Pear Ginger Ricotta Gelato

Serves: 8-10 servings



  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 can (14 oz.) pear halves in unsweetened juice


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together milk, ricotta cheese, sugar, ginger, vanilla and cinnamon stick. Bring just to a boil. Strain into a clean large bowl, discarding cinnamon stick. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Drain pears, reserving 3 tbsp. juice. Chop pears. Stir pears into milk mixture along with reserved juice. Cover and refrigerate until completely cold or overnight.
  3. Stir milk mixture. Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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