Monday, January 26, 2015

Strawberry Banana Gelato

Ever since I whipped up the super simple and absolutely delicious Mango Banana gelato, I have been meaning to try making gelato with a variety of different combinations of fruits. 

I was indecisive as to the fruits I wanted to use in my next gelato experiment. But finally got down to it last month and created this super yummy dessert - Strawberry Banana Gelato!

Making gelato is very simple. It is just frozen fruits, yogurt and sugar if you like. I skipped any additional sweetener as my fruits were already sweet.

I love strawberries. They are succulent, tasty and pretty! The markets are full of strawberries these days. So, when I picked up a box of these beauties, I got right down into chopping and freezing a few to make my gelato!

Oh, the colour they impart to the gelato is gorgeous! I had to almost tie my hands up to stop myself from licking the gelato mixture that I just blended, and which I was yet to shove into the freezer. 

Well, well, well... I bet you will have to do the same. Try it and tell me you didn't! :P

Strawberry - 4-5, ripe
Banana - 2, ripe
Yogurt - 1 cup, (use hung curd if you have, else regular yogurt of thick consistency will do)

  • Cut the slice the strawberries and banana into small pieces and store them away in separate freezer-proof boxes. Freeze them in the deep freezer for 3-4 hours.
  • At the end of 3-4 hours, take yogurt in a blender, toss in the frozen strawberries and banana pieces and blend into a smooth pulp.
  • Store away this pulp into a freezer-proof container and deep freeze for 3-4 hours.
  • Scoop out the gelato into a bowl and enjoy the yumminess!