Girl Scouts Help Chef Cesar Create Thin Mint-Inspired Gelato

Girl Scouts Help Chef Cesar Create Thin Mint-Inspired Gelato

Looking for a fun twist on traditional Thin Mints?

Check out this gelato recipe from Chef Cesar Gutierrez of Pinstripes featuring the classic Girl Scout Cookies.

Picture courtesy of Pinstripes

1 quart whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup malted milk powder
1 pinch Kosher salt
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup egg yolks
2 1/2 cups Thin Mint cookies, crushed in medium sized pieces

In a sauce pan, combine milk, heavy cream, malted milk power and kosher salt. Bring to a boil. In a separate container, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks. Pour small amounts of the cream into the egg mixture to temper the eggs. Repeat this process until all the cream is in the yolk mixture. Cool the mixture to 40 degrees before adding to the gelato machine or ice cream maker/machine. Pour in the mixture in the gelato machine and churn to desired consistency. Transfer gelato to a large bowl and mix in the Thin Mint cookie pieces with a spatula. Once the gelato is made, scoop contents into an air tight container and put in the freezer to continue to set.

Click HERE to watch Nina Grotto, a Girl Scout Ambassador and Cookie CEO, and Kyra Bennett, a Girl Scout, help Chef Cesar recreate the Thin Mint-inspired gelato on WGN. The gelato is also available at select Pinstripes locations for a limited time only.


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