If an espresso-roast coffee bean is too strong for your taste, substitute a Viennese, French, or any dark-roast bean.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place espresso beans on a cutting board, and gently crush them using a heavy saucepan or a hammer (be careful not to pulverize the beans). In a medium saucepan, heat milk and coffee beans. Bring to a gentle boil, cover, and remove from heat. Allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain mixture, and reserve milk; discard solids.

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  • Combine egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat at medium-high speed until very thick and pale yellow, 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, return milk to heat, and bring to a simmer.

  • Add half the milk to egg-yolk mixture, and whisk until blended. Stir into remaining milk, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.

  • Remove from heat, and immediately stir in cream. Pass mixture through a strainer into a medium mixing bowl set in an ice bath until chilled, stirring from time to time. Stir in instant espresso, then freeze in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

Cook's Notes

For best flavor, soften gelato slightly in the refrigerator before serving.

Reviews (1)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
04/11/2010
+Would+make+again%21%21+Smooth+texture+and+not+too+sweet..+%0AEggs+turned+out+over-foamy+on+step2.+So+for+step3%2C+the+foam+prevented+me+from+evaluating+thickness.+On+low+heat+for+10min%2C+the+mixture+had+partly+curdled--+too+small+it+went+through+the+strainer.+The+curdles+disappeared+for+the+final+product%2C+and+didn%27t+affect+the+taste+at+all.+I+skipped+the+instant+espresso%2C+and+instead+added+crushed+espresso+bean+in+the+last+5+minutes+of+churning.+DELICIOUS+recipe%21%21