A minimum of ingredients, a maximum of taste – that’s a pretty accurate description of fior di latte gelato. It consist of milk, cream, sugar and a tiny pinch of salt only. Nonetheless, the authenticity of the milk flavor is amazing. The best of milk, really. No wonder, the band Phoenix refers to fior di latte as “the most erotic ice cream the Italian could imagine“.
Bring 150 g caster sugar and 250 ml whole milk to a boil. Simmer until the sugar is solved. Add a pinch of salt. Add to another 250 ml cold whole milk and 250 ml cold heavy cream. Allow to cool completely in the refrigerator.
Churn the mixture in an ice cream maker until frozen. That’ll take 30 minutes, more or less. Serve immediately or transfer to the freezer for a firmer consistency.