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Vanilla Pumpkin Gelato

Courtesy of Chef Bev Shaffer




Vanilla Pumpkin Gelato



  • 1 quart best quality vanilla ice cream
  • 11/2 to 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • pinch of ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract


  1. Let the ice cream soften slightly at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat ice cream just until creamy.
  3. Add the pumpkin, spices and vanilla; blend on low speed until evenly distributed. Working quickly, scrape the ice cream into a freezer proof container. Cover.
  4. Refreeze for at least 6 hours before serving.


Makes about 1 quart gelato.

By Bev Shaffer

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