Homemade gelato is pretty easy to make, now that the summer is here, give it a try;
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 cups lowfat buttermilk
5 cups peaches (about 8 peaches)
First, early in the day, or the day before, heat the water and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool, and put in fridge to get cold.
Next, to peel peaches, put up a small pot of boiling water. Drop a ripe peach in and give it about 30 seconds. Take it out of the water and you’ll find the skin comes off pretty easily. Then, remove the pits.
Next, mix the peaches with the sugar-water, and buttermilk, in a food processor or blender. Place the mix into an ice cream maker and mix until smooth.
A couple points to note. The particular ice cream maker is sized to only make half this recipe at a time. You can either make the full mix as above for two batches or measure half of the recipe as shown above. Also, this comes out pretty good if you don’t have an ice cream maker by putting into a metal bowl in the freezer and stirring with a fork every half hour or so, more frequently as it starts to solidify. Last – This recipe was modified from one published in Cooking Light Magazine, a strawberry gelato recipe we’ll make soon) Enjoy.