Honey Gelato

Today I am giving you something sweet to focus on. This honey gelato ticks all the boxes for the perfect ice cream. It has a smooth texture, and a rich taste.

Lemon Meringues, Honey Gelato, Choc Fudge Ice Cream
Lemon Meringues, Honey Gelato, Choc Fudge Ice Cream
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At the end of last month the storm that is Covid affected people all around the world differently. Parts of Australia went into a short lockdown as the Delta variant had made its appearance. The country as a whole has dealt with Covid much differently to the rest of the world. They closed their borders to nearly everyone last March. And have allowed some people to return home, and even fewer to conclude their immigration process. The localised short lockdowns have worked to keep their Covid infection rates and deaths extremely low. And yet each time they have a three day stay at home order, and a request to wear masks in public, people complain. England, who planned on exiting their final stage of lockdown changed the date. They got an extra 4 weeks tagged on to what has been a very harsh economic shutdown.

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In South Africa we went from Level 3 lockdown to Level 4. Many people were upset. Either they thought we had waited too long. Or they thought it was ridiculous to have another booze ban. We are nearly 490 days into lockdown. People are fatigued and fed up. And I get it! I totally understand that this one word has become the central focus of our lives. Conversations are all about who has it and who has survived. We mention sore throats with trepidation. And discuss who has had the vaccine, who is getting it, and who refuses to have it. Travel plans have been disrupted or totally ruined and we have not seen family members and friends for years! And yet, I am focussing on my blessings. Blessed that only two people close to me have lost their lives to this awful disease. And blessed that I am alive!

Lemon Meringues, Honey Gelato, Choc Fudge Ice Cream

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Honey Gelato

This super sweet ice cream is perfect to accompany tart desserts
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch gelato
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 250 mls milk
  • 250 mls cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 130 g honey


  • Place the milk and cream into a thick bottomed saucepan and heat to a simmer over a medium temperature
  • While you are doing this, place the egg yolks and honey into a thick bottomed saucepan and whisk until pale and thickened
  • When the milk has warmed, remove from the stove and lower the temperature slightly
  • Place the eggs onto the stove and allow the mixture to heat up
  • Add the milk while stirring constantly with a wooden spoon
  • Continue stirring until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon
  • Remove from the heat and strain into a jug
  • Cover and place the jug into the fridge overnight to cool
  • Pour into a churner and churn as per the manufacturer's instructions
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17 thoughts on “Honey Gelato

  1. this sounds lovely tandy. yes our Premier has just declared a 3 day lockdown as of 4pm. it is currently 3pm. hubby went to the shops and he said it was insane. for a 3 day thing? people are mad. just crazy. sorry to hear you have had people die of covid. i don’t know of anyone with the illness thank heavens.

    1. It is so silly that people shop like that for 3 days. Maybe they are worried it will go on for longer? Quite a few of my cousins and family members have had Covid, as well as friends. It is rife here but thankfully our vaccine rollout is working.

  2. Life has been pretty back to normal here since March when most people who wanted the vaccine could get ti. Now that the variant is rampant, we are beginning to curtail our activities voluntarily and I wouldn’t be surprised if we go back into another lockdown. Your honey ice cream looks wonderful.

  3. I’ve made my share of ice cream but not gelato–must try this! I’m glad they didn’t do any booze bans here with Covid (though I support it on the airlines doing it with all the bad behavior)

  4. This sounds delicious, Tandy. This covid pandemic has certainly been awful and the economic implications are terrible. The UK is really starting to feel the effects now with tax and NHS cost increases for people.

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