I came up with this recipe for four reasons. First, I was tempted by some very beautiful peaches, all yellow with a blush of pinkish orange, and I bought quite a few. Appearances are truly not everything as these peaches proved. They were not as sweet as they looked, so there were no takers for them.
I had some extra milk in the fridge. We don’t need excuses to eat ice cream in this house. Anytime is ice cream time!
A gelato is a sort of Italian ice cream made with milk, sugar, eggs and fresh fruit/ chocolate/ nuts. Northern Italy is known for its milk based gelatos where as southern Italy is known for sorbettos, a gelato made from fruit but without milk.
Gelatos have a softer texture and are best served fresh (because of the fruit). I try to avoid eggs if I can, so I’ve used readymade custard powder (which is largely cornstarch) here to make the custard. The spices add an interesting warm and spicy note to the gelato.
My picture doesn’t do this gelato justice (its all melty here and I’m not the greatest photographer) but trust me when I say this is really good. And no calories from cream and fresh fruit too! You can have your gelato and eat it!!