Very tasty recipe for sure, but this is an ice cream recipe more than a gelato recipe. With 4 egg yolks, it's ice cream plain and simple. Putting an ice cream recipe into your maker and pressing the "gelato" button will result in a slower churned and looser ice cream but once it goes to the freezer it will take on the characteristics of ice cream.
Unfortunately my custard wasn't cool enough after 5-6 minutes & when I added the mango puree, it curdled. 20 minutes of beating the heck out of it has smoothed most of it out, but only freezing will tell whether I have save it. Next time I'll try waiting for it to fully cool. Maybe it was because my mangos had been refrigerated.
My first taste and attempt at Gelato. Thought it was great but don't have anything to compare it to. Made it for guests who also thought it was fabulous. I also took another reviewers suggestion of making this with canned pineapple and we loved it.
I thought 1 c sugar might make it too sweet but not at all (although that depends on the sweetness of the mangoes used I guess). We didn't have the regular milk on hand (we drink 1%) so I use 3/4 c whipping cream + 1/2 cup half n half + 1 cup 1% milk. Mine turned out fluffy and silky (so more like regular ice cream than gelato). Nevertheless, it's delicious! P.S. It's also great with sweet coconut milk sauce.
As my two year old son says "nummy!" Great recipe, silky, rich and lots of mango flavor. I used 3 ataulfo mangoes, 1/2 of the sugar called for and substituted half & half for the cream to cut down on calories and I still love it!
Luscious gelato! Used mango slices from the jar--Dole?- which worked fine.
I subbed pineapple for mango and was great! Will make again, for sure!