Gelato or ice cream?? I’m a gelato girl all the way. The first time I had gelato was when I was travelling in Italy with our family. I think we had it every day on that trip. I have been hooked ever since, partly because I think gelato is slightly healthier than ice cream and partly because it brings back those lovely memories of every city in Italy that I enjoyed gelato in.
We are still hooked on the tasty passion fruit recipes from Cooking with Wine Blog using our passion fruit products, so we teamed up with them again for another winner of a recipe!
Featuring Passion Fruit Puree
Our Passion Fruit Puree is the next best thing to juicing the fruit yourself. It is 100% pure, with no sugar or water added. It is made in small batches, locally sourced, and made on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is shelf stable for up to a year from the date of purchase. It will brighten up just about any recipe and takes you straight to the wonderful flavor of the islands that so many people love. You too can recreate your favorite memories from your travels in Hawaii just like I do when I think of Italy while enjoying gelato.
Gelato vs Ice Cream
What’s the difference between gelato and ice cream? They both have the same basic ingredients like sugar and dairy. The main differences are in the proportions and types of dairy used as well as how the frozen treat is churned.
Gelato contains a higher ratio of milk to cream, where ice cream usually contains just cream and no milk. That means that ice cream has a fattier base. Since fat coats the taste buds, softening the flavor profile, gelato will have a stronger and brighter flavor.
What if I don’t have a machine?
No worries, you can still make this recipe without a machine! Although I highly recommend a machine that will do all the work of churning for you, you can do it without. With either method, you will have the same flavor profile. I’ve included methods for both with and without a machine.
Let us know when you make this recipe. We love to see as well as hear how it went and what you think about the recipes. You can tag us @davinehawaii on Instagram using #davinehawaii.
The Passion Fruit Lady
Recipe and photos by Mark and Angela at Cooking with Wine Blog.