Small Group Workshop: Gelato from Scratch with Maria Capdevielle

Small Group Workshop: Gelato from Scratch with Maria Capdevielle

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Join Maria Capdevielle to bring Italy to your home with two homemade gelato recipes and pizzelli!

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What’s on the Menu:

  • Pistachio Gelato
  • Stracciatella Gelato (Sweet Cream & Chocolate)
  • Pizzelli (Italian-style waffle cones)

You don’t have to fly to Italy to get great gelato. And you don’t even have to trek to that gelatería across town. That’s right: you can make great gelato at home! Richer, silkier and more dense than ice cream, gelato may seem like it requires a magic touch or a fancy tool to make. In reality, you just need a bit of guidance from a pro. Join guest chef Maria Capdevielle for a Small Group Workshop—capped at just 25 attendees—where you’ll learn the art and science of great homemade gelato. We’ll start by clearing up the gelato vs. ice cream confusion (hint: it has to do with eggs, cream-to-milk ratio and serving temperature). With that out of the way, it’s on to technique. You’ll learn how to infuse your milk so that you get boldly-flavored gelato, no mix-ins required. You’ll learn why Maria uses a mix of honey and sugar to sweeten her gelatos. You’ll learn how to perfect the art of drizzled-in melted chocolate that defines the look and texture of great stracciatella. And, most importantly, you’ll learn how to use an ice cream machine to mix your gelato and the surprisingly easy way to make perfect gelato without a machine. To top it all off, Maria will show you how to make pizzelli, simple cones that you shape when still hot off the griddle.

About Maria: Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of "The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil," a professional pastry chef and a culinary chef/instructor from Abruzzo (Italy). She graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2003 and did her internship at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce. Her local experience includes V-Sattui, The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant and. She also teaches classes in the SF Bay Area and consults for small restaurants and wineries and help them develop their dessert menu and train their teams.

Maria will be teaching another workshop on tiramisu and biscotti on September 14. Grab your spot now!

Our small-group Workshops are capped at just 25 attendees and are distinct from our livestream Classes. As such, they are NOT included with Insider membership.

Want to give this class as a gift? You can purchase gift cards here.

Immediately after registering, you will get a confirmation email that contains the Zoom meeting log-in information. One week prior to the class (or within 48 hours, if you register less than one week in advance), you will receive instructions on how to prepare ingredients and equipment in order to cook along with us.

After class, you will receive a recording of the event, as well as a packet with recipes and resources that we discuss during the event. If you have any questions about this class, please don't hesitate to get in touch via

This event has limited spots, and you must register in advance via Eventbrite. One sign-up covers one device. Closed Captioning is available for this event.

Payments for Milk Street livestream workshops are non-refundable. If you find yourself unable to attend, you may transfer the ticket to someone else, but we are unable to refund fees and all payments are final.

Proceeds from live stream cooking classes and workshops support Milk Street's non-profit work with The Big Sisters Association of Great Boston, The Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, and other partners.

Bonus: All attendees of this class will receive a one-time 15% off coupon to the Milk Street Store after class.

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