Midday Fix: Thin Mint cookie inspired gelato from Pinstripes Bistro

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Cesar Gutierrez

Pinstripes Bistro
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Nina Grotto & Kyra Bennett

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From now until supplies last, Pinstripes locations in Illinois (Chicago, Northbrook, Oak brook, South Barrington) will be featuring Thin Mint inspired gelato on their menu. This is an effort to raise awareness for the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and show their entrepreneurial spirit.

Thin Mint Inspired Gelato

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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.