I wasn’t planning on posting anything made with the ice cream maker again for a while; mostly because I know that not everyone has an ice cream maker. But, I guess tis the season, and this gelato was too ridiculously good to not share. Also, I never, ever would have thought of this flavor combination on my own, so my hope that I can bring the wonders of pine nut gelato to your home.
A few weeks ago, I was making this cake for my boyfriend’s birthday (mostly because it was described as tasting just like nutella). The recipe calls for a whole bunch of ground hazelnuts, so I was using a blender to grind-away when I realized that the hazelnuts at the bottom of the blender were being pulverized and those at the top weren’t being ground at all (I guess that is why you need to use a food processor, but you have to work with what you’ve got, right?). I was pretty annoyed that I couldn’t even get the simple part of the recipe right, when I discovered that the hazelnuts at the bottom had actually turned into hazelnut butter. That is when all of my frustration melted away in nut-buttery goodness.