Caffè Leccese (Caffè Mandorla) Gelato
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee (regular or decaf as desired)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  1. Whisk together the milk, coffee, egg yolks, and sugar in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the extract and cream, and then refrigerate until completely cooled.
  2. Process the mixture in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's directions, and then freeze until firm in the freezer.
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