Kaffir Lime Gelato
Fragrant Kaffir lime leaves bring a refreshingly tart and sweet balance to this gelato.
Yield: makes about 1 quart
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. lime zest
- 1⁄4 tsp. salt
- 6 egg yolks
- 4 Kaffir lime leaves, very thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
- Whisk milk, cream, sugar, lime zest, salt, and yolks in a 4-quart saucepan. Stir in Kaffir lime leaves and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour. Set pan over medium heat; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a simmer, 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and pour through a fine strainer; cover with plastic wrap, pressing it against the surface of the custard. Chill custard completely.
- Pour custard into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions until churned and thick. Transfer to an airtight storage container; freeze until set, at least 4 hours. Serve garnished with thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves, if you like.