Recipe: Mom’s Best Blueberry Gelato
- 2-1/2 cups fruit puree
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3/4 sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- Pinch of salt, optional
Put fruit in blender with lemon juice and puree until smooth, or chunky if you like chunks of frozen fruit in your gelato. Taste and decide if you want to add the pinch of salt. If it tastes a little flat, add the salt. Store in the refrigerator in the blender container. Chill for a few hours or overnight. Meanwhile, put milk and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat just until the sugar melts. Refrigerate a few hours or overnight. Pour fruit and milk/sugar mixture into the ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. The gelato tastes best just out of the ice cream freezer, but the leftovers can be put in the freezer and eaten another day.
To revive leftover frozen gelato, remove from freezer, microwave on high for 30 seconds, then mush it up with a spoon like you did as a kid, when your mother wasn't looking. It should be a melty ice cream consistency but still pretty much frozen. Microwave a little longer if needed. It's just as good as fresh made.