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Fior de latte gelato recipe or milk sorbet

Fior de latte is Italian for flower of the milk, which is using the best part of the milk. Use full fat and preferably organic milk for this recipe. You will get a clean tasting ice cream, not too dissimilar to Mr Whippy, which matches well with rich foods such as chocolate cake.


  • 35 g cornflour
  • large pinch of sea salt
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 600 ml whole milk
  • 300 ml double cream


  • Put the first 3 ingredients into a medium saucepan on a medium heat, then add 400ml of the milk. Whisk until boiling then maintain at that heat for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat and add to a large bowl.
  • Add the rest of the milk and the cream, whisking.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Add to your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.