Strawberry Balsamic Gelato

Last weekend we went to Costco and grabbed a lifetime supply of super huge/ practically mutant strawberries, because they are Marco’s favorite. Of course, this is Marco’s week at his dad’s house, so I got stuck with a lot of strawberries that (surprise!) don’t last forever.

But freezing will improve shelf life.

So, I decided to make some gelato using this recipe from Cooking with Julie. It ended up being the perfect excuse to use the ice cream maker that’s been hanging out in my basement. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still make this recipe– just google “how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker” and choose the option that will work best for you!

Strawberry Balsamic Gelato

Step 1: Put 4 cups of roughly chopped strawberries in a large bowl with 1 cup of sugar. Set aside for one hour, giving it a little stir about halfway through. The sugar will become a gloopy glaze.

Step 2: Use your spinning blade of choice (I used an immersion blender, but a regular blender or food processor will also do the trick) to puree the strawberry mixture. Then push it through a mesh sieve to get out as many seeds as you can.

Step 3: Add 1 cup whole milk and 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar to the puree. Whisk together and then chill it in the refrigerator for 3 hours. (I put it in the freezer for 2 days… so that caused some issues when the time came to put it in the ice cream maker…)

Step 4:Follow the directions for your ice cream maker (or google search results) to finish it off!

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