Masterclass at Dri Dri Gelato Notting Hill

Dri Dri Gelato
I was invited for another gelato masterclass! This time by Qype. What a lucky girl am I? I’ve been to two gelato making classes now! Click here and here to read about my previous lesson. I took a lot of pictures. Click here to see them all.

Dri Dri Gelato
Dri Dri Gelato opened on Portobello Road in summer 2010. They use organic and seasonal ingredients to make authentic Italian gelato. Even though I’ve already been on a class the two places are different and I learned a few new things!
Dri Dri Gelato
Dri Dri serve their gelato in a traditional pozzetti counter. This type of counter is strictly temperature controlled. The gelato contains no emulsifiers or thickeners and would melt in the usual open case freezer you typically see.
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They also serve coffee and traditional Italian hot chocolate. I love this stuff. It’s so thick and chocolaty.
Dri Dri Gelato
Gelato is apparently a more healthy choice than ice cream. It uses milk rather than cream. Gelato is 6% fat compared to ice cream at 18-24%
Dri Dri Gelato
For our class we were making Granny Smith Apple Sorbet.
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Roughly chopping up the apples
The apples are then thrown into a juicer. Obviously, I was too excited about all that gelato to remember to not turn my camera so if you have a laptop flip the screen around!

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The apple juice, lemon juice and sugar mixture are all whisked together with some water.
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The mixture is then poured into the gelato maker.
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Adriano has an authentic 1960’s Italian gelato makeer which was pretty cool.
It’s cool how it churns. It only takes about 20 minutes for the gelato to become thick and creamy!
But how to get all the gelato out of the machine? A giant paddle of course!
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There’s Eamon who works at Qype giving it a go.
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The finished product! It tasted amazing. The flavor of the apple was so clean and crisp. It really did taste natural.
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Adriano was nice and let us pretty much taste every flavor. The William and Kate was not only cute it was also one of the best tasting! My only regret is not tasting more gelato! I left hungry and not stuffed like I had hoped.
I enjoyed my class at Dri Dri. It’s a cute shop that has a nice friendly neighborhood feel. It’s more expensive than your average ice cream shop but you can taste the quality and it’s worth a trip to Notting Hill if you’re ever in the area. The gelato flavors change with the season so expect to be amazed!
Thanks to Qype and Adriano for inviting me! Can’t wait for more Qype food events!

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1 Comment

  1. Oh that looks so good!
    I love sorbet…if only I lived closer to London.