Lemon Mint Ninja Creami Gelato

Easy Lemon Mint Ninja Creami Gelato – Refreshing Summer Dessert🍋🌿

Unleash the full potential of your Ninja Creami with this exquisitely refreshing Lemon Mint Gelato recipe! This delightful concoction marries the zesty sparkle of lemon with the soothing essence of mint, creating a perfect treat for hot days or when you’re simply looking for something fresh and light. Let’s embark on this frozen journey and turn your kitchen into a gelato parlor!

Refreshing Lemon Mint Gelato Recipe: A Cool Treat for Warm Days 🍋🌿

Course: DessertCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Freezing Time

24

Hours

Whip up a refreshing Lemon Mint Gelato in your Ninja Creami! This simple recipe combines zesty lemon and fresh mint for a perfect summer treat. Follow easy steps to enjoy this creamy, cool dessert at home.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk 🥛

  • 1 cup heavy cream 🍦

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar 🍚

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest 🍋

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice 🍋

  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 🌿

  • Pinch of salt 🧂

Directions

  • Prepare the Base: In a medium saucepan, combine milk, heavy cream, and sugar. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is just warm. Do not let it boil.
  • Infuse the Flavors: Remove from heat. Add the lemon zest and chopped mint leaves to the warm milk mixture. Cover and let sit for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.
  • Strain and Mix: Strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the zest and mint leaves. Stir in the fresh lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
  • Chill the Mixture: Pour the strained mixture into a bowl or container, cover, and refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Freeze: Once chilled, pour the mixture into an ice cream pint container or follow your Ninja Creami model’s instructions for appropriate containers. Seal tightly and freeze solid, at least 24 hours.
  • Churn: Insert the frozen pint into your Ninja Creami. Select the “Ice Cream” function and start the machine. It will churn the gelato to creamy perfection in a few minutes.
  • Quick Mix: After the initial churn, check the texture. If it’s too thick or icy, use the “Re-spin” function for a smoother consistency.
  • Serve: Scoop out the gelato and serve immediately for the best creamy texture, or transfer it to an airtight container and freeze if you prefer a firmer consistency.
  • Garnish and Enjoy: Garnish with fresh mint leaves and additional lemon zest right before serving to enhance the fresh, zesty flavor.
  • Nutrition and Sharing: Each serving of this gelato is approximately 250 calories. Enjoy this lower-calorie treat without guilt and share your experience! How did your Ninja Creami handle the recipe? Any personal twists you added?

Best Season to Enjoy:

This Lemon Mint Gelato shines brightest in the spring and summer, offering a cool, refreshing treat that pairs beautifully with the season’s warmth.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve this gelato on its own or alongside a crisp lemon tart for a decadent dessert pairing. It’s also a brilliant complement to a light summer salad to balance out flavors.

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