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.

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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?


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

 
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Servings: 10 (approximately 1/2 cup)
Cuisine: American, Italian
Category: frozen, dessert, gelato, ice cream

 

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
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar I used a balsamic reduction.
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Methods:

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

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Calories (Cal): 196 ・ Fat (g): 12 ・ Protein (g): 2.4 ・ Carbs (g): 18.8 ・ Fiber (g): 0.8 ・ Sodium (mg): 34
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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.

Made this recipe? Tag @morselsoflife on Instagram and hashtag it #morselsoflife

Keywords: Balsamic Strawberry Gelato, dessert, gelato, ice cream

Shared with: Full Plate Thursday, Artsy Fartsy Party, BFF Open House, Meal Plan Monday, Fiesta Friday, Hearth and Soul, What's for Dinner?, Over the Moon, Farm Fresh Tuesday, Your Whims Wednesday, Party in Your PJs, Wine'd Down Wednesday

34 comments:

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Yum! Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!

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  9. 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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  10. Perfect summer recipe that I can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing on Fiesta Friday this week

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  11. This looks divine! And so simple. A great way to beat this heat wave. Adding the ingredients to my shopping list right away! Thanks for sharing it on the What's for dinner? Link-up over at the Lazy Gastronome.

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    1. You know I'm all about those simple recipes. :) Hope you enjoy!

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  12. Oh CJ - this sounds amazing. I love the black pepper! Pinned!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a wonderful week ahead. Stay well.

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    1. The black pepper just adds a little bit of that something extra. :) Hope you like it!

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  13. This sounds like a great recipe to try out! Such a unique flavor combination (and who can turn down gelato haha).
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

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    1. Do it! :) This flavor combo is definitely one of my favorites. Plus, gelato. Haha.

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  14. Wish I had an ice cream maker to try this. I love gelato. - Margy

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    1. You can definitely make it without an ice cream maker! It will have a bit of a different texture, but should still be tasty. :)

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  15. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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    1. Yay! I'll be sure to stop by and check it out. :)

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  16. Your awesome recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday,498! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I was so happy to see that when I stopped by. Balsamic and strawberry is such a great flavor combo I don't think a lot of people know about. :)

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  17. What a beautiful colour this gelato is, CJ and the flavours sound absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope your week is off to a good start.

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    1. Balsamic + strawberry is one of my favorite flavor combos. I hope you enjoy it and have a good, relaxing break. :)

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