But fear not!
Now that I have my beloved new book of sweets and treats, I no longer have to do without. The book is written by the founders of the company themselves and contains recipes for many of the flavors I am already so fond of along with many new ones I am dying to try.
My original plan was to make one batch of gelato or sorbetto every week this summer. However, I am not so sure that my waistline will tolerate that quantity of heavy cream and egg yolks, so the reality is that it will probably be more like every FEW weeks. That remains to be seen.
For my inaugural Ciao Bella post, I have chosen their Strawberry Balsamic Gelato. One of my favorite springtime treats is a dish of fresh strawberries with balsamic vinegar, so this one jumped out at me right away. This recipe starts with their plain gelato base (versus chocolate base) and uses the addition of a strawberry and syrup mixture and a swirl of a reduction of balsamic vinegar.
Isn’t she gorgeous?Next installment? Pistachio!!! (you know, unless I change my mind the next time I browse through the pages, drooling....)