Light, airy, and eggless, this cherry gelato is a fantasy in foodie form. I still feel guilty for eating something so heavenly (and pink!).
If these picture don't make you want to try this, then I don't know what else I could say that would...
yields 3 cups of gelato
2 cups half and half
2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cherry preserves
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped cherries
Mix 1/2 cup half and half and cornstarch in a small bowl until thoroughly combined with no lumps.
Heat 1 1/2 cups half and half and sugar in a medium saucepan until almost boiling. Add cornstarch mixture and cherry preserves. Let simmer for 3 minutes. Transfer to a metal bowl and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
Remove from freezer. Add lemon juice. Freeze according to ice cream maker's instructions. At the last moment add chopped cherries. Remove gelato from ice cream maker, and store in an airtight container in the freezer.