From Italy

I'm doing a report on Gelato which is from Italy. Italy is located in the Northern Hemisphere. It's latitude is 41" 53, 30; N Longitude is 12" 30,40 E. The area is 301,340 sq kilometers. The natural resources are coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, flourspar, fieldspar, pyrite, natural gas and fish. The natural hazards are landslides, mudflows, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and flooding. Itally has many ethnic groups. The main ones are, Christian, Catholic, Jehovah Witness, Protestants and Muslim. The terain is mostly rudged and moutainous. It has some plains and low coastal lands. The population is about 61,855,120 people. The climate is predominantly mediterrainean, alpine in the far north and hot and dry in the south.

Gelato is cold, creamy and melts in your mouth. Its like ice cream but has less butter fat. You can find it a Walmart for about $4.42. A basic recipe for Gelato is:


  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • Dash fine salt

  • Whole spices and/or fresh herbs, for steeping

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 6 large egg yolks

  • Assorted mix-ins, such as candy and/or nuts


Put the milk, half-and-half, salt and whatever flavors you are steeping with in a medium saucepan. Heat to a gentle simmer, remove from the heat and let steep for 30 minutes.

Whisk the sugar, vanilla and egg yolksin a medium bowl. Gradually strain in and whisk about half of the warm milk mixture into the eggs. Then, while whisking constantly, add the warmed eggs to the remaining milk mixture.

Return to the heat and cook the gelato base, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thick and it coats a spoon, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mixture into a bowl set over an ice bath to stop the cooking and bring down the temperature.

Strain the mixture again through a fine strainer, pushing to extract all the liquid. Churn the gelato in a gelato/ice cream maker, following manufacturer's instructions.

Fold in desired mix-ins once the gelato has finished spinning in the machine.Transfer to a container and freeze until solid and ready to serve.