Makes about 5 cups (ten 1/2-cup servings)
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups whole milk, divided
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch Pinch sea or kosher salt
1 cup mixed fresh or frozen (thawed) berries
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon mixed berry jam
Nutritional information per serving (based on 1/2 cup): Calories 207 (44% from fat) • carb. 27g • pro. 2g • fat 10g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 40mg • sod. 49mg • calc. 77mg • fiber 0g
1. In a medium saucepan, combine cream and 1 1/2 cups of the milk. Set over medium/medium-low heat and bring to a simmer. While cream/milk mixture is heating, put the remaining milk, sugar, cornstarch and salt into a small-medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
2. Using a blender, food processor or hand blender, purée the berries until mostly smooth; reserve. Once milk/cream mixture comes to a simmer, add the milk/sugar mixture and stir until fully combined.
3. While still set over medium/medium-low heat, continuously stir until mixture boils and thickens to where it can coat the back of a spoon (this will take about 15 minutes, depending on the stove being used.) Remove pan from heat, stir in the puréed berries, vanilla and jam; strain and cool to room temperature.
4. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of at least 2 hours, or overnight. Whisk mixture together again before pouring into the ice cream maker. Pour the mixture into the mixing bowl of the Cuisinart® Ice Cream and Gelato Maker fitted with the gelato paddle. Turn unit on, set Timer and press Start. Let mix until thickened, about 40 to 50 minutes. The gelato will have a soft, creamy texture.
5. Serve or store in airtight container in freezer.
*This can also be frozen in a regular ice cream maker, according to the model's instructions. It will not have the exact texture and density as if made in the gelato maker, but it will still be delicious.