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Strawberry gelato (water-based)

Strawberry gelato (water-based)
Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

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 about 1 1/2 hours freezing time | Serves 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato)
  • 1 pound cleaned strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 pounds ice
  • 1 pound rock salt

Step 1In a blender, combine the strawberries, sugar and water. Blend the ingredients until smooth.

Step 2Place the strawberry 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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