Mark Leslie's Frozen Mascarpone, Chocolate and Raspberry Gelato - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Mark Leslie's Frozen Mascarpone, Chocolate and Raspberry Gelato

Posted: Updated:

In Italian, the word "gelato" means "frozen" more than it means "ice cream." So, for as much as we have heard that gelato is the Italian equivalent of ice cream, this "gelato" is really a frozen mousse of a dessert. Quick and easy, with no ice cream maker needed, this dessert may be served as a chilled mousse or frozen completely as a "gelato." Buon Appetito~ 

Dolce Gelato al Mascarpone

3 large eggs (*)

1 cup powdered sugar

12 ounces mascarpone cheese

2 ounces dark chocolate (between 60% to 72% cacao), finely chopped

1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

Pinch of salt

1 pint fresh raspberries, divided (1/2 pint to stir into the gelato and the other 1/2 pint reserved to use as garnish)

 

Separate the egg yolks from the whites, placing the yolks in a large bowl and the whites in a medium bowl. Set the bowl of whites aside.

Add the powdered sugar to the egg yolks and beat until well blended. Next, add the mascarpone, in batches, mixing well between each addition. Add the chocolate and espresso, stirring until well combined. Set aside.

Add the salt to the egg whites and whip to firm, but not stiff, peaks.

Using a spatula, gently fold the whipped whites into the mascarpone mixture until incorporated. Gently fold in half of the raspberries until mixed in, being careful not to break the raspberries.

Pour into individual dessert cups, covering each with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for 2 hours until firm like a mousse – or – pour mixture into a 2-quart plastic container with lid, place in the freezer for 8 hours and, using an ice cream scoop, place into serving dishes, garnish with the reserved raspberries and serve.

Serves 8 to 10.

(*)Please take note that the eggs used in this recipe, though they do get frozen, are not cooked.

Notice: The consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, meat, poultry, seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of food borne illness.

 

 

For this recipe and others, see Mark's Beyond the Pasta app for iPad, iPhone and iPod on iTunes.

  • Mark Leslie's Frozen Mascarpone, Chocolate and Raspberry GelatoMore>>

  • About Mark Leslie

    About Mark Leslie

    Thursday, April 26 2012 6:41 PM EDT2012-04-26 22:41:45 GMT
    Mark Leslie Recently seen on NBC's Today Show, Mark Leslie loves to cook for anyone with an appetite, vacations in Italy every year and lives to eat his way through every plate of pasta and cone ofMore >>
    Mark Leslie, recently seen on NBC's Today Show, loves to cook for anyone with an appetite, vacations in Italy every year and lives to eat his way through every plate of pasta and cone of gelato placedMore >>
  • Mark Leslie RecipesMore>>

  • Leslie Bailey's “A Top of the Morning Breakfast For St. Paddy's Day!”

    Leslie Bailey's “A Top of the Morning Breakfast For St. Paddy's Day!”

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-03-12 18:03:49 GMT
    Wsfa recipe for wed march 22,2014 "A Top of the Morning Breakfast for St. Paddy's Day!" 1 container of Bisquick pancake mix cooked bacon strips green food coloring butter softened powdered sugar Directions: MakeMore >>

    WSFA 12 News Alabama Live recipe for Wednesday March 22,2014. "A Top of the Morning Breakfast for St. Paddy's Day!"More >>

  • Mark Leslie's Quick Pickled Vegetable Platter

    Mark Leslie's Quick Pickled Vegetable Platter

    Friday, May 31 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-05-31 19:31:06 GMT
    Making pickles doesn't mean having to pull out the dill and canning gear to spend a day over a hot stove. With a little notice ahead, I use salt and vinegar to quickly pickle vegetables from my gardenMore >>
    Making pickles doesn't mean having to pull out the dill and canning gear to spend a day over a hot stove. With a little notice ahead, I use salt and vinegar to quickly pickle vegetables from my gardenMore >>
  • Mark Leslie's "Old School BLT"

    Mark Leslie's "Old School BLT"

    Friday, May 24 2013 3:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:47:32 GMT
    Before the microwave, turkey bacon, pre-sliced loaf bread and store-bought mayo, the wholesome BLT had more character. A staple for a simple and refreshing meal on a hot summer's day, my twist on thisMore >>
    Before the microwave, turkey bacon, pre-sliced loaf bread and store-bought mayo, the wholesome BLT had more character. A staple for a simple and refreshing meal on a hot summer's day, my twist on this American favorite...More >>
Powered by WorldNow