Herbed Tomato Gelato (Gelato di herbes e tomati)

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Don’t forget, tomatoes are fruit! In all seriousness, tomatoes make for a delicious and unusual frozen dessert ingredient. Give it a try!

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 11 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh, ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Directions

  • In a medium pot over low heat, reduce the tomatoes for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Taste, and adjust seasonings as necessary. Refrigerate mixture 4 hours or overnight.
  • Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing. Stop the churning as soon as the gelato is just frozen.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh, ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Directions

  • In a medium pot over low heat, reduce the tomatoes for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Taste, and adjust seasonings as necessary. Refrigerate mixture 4 hours or overnight.
  • Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing. Stop the churning as soon as the gelato is just frozen.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories90
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium80mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars8g
Protein1g