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Oct 8, 2006 11:33 PM

Tiramisu Gelato (Ice Cream)

Anyone have an idea how I can make a tiramisu flavored gelato or ice cream to go with a birthday cake for an Italian themed dinner. It's a bit over-the-top, but I figure some might want just gelato and some both! TIA.

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  1. Use a vanilla ice cream recipe that calls for heavy cream, but substitute mascarpone for the cream, leave out the vanilla, and add some marsala.

    1. I would combine coffee and vanilla ice creams (swirl them), stir in some torn up ladyfingers and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

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      1. re: piccola

        The distinctive flavor of (and primary ingredient in) tiramisu is mascarpone, a kind of cultured cream. Cheesecake ice cream would be closer than vanilla.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          I know it should be mascarpone, but considering that the icecream is a sidekick dessert (not the feature item) I didn't think the OP should put that much work into it.

        2. re: piccola

          I agree more with the vanilla & coffee ice cream idea, because you can't just simply substitute marscapone for heavy cream. It is going to change the aspect of the I/C.

          1. re: Tonsmel

            Here's a translation of an Italian recipe:

            1 egg yolk
            1 tbsp sugar
            1 shot of rum
            20 grams dark chocolate chopped fine
            20 grams toasted almonds chopped fine
            100 grams mascarpone

            Beat the egg and sugar together until creamy. Beat in the rum, chocolate, and almonds. Mix in the mascarpone. Freeze for two hours before serving.

        3. If you're already making dessert and dinner, i wouldn't risk messing up something as great tiramisu gelato unless you're planning on practicing with different recipes. yum...i love me some tiramisu gelato! good luck!