Recipe

Dairy-free gelato

Love ice-cream but find it doesn't love you back? Fear not! This dairy-free gelato is full of delicious flavour and texture, and makes for the perfect summer treat!

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

  • 1 litre (4 cups) rice milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour

Method

Dairy-free gelato
  • 1
    Heat milk in a medium saucepan over a low heat until hot.
  • 2
    Whisk the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour in a bowl until smooth. Gradually whisk in hot milk. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until the mixture thickens slightly, although it will not coat the back of the spoon. Cool.
  • 3
    Return to the saucepan, cook, stirring, over medium heat, without boiling, for about 8-10 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon. Run a finger through the custard on the back of the spoon - it should hold its shape. Immediately remove from the heat.
  • 4
    Pour the flavoured custard into a shallow container and freeze for about 3 hours or until almost frozen. Spoon the almost frozen mixture into a medium bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on high speed for about 4-5 minutes or until smooth and thick. Pour the mixture into a deep 1.5-litre (6-cup) container; cover and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight until firm.
  • 5
    Serve gelato scooped into cones, if desired.

Notes

Test Kitchen tips: Gelato made using an ice-cream churn will give you more volume as it aerates whilst it is churning and chilling. For best taste and texture, use gelato within two weeks.

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