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Blood Orange Gelato
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Chilling and Freezing Time
4 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 40 mins
This blood orange gelato is as refreshing as it is delicious! No blood oranges? Don't fret - it's delicious with regular oranges too.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Make Ahead
Servings: 8 ½ cup servings
Calories: 148 kcal
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • cups whole milk divided
  • 1 cup fresh blood orange juice
  • Zest of 2 blood oranges
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  1. Combine the heavy cream, milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to just below boiling, whisking regularly. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  2. Combine the blood orange juice with the cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk to dissolve the cornstarch and then stir the cornstarch slurry into the saucepan. Return the pan to the heat and simmer over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens.
  3. Refrigerate overnight or chill the mixture over an ice bath for 2 hours until it is very cold.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a pre-chilled ice cream maker and churn into gelato. When the gelato has finished churning, add the orange zest and let the ice cream maker turn just a few more times to stir the zest into the gelato (or use a spatula to swirl the zest into the mixture by hand).
  5. Serve soft serve style or transfer to a container and freeze for at least 2 hours for a harder, scoopable texture.
Nutrition Facts
Blood Orange Gelato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.