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Fruit Gelato

This easy fruit gelato recipe is the basis for many different fruit gelato variations.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Freezing Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 370 kcal


  • food processor
  • ice cream maker


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen fruit
  • cups granulated sugar or to taste
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice optional
  • ½ cup whipping cream or milk


  • Add all of the ingredients to the food processor, puree until smooth.
  • Take the freezer bowl component of the Cuisinart ice cream maker out of the freezer where it is stored.
  • Pour the mixture in, then flip a switch to turn on the machine.
  • About 25 minutes later, check the progress. If peaks are forming and the gelato has gotten quite thick, remove it from the ice cream maker (it will be very soft).
  • Serve immediately or scrape it into a plastic freezer-safe container and put it in the freezer to firm up.


The calories were calculated for the whipping cream option. If you choose to use milk, the calories are reduced to 290 per one-cup serving.
Keyword desserts, easy recipes, gelato