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Strawberry Gelato recipe
Strawberry Gelato
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Everyone loves Strawbery Gelato and this easy to make fool proof recipe will work in your ice cream maker too!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Remove the stems and leaves from the strawberries and rinse in cold water.
  2. Place the strawberries, lemon juice and the sugar in a food processor and process until liquefied.
  3. Add the water and run the food processor until all the mixture is smooth.
  4. Whip the cream with a wire whisk until it begins to thicken slightly and becomes the consistency of buttermilk.
  5. Mix the cream and strawberry mixture in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  6. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Recipe Notes

* try using milk instead of water for a creamier texture, using water the consistency is more like a sorbet.

**To avoid ice crystals try making your mix ahead of time and refrigerating it for 12 -24 hours to get it very cold.  Also chill the canister that the ice cream is being made in if possible by placing it in the freezer for 24 hours.  Then place the finished ice cream in the coldest part of the freezer.

This will speed up the freezing process which should help reduce the ice crystals.

***adding an ounce of alcohol will also help reduce the ice crystals.  

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Gelato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 97mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 42.2%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.