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Vanilla Gelato Cake with Strawberries and Figs

Vanilla Gelato Cake with Strawberries and Figs

 The vanilla gelato cake with strawberry sauce, strawberries, and figs is a dessert that is perfect for a summer party ...
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Additional Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Gelati
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


Biscuit Base

  • 150 g honey graham crackers 5.3 oz
  • 70 g melted butter 5 tbsp

Vanilla Gelato

  • 350 ml whipping cream 1 1/2 cup
  • 300 g sweetened condensed milk 1cup
  • seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tablespoons Rum

Strawberry Sauce

  • 100 g of fresh strawberries 3.5 oz
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice


  • 50 g fresh strawberries for garnish 1.75 oz
  • 3 figs
  • pistachio grains


  • Finely chop the cookies using a kitchen mixer.
  • Transfer them to a bowl and add the melted butter creating a homogeneous mixture.
  • Then pour the mixture into an 8-inch diameter springform pan, lined with parchment paper.
  • Press down with the back of a spoon to make it compact and in order to obtain a regular and uniform base.
  • Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Whip the cream.
  • Pour the condensed milk into a bowl, add the vanilla seeds and the spoon of rum, mix well.
  • Add the whipped cream to the condensed milk mixture a little at a time, so that it does not break down.
  • As you can see, I did not add sugar to the cream because the condensed milk is very sweet.
  • Then pour the cream you just made over the layer of biscuits and leveling it well with a spatula.
  • let it rest in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
  • To prepare the strawberry sauce, start washing the strawberries well, remove the leaves and pat them dry with kitchen paper.
  • Cut the strawberries coarsely into pieces.
  • Put the strawberries into the blender and add the icing sugar and lemon juice.
  • Blend well with an immersion mixer to obtain a smooth, creamy sauce.
  • Now it’s ready to be poured on your vanilla ice cream cake.
  • For cake decoration cut a fig into four pieces and do the same to the strawberries.
  • Place them strategically around the cake, sprinkle the pistachio grains, and you're done.


Keyword Vanilla Gelato
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