Alcohol can be especially hard to blend with ice cream due to the fact that it freezes at a much lower temperature than cream, therefore it can result in slush if the alcohol isn't first cooked off. This recipe simmers one bottle of red zinfandel with star anise and juniper berries until well reduced. Add this mixture to a milk and sugar base and churn in an ice cream maker until creamy. Hello new August dessert!
Get the recipe: Zinfandel Gelato at Maker's Table
Related: Blackberry Cabernet Granita
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