Desserts, Vegetarian

Lemon Verbena Gelato

Cooking method:

Ninja Ice Cream Maker NC300
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 24h 20 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Lemon Verbena Gelato

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Milk, Dairy


  • 200ml whipping cream
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 3 handfuls fresh verbena leaves
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 3 drops green food colouring (optional)

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  • Step 1

    Gently bring the cream and milk to the boil in a small saucepan. Once boiling, remove from heat, add verbena leaves then leave to infuse for 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks and sugar in a medium bowl until pale.

  • Step 3

    While whisking, slowly pour one-quarter of the cream mixture through a sieve into the egg mixture. Once combined, pour in the rest of the cream mixture and whisk again.

  • Step 4

    Add food colouring (if using) then transfer mixture to saucepan and cook over a low heat for 6–8 minutes, whisking or stirring constantly until the mixture coats the back of a spoon and is the consistency of double cream, or until the temperature reaches 74–79°C on an instant-read thermometer.

  • Step 5

    Remove gelato base from heat and pour through a sieve into the empty tub. Place tub in an ice bath.

  • Step 6

    Once cool, place storage lid on tub and freeze for 24 hours.

  • Step 7

    Remove tub from freezer, remove lid, then place tub in outer bowl. Install paddle into outer bowl lid and lock the lid assembly on the outer bowl. Place bowl assembly on motor base and twist the handle right to raise the platform and lock in place.

  • Step 8

    Select GELATO.

  • Step 9

    Once processing is complete, gelato from tub and serve immediately.