Strawberry Gelato

This recipe brings back so many memories.  We made this often when our kids were younger.  I found this recipe in a Cooking Light article on Gelato and have made it ever since.  When you taste it, it is so hard to believe that there are only 4 ingredients!  What I love about this recipe is how nicely it fits into our new “whole-food” approach to eating. 

2 cups sugar

2 cups water

4 pints quartered strawberries

2 cups buttermilk

1.  Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan, bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Pour into a large bowl; cool completely.

2.  Place strawberries in a blender, and process until smooth.   Add strawberry purée and buttermilk to sugar syrup, stir to combine.

3.  Pour the strawberry mixture into the freezer can on an ice cream freezer, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.