Savory Basil Gelato

Ingredients: 1 cup milk 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup sugar 3 large egg yolks Directions: 1) Pour 1/2 cup milk in a saucepan and cook over low heat until bubbly. 2) Stir in basil leaves, and remove from heat. 3) Cover and let stand at room temp. 4) Place basil mixture in a blender until smooth. 5) Strain into a bowl. Set aside. 6) Pour 1/2 cup milk, whipping cream, and 1/4 cup sugar in saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring often. As soon as mixture gets bubbly remove from heat. 7) Beat egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until thick and pale. 8) Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot milk mixture into yolks; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. 9) Stir in basil mixture and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly,until mixture thickens and coats a spoon. 10) Cover and freeze until firm - stir every 30 to 45 minutes Tip: If you plan to use an ice cream maker, cover the mixture and chill for four hours prior to placing in the appliance. Per Serving Calories: 177 Fat: 12.6g Carbohydrate: 14.9g (dietary fiber: 0.1g sugars: 14.1g) Protein: 2g Cholesterol: 69.4g Sodium: 80.7g