Coffee Gelato With Orange Zest

Total Time
12hrs 15mins
Prep 12 hrs
Cook 15 mins

Caffè Gelato con Buccia d'Arancia. A traditional gelato with the refreshing flavours of espresso and oranges. I whipped up this recipe as a way to use up some whole milk on a hot spring day. You'll need some sort of ice cream maker to freeze this properly. The ground espresso adds a speckled colour and interesting texture, but is optional.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces espresso
  • 1 tablespoon ground espresso beans
  • 12 tablespoon orange zest


  1. Beat eggs lightly, whisk into milk and sugar.
  2. Heat mixture over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  3. Remove the resulting custard from heat, and pour into chilled bowl.
  4. Stir in espresso, orange zest, and coffee grounds.
  5. Chill for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  6. Freeze mixture according to ice cream maker instructions.
  7. Transfer to a freezer-safe container, press plastic wrap across the surface of the gelato, snap on lid, and place in freezer to hard-freeze.
  8. To serve, place gelato in fridge approximately 20 minutes before serving to soften.
Most Helpful

Wonderful combo of flavors but didn't harden up as much as I would have liked. Made for PAC 2012

sofie-a-toast November 20, 2012