste and the colour is as fairly as ice cream will get.

There’s no want for any eggs in gelato. The ice cream will probably be wealthy and creamy with out them. Don’t have a gelato setting in your machine? No worries, good friend. The outcomes will nonetheless be completely scrumptious, I promise! I’ve made this a number of occasions at totally different settings and nonetheless we’ve churned it it’s implausible.

Gelato is the richer, denser, and smoother model of American ice cream. In actual fact, the time period gelato really means ice cream in Italian. That is a part of the confusion between the 2 and the rationale why many individuals use the names interchangeably.

Scooping blueberry gelato

Genuine gelato is churned at a a lot slower charge, incorporating much less air and producing a a lot denser frozen end result than conventional ethereal ice cream. If you’re utilizing a normal ice cream maker, you’re going to wind up with one thing in between each when making this recipe.

The substances right here observe the gelato path, with extra milk than cream and no egg yolks. Nevertheless, in the event you churn via the total cycle on a normal machine, the end result will nonetheless be fluffier than conventional gelato. You probably have a machine that features a gelato setting although, you’re in luck.

Yet another gelato observe, gelato is often served at a barely hotter temperature than ice cream. So, permitting it to relaxation on the counter for a couple of additional minutes earlier than scooping it into bowls or diving into the container with a spoon will ship the very best outcomes.

Blueberries and sugar in saucepan

Blueberry Gelato Recipe

You’ll want the next substances to make this gelato:

Blueberry Sauce Substances

Gelato Substances

  • milk
  • heavy cream
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • kosher salt
Bursting blueberries in saucepan

Mix the blueberries and a couple of tablespoons sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over medium warmth. Stir a couple of occasions because the berries start to simmer.

Cut back the warmth to medium-low and let the berries cook dinner, stirring sometimes. The berries will burst as they simmer.

When the combination has thickened and diminished to about 1 cup’s value of berry sauce, about 8-9 minutes, take away from the warmth and funky utterly.

Bursting blueberries in saucepan

Whisk collectively the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Add ⅔ cup of the blueberry sauce and whisk to mix. (Put aside the remaining blueberry sauce to make use of as an ice cream topping.)

Pour into the ice cream machine and freeze in keeping with the producer’s instructions for gelato. Switch to an hermetic container and freeze till agency.

Enable the frozen gelato to heat at room temperature for a couple of minutes earlier than serving.

gelato made with blueberries in white bowl

Straightforward Blueberry Desserts

When blueberries are in season, I are inclined to eat them just about each day. They’re endlessly on my grocery record and I get pleasure from utilizing them in desserts as usually as attainable. After they’re not in season? I’m completely satisfied to let you know that frozen berries will work superbly in all of those recipes.

Homemade Blueberry Pie Filling tastes so significantly better than store-bought! And better of all, it’s tremendous straightforward to make. Use this superior berry sauce to high pies, cheesecakes, pancakes, or waffles. It’s scrumptious on ice cream too!

With a candy, buttery, crispy, cake-like topping and a filling of candy, heat berries, this Blueberry Cobbler is dessert perfection with a scoop of melting ice cream on high.

Blueberries and lemon pair completely on this Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake. It’s actually worthy of any event. I made it for the primary time over ten years in the past and it stays the very best blueberry espresso cake I’ve ever tasted.

Overhead shot of gelato topped with blueberry sauce

Have you ever heard of a dessert known as a “grunt?” This one was new to me not that way back, however because it seems an old school Blueberry Grunt is fairly superb. It begins with a candy and scrumptious blueberry filling that’s then smothered in flaky, buttery candy dumplings that get crispy on high with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.

Fresh Blueberry Frosting is a light-weight and creamy frosting, whipped into fluffy blueberry loveliness. A dollop of this frosting is nice heaven on a cupcake. On a spoon, on a cracker, or on an precise cake this blueberry buttercream frosting is irresistible.

Prepare for a tasty mixture of contemporary fruit and funky mint on this Blueberry Mojito. You’ll end up hooked from the primary sip!

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Servings: 6 servings

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Blueberry Sauce Substances

Blueberry Sauce Directions

  • Mix the blueberries and a couple of tablespoons sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over medium warmth. Stir a couple of occasions because the berries start to simmer.

  • Cut back the warmth to medium-low and let the berries cook dinner, stirring sometimes. The berries will burst as they simmer. When the combination has thickened and diminished to about 1 cup’s value of berry sauce, about 8-9 minutes, take away from the warmth and funky utterly.

Gelato Directions

  • Whisk collectively the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Add ⅔ cup of the blueberry sauce and whisk to mix. (Put aside the remaining blueberry sauce to make use of as an ice cream topping.)

  • Pour into the ice cream machine and freeze in keeping with the producer’s instructions for gelato. Switch to an hermetic container and freeze till agency. Enable the frozen gelato to heat at room temperature for a couple of minutes earlier than serving.

Energy: 311kcal · Carbohydrates: 41g · Protein: 3g · Fats: 16g · Saturated Fats: 10g · Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g · Monounsaturated Fats: 4g · Ldl cholesterol: 51mg · Sodium: 80mg · Potassium: 174mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 37g · Vitamin A: 706IU · Vitamin C: 8mg · Calcium: 94mg · Iron: 0.3mg

Overhead shot of blueberry gelato

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