Recipe For Creamy Lemon Orange Gelato

In my mind there are always two things I associate with Italy and that is espresso and gelato. Not a day goes by while we are in Italy without Dave and I stopping off a few times for a quick espresso. We stand at the counter in the coffee shop and place our order in Italian. Without us having to wait too long, our choice is placed in front of us. I prefer machiatto and so give mine a quick stir before drinking down the contents. Despite Italy being famous for coffee and coffee machines, no beans are grown there. Our afternoons are never complete without a gelato. Italy is just as famous for its wide choice of fantastically made ice creams as they are for their coffees. My favourites are hazelnut, chocolate and coffee! Dave does not like coffee ice cream so I tend never to make it at home.

coffee beans waiting for a special recipe
coffee beans waiting for a special recipe

Earlier this year I attended the launch of Foreign Ground single origin coffee. These coffees come from the finest coffee regions in the world. They are available at our local Checkers stores and retail for R50 (€5) per 250g bag. I was sent home with a bag of beans from Rwanda and during the tasting session I found these beans to result in a fruity coffee with a hint of pink peppercorn. I thought this would be a perfect bean for my gelato.

what is your favourite ice cream flavour?

Apricot Tart Tatin With Creamy Lemon Orange Gelato
Apricot Tart Tatin With Creamy Lemon Orange Gelato

Creamy Lemon Orange Gelato
 
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Ingredients
  • 500mls low fat milk
  • 4 strips of orange peel
  • 4 strips of lemon peel
  • 6 coffee beans
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 170g sugar - I used fructose
Method
  1. In a medium size heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk to blood temperature with the peel and the beans
  2. Whisk the yolks and the sugar until ribbon stage
  3. Pour half the milk gradually onto the eggs while whisking all the time
  4. Add the mixture back to the milk
  5. Reduce the heat and stir with a wooden spoon for 8 minutes
  6. The custard will thicken slightly and you should be able to draw a path through the custard on the back of the spoon
  7. Pass through a sieve into a jug and refrigerate until well chilled
  8. Churn in your ice cream machine until the desired consistency
  9. Pour into a freezer container and freeze for several hours

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30 thoughts on “Recipe For Creamy Lemon Orange Gelato

  1. I associate gelato with Italy too Tandy . . . I loved tiramisu gelato and had it quite often while there. However, I love the sound of your orange gelato with the hint of espresso. I’l love some right now!

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    1. I am going to have to try and recreate that tiramisu flavour Barb as it sounds delicious 🙂

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  2. I’ve been making a dedicated effort to make more home made ice cream this summer. This has made my husband very happy indeed!
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    1. I am sure he is happy! I just love this recipe and I have a few more flavours to share 🙂

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  3. I love all the bright citrusy flavors in here…makes me happily anticipate warmer days =)

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    1. I am sure summer will be on its way soon Squishy 🙂

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  4. Coffee really is food of the gods…(followed quickly by gelato, any kind!)

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    1. my kind of thinking Brydie 🙂

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  5. Creamy lemon is definitely a favorite as is black licorice. We have a local shop that does both!

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    1. oh wow, I am so going to make licorice ice cream!

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  6. It’s been just warm enough that I’d love a sweet bowl of this creamy Gelato! We’ve just decided to go to Tuscany late April and I had forgotten about the Gelato! Yay!!

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    1. I love Tuscany that time of the year as the weather is pleasant and there are not too many tourists! Have fun Barbara 🙂

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  7. A lovely ice-cream, tandy: looks very yummy too!
    My favourite ice-cream flavour of the moment is cashew, banana & carob ice cream: home-made of course!

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    1. I have never tried banana ice cream Sophie 🙂

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  8. I just had hazelnut gelato the other day…one of my favorites. Your citrus and coffee one sounds so intriguing…wish I had an ice cream machine.

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    1. hazelnut is still my best flavour as well 🙂

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  9. Sounds delicious!
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    1. thank you!

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  10. I’ve never thought to pair citrus with coffee…quite intrigued!
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    1. surprisingly, it worked very well!

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  11. Nothing quite like a good solid serve of gelato my friend, yours looks gorgeous 😀

    Cheers
    CCU
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    1. I totally agree Uru, nothing beats ice cream 🙂

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  12. Espresso and gelato does it for me too. In fact, nearly all Italian food does it for me:)

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    1. I love Italian produce as well Roger 🙂

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  13. I’m not really an ice cream eater but this looks like something I might try 🙂

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    1. this could convert you!

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  14. I eat ice cream once a year if that and if I had a choice it would be chocolate.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. chocolate is a winner in my books every time 🙂

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  15. Oh, how I miss coffee. I used to be hooked on it, until I realised that it seriously didn’t agree with me. But the aroma can still make me crave it! Lovely gelato, Tandy! 🙂

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    1. I would not wake up in the morning without a cup! Have a super day Celia 🙂

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