Computational behavior theory and cultural evolution

Vanilla gelato

(This recipe is derived from here, with less sugar, less heavy cream, more egg yolk, and shorter preparation time)


  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sucrose
  • 2-3 pinches of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 medium egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Warm up milk with the sugar, salt, and 1 tbsp vanilla extract in a saucepan, until they dissolve.  Mix the egg yolks in a bowl and pour the warm milk over them while whisking (pour slowly, so that the egg does not cook). Pour back into the saucepan and warm on low heat mixing constantly with a spatula until – the books say – the mixture start to coat the spatula (you quickly learn to recognize this). Remove from heat, let cool for how long you have patience, add the heavy cream and 1 tbsp vanilla extract, mix, and put in the ice cream maker.

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