Fresh mint gelato

Fresh mint gelato

Gelato alla menta fresca

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Makes
1 kg

This has been one of my favourite gelato flavours since I first tasted it when working at Donovans. With this recipe you blend the mint with the base gelato mixture so you get a beautiful pale green colour as well as the refreshing mint flavour. Pay attention when straining the mixture because any pieces of mint leaves that are left can give the gelato a gritty texture. This is great with chocolate – sauce, pudding or cake.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
115g caster sugar
30g dextrose
15g skim milk powder
5g carob bean powder
550g milk
195ml pouring cream
35g fresh mint leaves
90g condensed milk

Method

  1. Put the sugar, dextrose and skim milk powder in a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Put the carob bean powder in a separate bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the sugar mixture and mix together well.
  3. Pour the milk and cream into a large heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat. Whisk in the carob bean powder mixture and continue to heat, whisking in the sugar mixture as you go, until it hits 85°C. Remove from the heat, pour into a suitable lidded container and leave to cool in the freezer for 1 hour, or until the mixture drops to 4°C.
  4. Turn on your gelato maker so it begins the freezing process.
  5. Add the mint and condensed milk to the mixture and blend with a hand-held blender until smooth.
  6. Strain the mixture and transfer it to your gelato maker. Once it reaches –4°C or is the consistency of soft-serve ice cream (this should take about 30–45 minutes) detach the canister or scoop the gelato into a pre-cooled lidded container. Transfer to the freezer and leave for at least 1 hour to harden before serving.
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