Homemade Strawberry-Honey Gelato

Life is like a bowl of strawberry gelato! Take a break from the busy life to enjoy a sweet, chilly treat made from fresh berries. Pretty-pink in color and pleasing to any palate, it combines real pureed fruit with a swirl of coconut oil, a hint of raw honey and a secret healthy ingredient. Unlike other frozen desserts, this one isn’t made with heavy cream and scoops of sugar. The soft, silky texture and rich flavor come from a Svelte ®  French vanilla protein shake.

Homemade Strawberry-Honey Gelato

Recipe courtesy of CalNaturale Svelte ®

Ingredients

Serves 4 to 6

2 cups fresh strawberries, pressed
2 cups gluten-free French vanilla protein shake
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup raw honey or maple syrup
4 egg yolks
¼ tsp. sea salt
Optional: ½ tsp. lemon zest

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, bring protein shake and coconut oil to a boil; lower heat and continue to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Whisk egg yolks, honey and salt until smooth and creamy.
  3. Slowly drizzle in warmed shake/coconut oil mixture into egg yolk/honey mixture while whisking briskly or blending on low speed.
  4. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add crushed strawberries and lemon zest; mix.
  6. Chill mixture for 4 to 6 hours in refrigerator to completely cool. (Refrigerating overnight will create even more intense flavor).
  7. When mixture is completely chilled, use ice cream maker to make gelato according to manuafctuer;s directions. OR, freeze mixture for 2 to 3 hours, put in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Refreeze for 3-4 hours until firm.

CalNaturale Svelte ® organic protein shakes are made with the highest quality organic ingredients, providing sustained nutrition for your busy day! Svelte is high in protein from freshly made, non-GMO organic soymilk with  complex carbs for sustained energy.  It’s  certified gluten free, low sugar, vegan and non-dairy, and is perfect as a delicious meal replacement, pre- or post-workout shake, or as an anytime on-the-go snack. Here’s to you! Learn more at sveltebrand.com.

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