Vanilla Caramel Gelato: Creamy, cold, sweet and delicious, this Gelato is the perfect Summer treat!
This is a story all about how I eat Gelato the best way I know HOW!
Once upon a time I lived in the big city, worked as an executive, and paid a rent price that was double the mortgage that I pay now. I also wore Ann Taylor suits, had Starbucks lattes every day at noon, and ate a cup of Gelato on my way back home.
I lived steps from the awesomest Gelato place in Chicago. The owners were the best people, evvvver! Very welcoming, and very, very proud of their work. AND they were straight off the boat, just like myself. Except their boat took off from Italy.
So. The first day I went to their place I asked for gelato in a waffle cone. Then they gave me the stare down. I thought, either they’re just being themselves, checking me out, orrrr I just said something totally wrong. Or I didn’t pronounce Jelato correctly???
Come to find out, they didn’t like the whole “waffle cone” request. BUT I like waffle cones, I said. And they were like, go to the ice cream shop! This is a gelato shop! All this with a very heavy Italian accent. And Italian attitude. I LOVED IT!
We started off on the wrong foot, but as soon as I agreed to eat gelato the way Italians eat it, we were good. No cone, in a cup, with a small plastic spoon and a conversation as long as 2 hours about the way things were back home. We were the best of friends from there on.
However, and obviously, I’m eating my gelato in a cone.
I’m huge into ice cream/gelato/soft serve/cold/creamy stuff. Like, obsessed. BUT my favorite flavor is Vanilla. No matter what icy and creamy thing is in front of me, if it’s Vanilla, I am happy! Then I add some caramel to it and I’m in 7th heaven. (Remember that show?!? YEAH!) Ahem. So.
My awesome friends over at OXO sent me a wonderful package that included ALL THE THINGS one needs to make ice cream!
Before the goods arrived, I knew I was going to make this Vanilla Caramel Gelato. It is one of the super amazing things to come out of my kitchen, summer after summer.
See how great it turned out?? IT’S creamy, soft, not icy, and gorgeous! That color is making my heart sing.
Umm, needless to say, I love my homemade gelato.
If you have an ice cream maker, do make THIS Vanilla Caramel Gelato! It’s summery, it’s sweet, it’s creamy – Lord, I WISH there was more in that freezer!