A rich-tasting gelato, made the traditional Italian way, with an easy-to-cook custard that's frozen in a countertop or crank ice cream maker, can satisfy the sweet tooth all year round. Try it solo as a light ending note to any meal, or serve it atop hot apple pie or toasted slices of pound cake for a flavor-packed treat.
Cooking Light MARCH 2003
Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium, heavy saucepan. Heat mixture over medium heat until honey dissolves, stirring frequently (do not boil). Remove from heat.
Combine salt and egg yolks in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add honey mixture to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Place honey mixture in pan; cook over medium heat until mixture reaches 180° (about 3 minutes), stirring constantly (do not boil). Remove from heat; stir in 2% milk. Cool completely.
Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon gelato into a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze 2 hours or until firm. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
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