Gelato is different from your regular ice cream. They are creamier, softer, and more elastic than typical ice cream.
Gelato originated from Italy and it is now a dessert loved by the world.
The basic ingredients of an authentic gelato are whole milk, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla. Adding cream is like an extender which makes it not genuine.
Once you’ve perfected making a plain gelato, you can now play with its flavors. Add some strawberries, chocolate, coffee, nuts, or even gummy bears, it’s up to you.
To create your very own gelato, you’ll need some tools to achieve its proper texture.
To help you out, here are some useful tools you’ll need to make gelato.
Here is a saucepan-set for your gelato. You’ll need a wooden spoon and a saucepan to mix your milk, half of your sugar, and vanilla. You’ll have to bring your mixture nearly into a boil. I suggest this because they are non-stick, it will be hard to stir your mixture with a regular saucepan and you can choose whichever saucepan you like for your preparation. These are also available in different designs and colors.
If you can’t afford a stand mixer, you may start with an electric mixer hand whisk. You’ll need this to beat your egg yolks, in a bowl, until frothy before mixing the cooled milk mixture. After whisking, you’ll have to return the mixture to the saucepan to make a gel-like texture until it could cover the back of your wooden spoon. This mixer has 7-speed options, 2 interchangeable attachments, and built-in vents for proper heat distribution.
After attaining your mixture’s consistency, it is now time to put it in an ice cream machine but before that, you’ll need to sift your mixture to make sure that there are no lumps in your gelato. I suggest having an automatic sifter just like this one. By using this device, you will no longer manually scrape the mixture on the sifter it will finish the job for you. It is easy to use, battery-operated, and durable.
After sifting your mixture, it is time to pour it in an ice cream maker machine. If you don’t have any, this will be a good choice. Its package includes a measuring spoon kit, digging ball, silicone scraper, and a measuring cup. You can adjust your gelato’s texture and consistency with its settings. By using this device, you will get your gelato in less than 60 minutes.
Here is an extra tool to make your gelato more delightful. Rather than buying a pack of ice cream cones from a store or serving your gelato on a cup, how about putting it on an edible bowl? This is a multifunction waffle bowl maker. Just pour a pancake mixture in it, close the lid, leave it for a few minutes, open the lid, and your waffle is ready.
This is another extra tool to make your gelato fancier. Make your very own ganache, pour it on this stainless funnel, and drizzle it on your gelato.
Put these on your checklist. Make your very own gelato and create unique flavors.