A few months ago, pal Jess and I scored a LivingSocial deal for a gelato making class. Well, the timing couldn’t have been any better because it was definitely the perfect weather to make (and eat) the delicious, creamy, Italian treat. Mia Chef Gelateria, located on 3rd Ave between 27th and 28th in NYC, has gelato making classes as well as sorbet making classes. In today’s class not only did we learn some wonderful tips for making gelato at home but we made four fantastic flavors of gelato and took a pint of each home.
- Cookies and Cream Gelato
- Fig and Tequila Gelato
- Snickers Gelato
- Ferrero Rocher Gelato
Also we learned a neat tip on how to determine if a gelateria is worth eating at — taste test their pistachio gelato. If you can truly taste the pistachio (as opposed to a substitute or filler), then it’s safe to assume that gelateria has invested in quality ingredients for the rest of their gelati as well.
So, if you’re in the city with nothing to do, check out Mia Chef. Here are some photos from our class.
Mixing the ingredients.
Pouring the mixture into the gelato machine (similar effect can also be achieved at home with an ice cream maker)
Ferrero Rocher Gelato.
Now lets see if I can replicate any of this at home…