Mint And Lemon Gelato

Mint And Lemon Gelato

Posted 2014-12-22 by Annalisa Brownfollow
While not traditional, this Gelato combination arose from my experimenting with Christmas cocktail flavours.

In my haste to cool the syrup mixture and create Christmas Slushies, I inadvertently forgot its whereabouts in the freezer.

Thus developed this spontaneous Mint and Lemon Gelato.

It’s a refreshingly sweet and sour, non-dairy, low-fat dessert that uses natural unrefined sugar.

The entire family can enjoy this treat any time of the year.

Mint and Lemon Gelato this non traditional combination arose from experimenting with Christmas cocktail flavours.

Preparation Time: 24-Hrs (includes freezing time)
Makes: 12-14 servings

Large Handful fresh Mint
2 Lemons (zest)
200ml Lemon Juice (4 Lemons)
200ml Honey
500ml Water

Main ingredients for this Gelato are mint and lemons.

  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, honey, mint leaves and lemon zest.

  • On low heat, bring the liquid to a simmer, continuously stirring until the honey has dissolved. Simmer for approximately 5-8 minutes.

  • Simmer lemon zest, honey, mint and water.

  • Remove from heat and add the lemon juice.

  • Set aside to allow the liquid to cool for 15 minutes. The lemon and mint mixture will resemble a thin syrup.

  • Strain the syrup through a muslin cloth or small sieve into a bowl, ensuring to capture all pips, lemon zest and mint leaves. Allow to cool completely.

  • Strain the syrup and allow to cool.

  • Pour the strained syrup into an ice-cream container or similar and place into the freezer to firm.

  • Leave the Gelato in the freezer for 2-3 hours in the first instance to allow the gelato to crystallise. Remove from the freezer, mix the gelato, breaking down the crystals.

  • Leave the Gelato in the freezer for a couple of hours to allow the syrup to crystallise.

  • Return the gelato to the freezer and allow to freeze hard. For best results leave in the freezer overnight or longer.

  • Remove the gelato moments before serving.

  • Serve in cones, cups or lemon cups and garnish with some extra mint leaves and grated lemon zest.

  • This frozen snack can also be served as a sorbet between courses.

  • Serve the Mint and Lemon Gelato as a dessert or as a sorbet between courses.


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