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Vanilla Gelato

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  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Combine egg yolks and sugar in mixing bowl. Beat at medium-high speed until very thick and pale yellow in color.
  2. In medium saucepan, heat milk to a simmer.
  3. Add half of the milk to the egg yolk mixture; whisk until blended.
  4. Stir in remaining milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats back of spoon.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in the cream.
  6. Pass mixture through a fine strainer into medium bowl set over an ice bath to chill.
  7. Stir in vanilla extract.
  8. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.