Vanilla Gelato

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Recipe by Evie Samuelson

Even though I’ve been talking about an old-fashioned ice cream maker, this sort of recipe could be made in any sort of machine, from a bowl of ice to those fancy Kitchen Aid contraptions.

My great-great grandparents, down on the farm, used to make this as a custard. However, I prefer my dad’s modified gelato version.

Prep Details

Servings: 10

Calories per serving: 307 per serving

Prep time: 2 hours or overnight

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time: up to 3 hours, or overnight


3 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 fresh vanilla bean



1. Whisk all ingredients and let stand overnight.
2. Freeze according to machine instructions or fill an old-fashioned ice cream maker with mixture and crank until frozen.