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Gelato!: Italian Ice Creams, Sorbetti, and Granite

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The perfect treat for a hot summer day, homemade gelato and its fruit-based cousins, sorbetti and granite, are easy to make and richer than ordinary ice creams and sherbets, yet less fattening. Pamela Sheldon Johns provides 50 recipes for gelato and other icy desserts, along with tasty accompaniments. Including sumptuous ice cream photos and a visual tour of Italy's famed ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Ten Speed Press (first published May 2000)
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Numerous culinary cultures claim to have invented ice cream and sorbet; Italy is one of these. This book is focused on what is unique to Italian gelato, sorbets and granitas. Each recipe is tied to a particular local artisan who produces a particularly fine example. In addition, there are a number of recipes for desserts which use ice cream or sorbet as an ingredient. One could wish for greater detail in the brief portion of the book devoted to home production. Almost every text on making frozen ...more
Marsela A.
Love it!!! I used to sit down every weekend flipping through this book, making up my mind which flavor I should make.

One thing I would add though, sometimes it's more practical to use flavoring (like Fabri) than to make everything from scratch (ok, toasting, peeling and grounding are not exactly my thing).

But other than than, it's awesome, especially the vanilla one (use a real vanilla bean).
Rose Ann
Oct 21, 2013 Rose Ann rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: cooks, dessert lovers
Recommended to Rose Ann by: found on the library shelf
Nummy recipes for gelato! And hey you don't even need a gelato maker or an ice-cream maker! We made the peach gelato over the weekend, and almost fainted it was so wonderful!
Beautiful book, fun to look at and read. Would make great addition to kitchen library.
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