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Lemon gelato (water-based)

Leave it to Italy -- a country where food and tradition go hand in hand -- to be home to the first university dedicated to the art of making gelato. In fact, the Carpigiani Gelato University, located outside Bologna, is ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes plus 1 1/2 hours freezing time | Serves 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato)
  • 1 cup lemon juice, from about 6 lemons
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup (3 1/2 ounces) diced apple (about 1 apple), cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds ice
  • 1 pound rock salt

Step 1In a blender, combine the lemon juice, sugar, water and diced apple. Blend the ingredients until smooth.

Step 2Place the lemon mixture in a small metal bowl over a larger bowl containing the ice and salt and whip with a hand whisk for about 10 minutes to lighten the texture, or to desired consistency.

Step 3Freeze the gelato base for about 1 1/2 hours before serving.

Note: Adapted from Carpigiani Gelato University.
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