Balsamic Strawberry Gelato | Morsels of Life

Balsamic Strawberry Gelato

Strawberries, chopped and soaked in a balsamic vinegar reduction, then made into a brightly flavorful Balsamic Strawberry Gelato.

Morsels of Life - Balsamic Strawberry Gelato - Strawberries, chopped and soaked in a balsamic vinegar reduction, then made into a brightly flavorful Balsamic Strawberry Gelato.

We purchased several cases of strawberries. However, we forgot to account for our travel plans. What to do? Well, I'd had a hankering for making some ice cream for months, and we'd recently also eaten some Balsamic Strawberry Galettes. Plus, I saw this recipe from The Good Eats Company. Then I decided I'd make gelato instead, especially since both James and I like gelato more. Combining those factors, we made a late night stop for some cream and ice.

What's the difference between ice cream and gelato? A whole lot of not too much (as far as I can tell anyway). Generally speaking, gelato is denser, creamier, and has less fat, sugar, and air than its ice cream counterpart. The differences can be partially attributed to ingredients. Another factor is churn speed. Gelato's a bit slower than ice cream. However, keep in mind the vast majority of "home" ice cream makers churn at speeds much below commercial ice cream machines. Regardless of whether you consider this Balsamic Strawberry Gelato or Balsamic Strawberry Ice Cream, Let's all just dig in together!

Do you prefer gelato or ice cream?


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Yield: 1 quart

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 pound strawberries, chopped I'd recommend a puree.
2 cups half and half or 1 cup whole milk and 1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon black pepper optional
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar I used a balsamic reduction.
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Balsamic Strawberry Gelato Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Balsamic Strawberry Gelato Step 2 - Combine cornstarch, sugar, and half and half, heating slightly until sugar and corn starch mixed in. 2. Combine cornstarch, sugar, and half and half, heating slightly until sugar and corn starch mixed in.
Morsels of Life - Balsamic Strawberry Gelato Step 3 - Combine remaining materials. 3. Combine remaining materials.
Morsels of Life - Balsamic Strawberry Gelato Step 4 - Combine two mixtures. 4. Combine two mixtures.
Morsels of Life - Balsamic Strawberry Gelato Step 5 - Pour into ice cream maker and follow instructions for your specific ice cream maker.
5. Pour into ice cream maker and follow instructions for your specific ice cream maker.

Morsels of Life - Balsamic Strawberry Gelato - Strawberries, chopped and soaked in a balsamic vinegar reduction, then made into a brightly flavorful Balsamic Strawberry Gelato.

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20 comments:

  1. This looks really good-- something my whole family would enjoy. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Can't wait to see what you'll share this week.

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  2. We really enjoyed this gelato too! It's surprisingly yummy. :)

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  3. This really looks delish! Easy recipe too. Thanks for sharing at #WonderfulWednesday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm thinking I need to make some more soon. :) Give it a try and see what you think. :)

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  4. Wow, this sounds delicious! I love the idea of soaking the strawberries in a balsamic reduction! Stopping by from You Link It, We Make It party.

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    1. We definitely enjoyed it! The balsamic really adds some wonderful flavor to the mix. :)

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  5. This looks amazing! We have some food allergies to corn and milk so I'm going to try it with coconut milk and arrowroot powder instead of the cornstarch. Thanks for sharing, I found your post on Sustainable Sundays! Smiles, Susan from Pure Home and Body

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful idea! Let me know how it works out. I'm thinking I want to try it with coconut milk too. I bet the stuff out of the can would taste so rich and creamy! :)

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  6. What an amazing burst of flavor! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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    1. I love this flavor combo! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  7. Wow! I thought this recipe would taste delicious and I was not disappointed! This was my "make" feature this week on You Link It We Make It and it will be featured tomorrow morning. My family and I thank you for such a wonderful recipe! -Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

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    1. Awesome! So happy to hear you and your family enjoy this balsamic strawberry gelato - but can you really go wrong with gelato? :)

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  8. This is a delicious flavor combination! Thank you for stopping by the Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

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    1. One of my favorites. :) I'm up for some fresh, summer strawberries and a good balsamic any day!

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  9. I love them both (as long as it's good ice-cream - gelato is almost always good probably because they're made by smaller companies) This looks outstanding!

    Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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    1. I'm with you there! It's easier to find a delicious gelato, and they seem to make a lot more unique flavors. With ice cream, it's a lot easier to find a lot of different brands, but sometimes they're sometimes hit and miss with quality. :)

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  10. Yum! Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!

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  11. Oh yum! What a wonderful flavor combination. Thanks for sharing at You're Gonna Love It!

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    1. It's one of my favorites. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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