Desserts, Vegetarian

Génépi Gelato

Cooking method:

Ninja Ice Cream Maker NC300
  • Prep Time: 17 mins
  • Total time: 24 hours
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Génépi Gelato

 Tip: Serve with a drizzle of Génépi liqueur. 


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Eggs


  • 200m whipping cream
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 5–10g dry Génépi placed in a tea bag
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 4 drops of green food colouring (optional)
  • 3 drops of yellow food colouring (optional)

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  • Step 1

     Gently bring the cream and milk to the boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat. Add the tea bag containing the dried Génépi and leave to infuse for 30 minutes. 

  • Step 2

    Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a medium bowl until well combined. 

  • Step 3

    Remove tea bag from cream mixture. Slowly pour cream mixture into eggyolk mixture. Stir to combine.

  • Step 4

    Stir in food colouring (if using), then pour mixture into saucepan and place over medium heat. Mix continuously with whisk or silicone spatula until the mixture coats the back of a spoon and reaches the consistency of double cream, or until temperature reaches 79–83°C on an instant-read thermometer. 

  • Step 5

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

  • Step 6

    Once cooled, 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, remove gelato from tub and serve immediately.