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Cherry Ripple Gelato

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Cherry Ripple Gelato

Bursting with fresh fruit and juicy fruit puree, this cherry ripple gelato is the best treat to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Cherry Ripple Gelato // FoodNouveau.com

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This is my favorite way of making gelato this time of year. This cherry ripple gelato is bursting with fresh fruit and juicy fruit puree, making it an elegant dessert–and the best treat to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Cherry Ripple Gelato // FoodNouveau.com

Cherry Ripple Gelato // FoodNouveau.com


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Cherry Ripple Gelato // FoodNouveau.com

Cherry Ripple Gelato

Bursting with fresh fruit and juicy fruit puree, this cherry ripple gelato is the best treat to enjoy on a hot summer day.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Freezing Time:4 hrs
Servings 1 quart (4 cups/1L)

Ingredients

For the cherry puree

  • 2 cups pitted cherries, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (about ½ lemon)

To assemble

  • ½ cup pitted cherries, diced
  • 1 tbsp cherry liqueur (also called Cherry Heering) or kirsch (cherry brandy) (optional, helps keep gelato at a softer texture even when fully frozen)

Instructions

  • To make the cherry puree: Place the cherries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until the cherries are soft and the mixture has thickened. Puree using a stand blender, a stick blender, or a food processor. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until completely cool.
  • To make the gelato: Make the custard for the gelato base of your choosing (either Classic Vanilla Bean Gelato or Sicilian-Style Vanilla Bean Gelato), and refrigerate overnight. Fish the vanilla bean out of the custard, then pour the custard through a fine mesh strainer into a large mixing bowl (straining the mixture will ensure a silky smooth gelato).
  • Measure out 1 cup (250 ml) cherry puree. (Keep remaining puree, if any, to add to smoothies or serve over cake.)
    Pour ½ cup (125 ml) of the cherry puree into the gelato ustard base and whisk to thoroughly combine. Transfer the cherry custard to the bowl of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Stop the machine when the gelato is icy but still soft.
  • To assemble the gelato: Spread a third of the frozen gelato over the bottom of an airtight container or a loaf pan. Drizzle a third of the remaining cherry puree, and sprinkle with a third of the diced cherries. Add another layer of gelato, then drizzle with another third of the cherry puree and a third of the diced cherries. Top with the remaining gelato, then drizzle the top with the remaining cherry puree and sprinkle with the remaining diced cherries.
  • If you used a loaf pan, cover tightly with plastic wrap, or cover if you used a container. Freeze the cherry ripple gelato until firm, at least 4 hours.
  • SERVING: Always take the gelato out to room temperature 10 to 15 minutes before serving to soften it and make it easier to scoop.
  • STORAGE: This cherry ripple gelato will be at its best if you enjoy it within two weeks.

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Author: Marie Asselin

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Freezing Time: 4 hrs

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  1. Yummy! I made this for a party I attended last year and wanted to make it again. Everyone LOVED it and so I decided to make it for my kids who also loved it!!! Thanks for sharing!