Strawberry Gelato

Italian fruit ices are actually usually made without cream or even a custard base.  The result, though, is richly creamy but without the calories!

450 g / 1 lb strawberries, hulled
225 g / 8 oz granulated
Juice of 1 orange (I use a blood orange if they are available as they’re sweeter and add extra colour)
Juice of ½ lemon
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons icing sugar

  1. Process the strawberries and then strain the purée to remove the pips.
  2. Add the granulated sugar, orange and lemon juices and refrigerated for at least an hour.
  3. Beat the egg whites until foamy, add the icing sugar.  Continue beating until the meringue holds stiff peaks.
  4. Process in a gelateria (ice-cream maker) until the texture resembles thickly whipped cream.

Serve with some fresh strawberries if you have them.

It churns for about 25 minutes


9 thoughts on “Strawberry Gelato

  1. ok , no cream. I was using the term loosely i guess. Fraid i’m not allowed anyway anything with sugar or cream. Skimmed milk in my tea is what i get. I’m allowed soup. Fraid though i’m still overweight – perhaps it is the tea. And the toast with butter. And some cheese. Oh and some jam. ken

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