Gelato Di Bergamotto – Bergamot Ice-Cream

Bergamotto – Assianir CC BY-SA 3.0


14 oz. sugar
2 Limoni di Sorrento (lemons)
1 Arancia Rossa di Sicilia (blood red orange)
bergamot flavoring
10 oz. dark chocolate
7 oz. mixed candied fruit zest

How to make the Gelato al Bergamotto:

Macerate for one hour the lemon and orange zest, the sugar, and the juice of 1 lemon in 4 cups of water. Then add a few drops of Bergamot flavoring. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker.

While the mixture is freezing, cut the candied fruit into strips. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Dip the fruit into the chocolate and place it on a waxed piece of paper. Harden the chocolate fruits in the fridge.

Serve the ice cream garnished with the chocolate-dipped candied fruit.

Serves 4

Regional Recipe from Sicily

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
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