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Cranberry Gelato

January 7, 2012

When I saw Chef Dennis’ Cranberry Gelato, I knew exactly what I would be doing with my leftover Cranberry Chutney! I followed his excellent directions, but I substituted honey for the sugar which worked very well.

My finished Cranberry Gelato had tiny bits of cranberry in it. I liked it that way, but if you want a perfectly smooth gelato you could try running the cranberry sauce through a food mill before using it.

I don’t see why you couldn’t substitute other pureed fruits for the cranberry sauce. It would be fun to try different flavors.

Next time I make Cranberry Chutney, I’ll most likely make enough to make Cranberry Gelato, too! Thank you, Dennis, at A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis for the inspiration!



Cranberry Gelato

(Adapted from Chef Dennis’ recipe at A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis)


The gelato will be like soft-serve ice cream right after you make it. Freezing it overnight will give it a better consistency.


(print the recipe)


Serves 6 – 8


2 cups cranberry sauce, chilled overnight (I used Cranberry Chutney)

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup whole milk

½ cup honey (or sugar)

 In the ice cream maker


1. Mix the honey into the milk until it is well-blended.

2. Mix in the cranberry sauce and the cream and stir or whisk until it is all combined.

3. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to its directions.

4. Put the gelato in a container and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2012 5:22 pm

    your cranberry gelato looks so good! I’m so happy to hear that it came out well, and thanks for the shout out!

  2. January 7, 2012 8:26 pm

    That recipe did look pretty spectacular! Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. January 8, 2012 3:02 am

    it looks great.. and great to make it during winter:) i m just curious i dont ve an ice cream maker.. what would be the way to make an ice cream??

  4. January 8, 2012 9:27 am

    How inventive and frugal for you to use leftover chutney! I love it! Gelato is my favorite.

  5. January 8, 2012 10:38 am

    Enough incentive to buy an ice cream maker. (I asked for the attachment to my Kitchen Aid for Christmas, but — alas! — not this year!) I’ll take a look at David Lebovitz’s recommendation!

  6. January 8, 2012 4:13 pm

    gelato this delicious deserves to be as pretty as it is. GREG

  7. January 11, 2012 8:35 am

    This is one gorgeous bowl of cranberry gelato, which I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before! The recipe sounds straight forward and very good, thanks for passing it along;-)

  8. January 12, 2012 3:20 pm

    What a wonderful idea. I love cranberries, so why not in a gelato?

  9. January 14, 2012 10:48 am

    This looks so easy and delicious- a definite to try!

  10. January 16, 2012 7:29 pm

    This is just beautiful! Sorry I’ve been a bit absent lately. I’m try to get into the swing of a new work schedule. Please know that you and your blog are some of my favorite parts of the week. I hope you are having a delicious day!

  11. January 17, 2012 9:36 pm

    I’m jealous now I want some gelato! 🙂 Maybe with some nice little crispy pieces of bacon on it…

    What a great use of leftover chutney too! I love your ideas. 🙂

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