Last updated on January 18, 2024

Gelato recipe book ๐Ÿจ Italian recipes with the ice cream maker

Gianni from All Italian - Author
Gianni from All Italian

We have collected our most original recipes in an e-book to make delicious Italian gelato with the ice cream maker. In a new, second edition with even more flavors. As delicious as the one from the ice cream shop ๐Ÿ‘


50 authentic gelato flavours

For all connoisseurs who, like us, can't wait until summer to enjoy a delicious homemade ice cream

Original gelato recipes
with ice cream maker

Many ask us for more information about making ice cream. We've collected it all in our ice cream recipe book, available in e-book or paperback format.

Everything you want to know to make a perfect gelato at home with the ice cream maker, and our Italian recipes to learn how to make all kinds of ice cream recipes.

Gelato
2nd edition

All Italian made original by Italians
The cover of our ice cream recipes e-book.
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Our best and most delicious ice cream flavours:

  • ๐Ÿ„ Fiordilatte - Milk ice cream without egg
  • ๐Ÿฅš Vanilla ice cream - Basic recipe with egg
  • ๐Ÿจ Cinnamon ice cream
  • ๐Ÿ‹ Lemon ice cream
  • ๐Ÿจ Greek yogurt ice cream
  • ๐Ÿ Goat milk ice cream with honey
  • ๐Ÿจ Quark ice cream
  • ๐Ÿจ Ginger ice cream
  • ๐Ÿจ Milk and mint ice cream
  • ๐Ÿจ Licorice ice cream
  • โ˜• Coffee ice cream with honey
  • ๐Ÿซ Bacio with dark chocolate en hazelnuts
  • ๐Ÿจ Chocolate ice cream with cocoa
  • ๐Ÿซ Vegan chocolate ice cream and mint
  • ๐Ÿจ White Chocolate ice cream
  • ๐Ÿจ Pistachio ice cream with honey
  • ๐Ÿจ Pistachio-coconut vegan ice cream
  • ๐Ÿจ Almond ice cream
  • ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿง€ Stracciatella ice cream with ricotta
  • ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง€ Sicilian Cassata ice cream
  • ๐Ÿฅฅ Coconut vegan sorbet
  • ๐Ÿ๐Ÿง€ Ricotta Pear Ice Cream
  • ๐Ÿ‹ Lemon sorbet
  • ๐ŸŠ Orange sorbet
  • ๐Ÿ“ Strawberry sorbet
  • ๐Ÿ“ Strawberry ice cream
  • ๐Ÿ’ Cherry sorbet
  • ๐Ÿ’ Cherry ice cream
  • ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ„ Amarena ice cream
  • ๐Ÿฅญ Mango sorbet
  • ๐Ÿฅญ Mango ice cream
  • ๐Ÿฅ Kiwi sorbet
  • ๐ŸŒ Banana ice cream
  • ๐Ÿจ Raspberry sorbet
  • ๐Ÿจ Raspberry ice cream
  • ๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŽ Carrot-apple-ginger sorbet
  • ๐Ÿฅ‘ Avocado-apple-kiwi ice cream
  • ๐Ÿจ Passion fruit ice cream
  • ๐Ÿน Spritz sorbet
  • ๐Ÿฅƒ Limoncello ice cream
  • ๐Ÿช Chocolate chip cookies ice cream
  • ๐Ÿช Amaretti cookies ice cream
  • ๐Ÿช Stroopwafels ice cream
  • ๐Ÿช Gingerbread cookies ice cream
  • ๐Ÿช Sandwich cookies ice cream
  • ๐Ÿช Hazelnut paste biscuits ice cream
  • ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿง€ Strawberry cheesecake ice cream
  • ๐ŸŽ Apple strudel ice cream
  • ๐Ÿฅ• Carrot cake ice cream
  • ๐Ÿง€โ˜• Tiramisรน ice cream

Each recipe is original; we show the preparation of each. We made, photographed and enjoyed every ice cream recipe. And we can confirm: they are all excellent!

Gelato
2nd edition

All Italian made original by Italians
50 authentic gelato flavours

โ€œ Teach someone to make Italian ice cream
and they will enjoy it for the rest of their lives.
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Italian ice cream recipe book

Homemade ice cream is tasty, inexpensive, and making it gives a lot of satisfaction: we often write it on the pages of All Italian.

Tasty and healthy

Like the one from the ice cream shop? Sometimes even more.
You make Italian ice cream at home with fresh ingredients and without additives: and therefore it has an intense and "natural" taste.

Inexpensive

In ice cream parlors in Italy, 1 kg of ice cream (a takeaway tub for 5 people) costs around 20 euros ๐Ÿ’ธ;
The same amount of homemade ice cream costs about 2 euros.
A no-brainer for us ice cream lovers.

Quick and easy

Making ice cream with our recipes is simple and fast: often the recipe is ready in less than an hour.


We are Italians abroad and we write this page also to practice foreign languages. Our apologies if we sometimes write creatively. ๐Ÿ™‚


Learning Italian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

The Italian words of this page:

๐Ÿ”Š Gelato Ice cream
๐Ÿ”Š Ricettario Recipe book
๐Ÿ”Š Gelatiera Ice cream maker
๐Ÿ”Š Gelateria Ice cream shop

Italian gelato recipes with the ice cream maker

Many ice cream recipes you find online are a bit improvised in our opinion. Maybe because ice cream isn't the focus of the big cooking sites; many food bloggers make ice cream with unnecessary ingredients such as condensed milk or too many eggs.
Instead, you need fresh and balanced ingredients to make delicious Italian ice cream.

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In our book we offer at least one recipe for each type of ice cream so that you can practice the different techniques: heating the ice cream mixture with eggs; melting the chocolate; adding dried fruit or biscuits; making stracciatella or variegating ice cream; preparing vegan ice cream and sorbet with egg whites.

Almond ice cream

A creamy ยซgelato alle mandorleยป with milk, whipping cream and chopped almonds, without egg. ๐Ÿ”Š gelato alla mandorla in het Italiaans

A homemade almond ice cream on a cone
Almond ice cream from our recipe book

Amarena ice cream

๐Ÿ”Š Gelato all'amarena A classic and very popular flavor in Italy. It is a white milk ice cream that we variegate with a cherry coulis, usually mixed with whole cherries.

A homemade Amarena ice cream on a cone
Amarena ice cream is usually mixed with whole pitted cherries

Avocado apple kiwi ice cream

We use avocado to make vegan ice cream, much creamier than a normal sorbet. Avocado also softens the pungent taste of the kiwi.

Homemade avocado ice cream on a cone
Ice cream made with avocado and without milk, from our recipe book

Chocolate chips cookies ice cream

The classic ยซcookiesยป flavor from Italian ice cream parlors, enriched with crumbled cookies.

A homemade cookie ice cream cone

Vegan chocolate ice cream and mint

The taste of chocolate is more intense when we make a sorbet, with only water and sugar and without milk. While we are melting the chocolate, we can flavor it with fresh mint leaves.

Homemade vegan chocolate ice cream on a cone
In our recipe book we make many types of chocolate ice cream: with cocoa powder, white, with hazelnuts and also vegan flavored with mint

Raspberry ice cream en sorbet

Raspberry sorbet is the classic flavor from the ice cream parlour, which we make without milk and therefore as a sorbet. We add a pinch of banana to soften its texture and taste.

Homemade raspberry sorbet ice cream on a cone
Raspberry sorbet ice cream from our recipe book

Raspberry ice cream The creamier alternative to raspberry sorbet, with milk and whipping cream. The mix of raspberries and milk results in a bright pink color. Called ๐Ÿ”Š gelato ai lamponi in Italian.

Homemade raspberry ice cream on a cone
Raspberry ice cream with milk and whipping cream

Ginger ice cream

Ginger ice cream, ๐Ÿ”Š gelato allo zenzero in Italian, is a spicy flavor rarely found in ice cream parlors. We flavor the milk with fresh ginger for an aromatic ice cream.

Homemade ginger ice cream on a cone
Ginger ice cream, an original and spicy taste

Coffee ice cream with honey

In Italy we know this ice cream flavor as ยซCoppa del nonnoยป, grandpa's cup. A delicious version of coffee ice cream, for lovers of espresso and whipping cream

Homemade coffee ice cream with honey on a cone
Coffee ice cream with honey from our recipe book

Milk and mint ice cream

Milk and mint, ๐Ÿ”Š latte e menta, is a traditional summer drink, served cold in the ยซlatteriaยป, the milk shop. We flavor the milk with fresh mint leaves, which gives it a light green color

Homemade milk-mint ice cream on a cone
Milk-and-mint ice cream from our recipe book

Quark ice cream

Ice cream made with quark cheese is very creamy and reminiscent of the tiramisรน ice cream flavor. At the end of the preparation we add date syrup to variegate it.

A homemade cottage quark ice cream on a cone
Homemade quark cheese ice cream from our recipe book

Hazelnut paste biscuits ice cream

A variation of cookies ice cream made with the hazelnut paste biscuits of a popular Italian brand, made with hazelnut and chocolate paste.

Homemade hazelnut paste biscuits ice cream on a cone
Our ice cream made with hazelnut paste biscuits of a famous Italian brand

Sandwich cookies ice cream

white vanilla ice cream enriched with crumbled pieces of the famous American sandwich cookies.

Homemade ice cream make with sandwich cookies on a cone
Our ice cream made with vanilla sandwich cookies of a famous brand

Passion fruit ice cream

A fruit ice cream with an exceptional taste. If you use fresh fruits, you will need some: the pulp of a passion fruit weighs about 1.4 oz. We make it creamy with milk and whipping cream.

Homemade passion fruit ice cream on a cone
Our ice cream made with fresh passion fruit pulp. The seeds are edible and resemble stracciatella

Apple strudel ice cream

Apple strudel is a traditional dessert in my region, Trentino. My family's recipe is delicious and I make ice cream with it. With cooked apples, pine nuts, raisins and cinnamon flavor.

Homemade apple strudel ice cream on a cone
Strudel ice cream is an original flavor, with cooked apples, pine nuts and raisins

Pistachio-coconut vegan ice cream

A vegan alternative to classic pistachio ice cream, soft and creamy thanks to the fats contained in coconut milk.

Homemade vegan pistachio ice cream on a cone
Vegan pistachio ice cream is a light alternative to the classic pistachio ice cream flavor

Cherry ice cream

The version of cherry ice cream made with milk and whipping cream. In Italian we call it ๐Ÿ”Š gelato alla ciliegia.

Homemade cherry ice cream on a cone
In our book we make cherry ice cream, creamy with milk and cream, as well as sorbet with only water and sugar.

Carrot cake ice cream

The one with carrots is one of my favorite cakes and I made it into ice cream, with almonds and Digestive cookies.

Homemade carrot cake ice cream on a cone
Another original flavor with the taste of one of our favorite cakes

Licorice ice cream

Ice cream flavored with licorice sticks is very reminiscent of the taste of oldtimers candies, and always disappears quickly from our freezer.

Homemade licorice ice cream on a cone
The taste of licorice that flavors the ice cream remains pleasantly in the mouth

Carrot-apple-ginger sorbet

An alternative combination of ingredients for a fresh and spicy sorbet.

Homemade carrot-apple-ginger ice cream on a cone
And fresh vegan sorbet ice cream with alternative ingredients

Spritz gelato

In Italians ๐Ÿ”Š gelato allo Spritz

The Spritz is the Italian cocktail that is now also very famous abroad, perfect for an aperitivo in spring and summer. But have you ever tried spritz ice cream? The idea came after making limoncello ice cream.
And yes, it really does taste like Spritz!

An animation with our original Italian Spritz ice cream recipe
Our original Spritz ice cream recipe: so that also your ice cream maker will smell like Aperol for a few days ๐Ÿ˜€

Limoncello ice cream

Gelato meets the tase of limoncello, like in the best Italian ice cream parlors: we made it very creamy, extra flavoured with lemon zest.

A limoncello ice cream cone
Limoncello ice cream from our recipe book

Tiramisรน gelato

In Italian: ๐Ÿ”Š gelato al tiramisรน

We all know the Italian dessert with mascarpone cheese; and because cheeses like mascarpone and ricotta are perfect for making desserts creamy, we use them to make an ice cream flavor: to enjoyed on a cone, or in a cup with ladyfingers biscuits and espresso coffee.

A homemade Tiramisu ice cream from our gelato recipe book
A homemade Tiramisu ice cream from our gelato recipe book

Amaretti biscuits gelato

In Italian: ๐Ÿ”Š gelato agli amaretti

The cookie ice cream flavors are what we call ๐Ÿ”Š gusti crema in Italy, because they are the most creamy (cremosi).

In our recipe book we make ice cream with different types of biscuits, both from Italy and from other areas of Europe.
Amaretti are typical Italian biscuits with almond flavor and share the taste with the famous Amaretto liqueur.

An Amaretti ice cream cone
Amaretti gelato from our ice cream recipe book

Stroopwafels ice cream

An ice cream with the typical Dutch biscuits that our friends in Italy love. This flavor is not always found in ice cream parlors here in the Netherlands, so we made it for you.

a stroopwafels ice cream cone
Our homemade Stroopwafels ice cream on a cone

Gingerbread cookies ice cream

Cookie ice cream is one of the most popular ice cream flavors in Italian ice cream shops. We prepare it with Speculaas, typical Belgian gingerbread cookies flavored with cinnamon.

Strawberry cheesecake ice cream

Another ice cream flavor with cheese, and a chance to use the ๐Ÿ”Š variegatura (zoals variegation) technique: that is, adding an ingredient later to make striped ice cream.
The result is an exceptional ice cream.

A strawberry cheesecake ice cream cone
A strawberry cheesecake gelato cone

Ricotta-pear ice cream

In Italian we say this proverb: ๐Ÿ”Š Al contadino non far sapere quanto รจ buono il formaggio con le pere, which literally means don't let the farmer know how good cheese with pears is: because it is a delicate and full of flavor combination. A specialty to discover.

Sicilian cassata gelato

Another ice cream with ricotta, to which we add candied fruit as in the traditional Sicilian dessert.

A Sicilian cassata ice cream cone
Our homemade Sicilian cassata gelato on a cone

Bacio of chocolate en cocoa with hazelnuts

Traditionally, Baci Perugina are the chocolates exchanged by lovers in Italy: ๐Ÿ”Š Bacio Italian for kiss.
Packaged in its signature blue wrapper, Baci Perugina are a mix of chocolate, cocoa and chopped hazelnuts.

Homemade chocolate gelato
Bacio - homemade gelato with cocoa, chocolate and hazelnuts

The Bacio ice cream flavour owes its name to that and is one of the most popular in Italian ice cream shops. Abroad it is less common: an excellent opportunity to include it in our ice cream recipe book.

Orange sorbet

In Italian: ๐Ÿ”Š sorbetto all'arancia

Lemon sorbet is popular in Italy and is often served at events, such as weddings, together with Prosecco wine in the drink sgroppino.
Orange sorbet is an original alternative: we make it creamy and flavored with orange peel.

An orange sorbet cone
An orange sorbet cone from our gelato recipe book

Pistachio ice cream with honey

Ice cream flavors such as chocolate, pistachio or hazelnut ice cream can be made with or without eggs.
The difference is that with eggs the ice cream can be slightly creamier, but the preparation takes twice as long.

Homemade Pistachio ice cream - All Italian
The pistachio ice cream that we made for our recipe book with fresh chopped pistachios. It is really green!

๐Ÿ‘‰ In this recipe you will learn how to make ice cream with freshly chopped pistachios.

Strawberry, kiwi, mango and cherry sorbet

In Italian: ๐Ÿ”Š sorbetto

Strawberry ice cream and mango ice cream are tasty, but as sorbets? Even better, in our opinion.

Fruit gelato flavors can be made in two ways: as ice cream, with whipped cream and milk, or as sorbet with water.

A homemade kiwi ice cream cone
Our homemade kiwi sorbet gelato

You can also see the difference in ice cream parlors, when they have both versions: one is paler, because it is diluted in milk. Without milk, the ice cream is less creamy, but much tastier: it is the perfect ice cream for spring and summer days.

๐Ÿ‘‰ In this recipe we show you how to make sorbet with water and sugar: the least calorie ยซice creamยป of them all.

A homemade cherry ice cream on a cone
Our homemade cherry ice cream on a cone

Stracciatella ice cream with ricotta

Stracciatella is a special flavour because we know who invented it: it was made in 1961 in Bergamo by Enrico Panattoni.

The tradition of this gelato is still alive in the city of Bergamo. In our recipe book we make it extra creamy by adding ricotta.

Stracciatella gelato homemade with the ice cream maker
Stracciatella gelato with the ice cream maker

๐Ÿ‘‰ In this recipe we show how to make stracciatella with chocolate flakes.

Greek yogurt gelato

The Yogurt ice cream is one of the most popular, but is frowned upon by many ice cream parlors.

You can prepare it in many ways, light or very creamy. We make it with Greek yogurt, sweetened with a mix of sugar and honey.

Vegan ice cream

In this recipe we show you how to make completely vegan ice cream, with alternatives to whipping cream and milk.

To make it extra tasty, we also variegate it (๐Ÿ”Š variegatura in Italian), by mixing it with cold date syrup

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Fiordilatte without egg

The ice cream flavor with whipping cream and without eggs: Contrary to popular belief, you don't need eggs to make creamy gelato. ๐Ÿ”Š Fiordilatte forms the basis of many other flavors from Italian ice cream shops.

Homemade gelato is creamy, healthier and very tasty
Homemade gelato is creamy, healthier and very tasty

If you don't use eggs, all you have to do is mix the fresh ingredients, without the extra step of pasteurization.

So from the time you mix the ingredients to the time you eat the ice cream, less than an hour goes by.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Pasteurization (๐Ÿ”Š pasturizzare in Italian) means heating the mixture to near boiling, to remove the bacteria present in it.

In the ice cream produced by ice cream parlors, pasteurization is always necessary, even with fruit flavours; this unfortunately removes some of the flavor from the ice cream.

Do different ice cream flavors from the ice cream parlor sometimes taste the same? That is why.
Fruit ice cream flavors with whipping cream are therefore tastier if you make them at home, because you use fresh fruit that you do not have to pasteurize.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Usually, the fruit flavors you make at home never contain eggs, contrary to what some recipes online write.

Ice cream with eggs, flavored

In Italy we have a name for the basic egg ice cream flavor: ๐Ÿ”Š gelato alla crema.
This ice cream with eggs recipe is the basis for other flavors.

homemade gelato alla crema with eggs and milk
Our homemade gelato alla crema

Eggs give a thicker texture to the ice cream, but it takes a little longer to prepare; you need to heat the mixture and then let it cool completely.

๐Ÿ‘‰ While we are heating the mixture, it is a good opportunity to add extra aroma to the ice cream: with a vanilla pod, a cinnamon stick or the zest of a lemon.

Making homemage gelato with the ice cream maker

You bought an ice cream maker, but the instruction manual isn't much help. It happened to us too.

Sometimes the mixture stays liquid, and the mixing paddle stops before the ice cream is ready. Other times it becomes solid like a popsicle.
And so many, after the first few attempts, abandon the idea and put the ice machine away; thinking that making ice cream at home isn't really possible.

Instead, we use the ice cream maker a lot; in summer as well as in winter.
You don't need a special ice cream maker: with a little experience (and our tips) making ice cream is very easy and is always a success.

Stroopwafels ice cream homemade with the ice cream maker
4 cups creamy stroopwafels gelato in our ice cream maker

What the ice machine does

The ice cream maker mixes our mixture in a cold container for 40-50 minutes. This process is called ๐Ÿ”Š mantecare in Italian: making from a liquid a soft and puffy ice cream.

During this time, the semi-liquid mixture accumulates air, increases in volume and becomes ice cream: a mixture of sugar, fat, air bubbles and small ice crystals.

Ice cream with the ice cream maker fails? You can follow our tips, along with our gelato recipes with the right amounts of ingredients.

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All Italian made original by Italians

Original recipes with the ice cream maker

๐Ÿ‘‰ Our best and creamiest gelato flavors
in a handy e-book

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Hi! We are Italian expats and have been living abroad for years, currently in the Netherlands. Wherever we go, we carry part of our tradition with us. And we often notice that Italy, its heritage and its lifestyle, are very popular.
Now that we understand a little better the culture of the countries we live in, we want to offer an account with original content about our home country.
We are also writing this blog to practice English, so you will find our writing a little ยซcreativeยป at times. Grazie mille!