Homemade Healthy Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Gelato Recipe





Yield 8

A healthy, refreshing, and delicious strawberry gelato packed with protein and healthy fats for a perfect summer treat.



  1. Combine milk and cream in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer, stirring constantly, for about 4-5 minutes.
  3. While that is simmering, whisk together egg yolks, salt, and honey or blend in a blender until smooth and creamy. I prefer to do this in a blender to make the next step easier.
  4. While whisking/blending on low speed, very slowly add the warmed milk mixture to the egg yolk and honey mixture. Do not do this quickly or you will have scrambled eggs!
  5. Return the entire mixture to the saucepan and stir constantly over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes or until it starts to thicken.
  6. Add pureed strawberries and lemon zest and mix well.
  7. Chill the mixture for at least 4-5 hours in the refrigerator or until it is completely cool. Refrigerating overnight will create an even more intense flavor.
  8. When it is completely chilled, the mixture can be made into gelato in an ice cream maker by following manufacturer instructions. If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can freeze for 2-3 hours, put in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth, and then re-freeze for 3-4 hours until hardened.


The chilling process is time consuming, but will create the authentic gelato texture. If you prefer, you can simply blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor and our into an ice cream maker to create strawberry ice cream. 

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Italian

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 230

% Daily Value

Total Fat 15.4 g


Saturated Fat 8.8 g


Cholesterol 139 mg


Sodium 117 mg


Total Carbohydrates 20 g


Dietary Fiber 0.7 g


Sugars 17.6 g

Protein 4.1 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Wellness Mama® at