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Turmeric and Maple Golden Gelato

This Gelato is on the heavier side, so a little taste goes a long way.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: sorbet, turmeric
Servings: 4
Author: Danny Seo


  • 3 cups organic milk
  • 1 cup organic heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar
  • 6 large yolks


  • In a small pot, slightly warm the milk, cream, maple syrup, turmeric powder, vanilla extract, scraped vanilla bean, and salt. Set up a double boiler, using a separate pot.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple sugar and egg yolks for 3 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  • Place bowl with egg mixture over double boiler and slowly stream in lightly warm milk mixture, stirring vigorously until mixture thickens.
  • Pour into a shallow baking dish and freeze, stirring every 20–30 minutes until frozen. Transfer to freezer in an airtight container.


Naturally Delicious Desserts
Excerpted from Naturally, Delicious Desserts: 100 Sweet But Not Sinful Treats © 2020 By Danny Seo. Photograph by Rikki Snyder. Published by Gibbs Smith.