I've decided to purchase an ice cream maker. It's not because I like to eat a lot of ice cream... dairy and me don't get along as well as we used to... but every once in a while I have a flashback to eating stracciatella gelato in Rome and have a very hard time letting go. I've tried buying the "gelato" they sell here in the States, but it is not the same. I figure the only way I'm going to fulfill my frozen longings is to create my own stracciatella recipe and keep working until I get it right. I had tried to do this a few years ago, but my crappy $60 ice cream maker wouldn't cooperate.
So this time I am buying a real Italian gelato machine that has a built-in freezer compressor. It's obscene how much money you can end up spending on one of these things (there are models costing thousands of dollars), but eventually I found a highly recommended machine that was under $200. It's called the "Lello Gelato Junior."
Can you believe that little machine weighs 40 pounds? Can you believe that I am probably going to end up weighing 400 pounds by the time I perfect my stracciatella gelato recipe? Wish me luck...
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Try this site http://www.worldoficecream.com/index.htm
Hopefuuly it will be a good starting base for you!
I’m looking for the definiton or the origin of the word “stracciatella”.
I’m not 100% sure, but I think that “stracciate” in Italian means “to rip apart” so maybe it is refering to “ripping apart” the chocolate and adding it to the vanilla gelato?
“Stracciatella” is litterally is an egg-drop soup, in Italian
I was wondering if you’ve been sucessful making gelato with the Lello Gelato maker. I have a cheap ice cream machine also, and was wondering if I needed to buy a commercial gelato maker to make chewy silky gelato. I love the type made with heazelnut praline.