What's better on a long summer afternoon than fresh, homemade ice cream? If you've been bitten by the DIY ice cream bug, it's more than likely you've considered turning just about everything in your fridge into ice cream. But have you looked to your wine rack? Check out this delicious recipe for red zinfandel gelato! 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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