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14 Irresistible Homemade Gelato Recipes


14 Irresistible Homemade Gelato Recipes

Don’t let summer pass you by without enjoying your very own homemade gelato. My step-by-step guides and tempting flavor combinations—which include vegan and dairy-free options—are just what you need to get started!

14 Irresistible Homemade Gelato Recipes, Including Vegan and Dairy-Free Options! //

Gelato is a true summer indulgence! It’s impossible to resist this cool, creamy frozen treat and it’s one of my absolute favorite things to make every year.

I have everything you need to get started churning out your very own homemade gelato flavors. You’ll definitely want to check out my step-by-step homemade gelato tutorial (listed below!). It will walk you through the entire process from start to finish with lots of helpful tips and tricks. In the end, you’ll be rewarded with a delectable Vanilla Bean Gelato!

I also have recipes that will help you create a beautiful Sicilian-style gelato base and a vegan gelato base. You’ll have all your bases covered!

Once you’ve got the basics mastered, the fun really starts. One of my favorite parts of making homemade gelato every year is coming up with irresistible flavor combinations.

Gianduja Gelato (Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Gelato) //

In this homemade gelato recipe collection, you’ll find just a few of the different flavors I’ve created—everything from classics like Dark Chocolate or Pistachio to more unusual flavors like Raspberry Rose and Sweet Corn.

If you want to make the most of fresh summer fruit right off the tree, you must try my Fresh Peach Gelato, Cherry Ripple Gelato, and Blueberry Gelato. Once you get comfortable with the basics of making gelato at home, you’ll be ready to start experimenting with your own flavors.

Need a little extra help? If you need a little extra help or you’re somebody who learns better through video, try my Homemade Gelato Skillshare class. You can watch me go through the whole process and replay it as many times as you need!

Homemade Gelato Recipes

1. Classic Gelato: A Detailed, Step-by-Step Recipe

If you’ve never made gelato, start here. This article details what classic gelato is, how it’s made, and the variety of flavors you can make with it. The recipe includes detailed, step-by-step instructions and tips to make the creamiest homemade gelato you’ve ever churned!

Learn How to Make Gelato at Home (Dairy-Free, Vegan Options) //

2. Sicilian-Style Gelato

Learn how to make Sicilian-style gelato, an incredibly creamy Italian iced treat that uses cornstarch as a thickening agent. Learn how to turn this versatile homemade gelato base into a myriad of flavors!

How to Make Sicilian-Style Gelato //

3. How to Make Vegan Gelato

Get helpful tips and an easy recipe for making a silky smooth, rich-tasting vegan gelato base you can turn into a variety of delicious fruity treats, including a zesty, refreshing Mango and Passion Fruit Gelato.

How to Make Vegan Gelato + Mango Passionfruit Gelato //

4. Dark Chocolate Gelato

This indulgent dark chocolate gelato is for true chocoholics: a spoonful provides a rich, strong hit of cocoa, reminiscent of biting into a square of 70% chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Gelato //

5. Pistachio Gelato

The secret to outstanding pistachio gelato is homemade pistachio paste. Learn how to make it and churn an amazing Italian frozen treat!

Pistachio Gelato Made with Homemade Pistachio Paste //

6. White Chocolate, Basil, and Strawberry Gelato

This White Chocolate, Basil, and Strawberry Gelato combines two quintessential summer ingredients–strawberries and basil–in a silky smooth treat with a delicate, sweet flavor.

White Chocolate, Strawberry and Basil Gelato //

7. Rhubarb Gelato

In this blush pink Rhubarb Gelato, the bright flavor of rhubarb is balanced by the silky-rich homemade gelato base. It’s a memorably refreshing summer treat!

Rhubarb Gelato //


Never made gelato before? Curious about what makes gelato different from ice cream? Check out my colorful masterclass! In it, you’ll find out what makes gelato different from ice cream, how to make a versatile gelato base you can turn into various flavors, and all my secrets and tips to churn and serve outstanding gelato. I even share how to make dairy-free, vegan gelato! In short, it’s a very thorough, colorful class that will quickly turn you into a gelato master.

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8. Raspberry Rose Gelato

This Raspberry Rose Gelato sports the breathtaking fuchsia color of fresh raspberries and carries the flowery flavor of rose in an elegant, understated way.

Raspberry Rose Gelato //

9. Fresh Peach Gelato

This rich and creamy peach gelato highlights one of summer’s quintessential fruits to perfection: fresh peach puree is both mixed into the homemade gelato as well as rippled through it for a double dose of stone fruit sweetness.

Fresh Peach Gelato //

10. Blueberry Gelato

This breathtakingly beautiful blueberry gelato is a silky-smooth treat that highlights the intense taste of the bright blue late-summer berry!

Blueberry Gelato //

11. 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 //

12. Sweet Corn Gelato

This sweet corn gelato is a silky treat with an intriguing savory edge that gives you a delightful new reason to welcome corn season every summer!

Sweet Corn Gelato //

13. Almond and Orange Gelato

This Almond and Orange Gelato combines zesty and juicy with toasty and nutty to create a surprisingly comforting, yet remarkable frozen treat. It will charm your taste buds at the first spoonful.

Mandorla e Arancia Gelato // Almond and Orange Gelato //

14. Gianduja Gelato (Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Gelato)

This classic gianduja gelato made with real roasted hazelnuts and milk chocolate has a nutty sweetness that is reminiscent of childhood treats. An unforgettable dessert!

Gianduja Gelato (Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Gelato) //

Bonus Frozen Treat: How to Make an Affogato

Affogato is the easiest Italian dessert you can make with your very own homemade gelato. Affogato is a delightful and refreshing coffee-based treat that is guaranteed to impress your guests. Find out how to make it!


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  1. Thank you for this wonderful recipe- I made the chocolate one and my boyfriend loves it!
    I can’t wait to try the pistachio one…
    I wanted to make a coconut one and found the recipe elsewhere and I don’t think it will turn out as good… 😀😋

    • Happy you’re loving my gelato recipes, Maryse! As for the coconut recipe, you could make my vegan gelato base, which uses coconut milk. Once churned, simply top with toasted grated coconut or coconut shreds and you’re in for a treat! 😍