Stracciatella Gelato is a wonderful creamy Vanilla Italian Ice cream with chopped semisweet chocolate.
It is one of the top Gelato flavors enjoyed in Italy! You will notice it on display with its distinctive drizzle of chocolate on top!
Makes 4 serving, but who am I kidding more like 1 for me! :)
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk (not low fat)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tahitian vanilla bean split from end to end
Mix the cream milk and sugar into a suitable sized sauce pan. Using medium heat, cook the mixture until the sugar has dissolved into the cream.
Continue cooking until it begins to form bubbles around the edges of the pan. Do not boil!
Remove from heat, scrape the vanilla bean seeds and add them to the heated mix and drop in the bean pod. This will infuse the vanilla into the cream.
Let the vanilla steep into the mix for 35 minutes. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours preferably overnight if possible.
Time to make Stracciatella Gelato!
Remove your mix from the refrigerator, remove the vanilla pod and mix in your chopped semisweet chocolate.
Transfer to your gelato maker, freeze using the instructions provided.