Italian ice cream is the best in the world. The ubiquitous gelaterias you see on every corner are temples for the sweet toothed, with flavour experts anointing tubs and cones with scoops of creamy gelato. The country is famous for a number of classic flavours – stracciatella, fior di latte, fragola – but it is no surprise that Italy's new generation of chefs are choosing to innovate and experiment with brand new, contemporary combinations. Browse this collection of ice cream recipes for some fantastic inspiration from some of Italy's most exciting chefs.
Heinrich Schneider uses birch water in his delicious ice cream recipe, pairing the sophisticated flavour with a striking black bean pesto and spiced cream. Emanuele Scarello's mint ice cream recipe balances the sweetness of sticky apricots, while Roberto Petza uses onion to flavour his savoury ice cream, coating it in smoked swordfish and crispy ham for a beautiful starter dish.