Fenugreek-Star Anise Gelato (AKA Maple)


Fenugreek-Star Anise Gelato

“Maple Flavor!”

Gelato Recipe using gums

  • 2 cups cream

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons demerara sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons rice flour

  • .15 grams xanthan gum or 1/16 teaspoon

  • .7 locust bean gum or 1/8 teaspoon (sub. guar gum)

  • 2 star anise

  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds


    In a pot, heat the milk, cream, demerara sugar, and salt. When it begins to simmer, add the spices.  Allow the cream/milk to steep for 10 minutes off the heat. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the extra 2 teaspoons sugar, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, and rice flour. Re-heat the cream/ milk mixture and briskly whisk in the dry ingredients. Simmer (gentle boil) the mixture for 1 minute. Remove the mixture from the heat and strain out the spices. Chill the gelato base over ice and churn in your home ice cream maker.

We made this recipe for a gelato workshop with the marketing team from Groupninemedia at the Brooklyn Grange Farm on October 4th 2019.