What is the difference between ice cream and gelato?

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Two bottles of good cream, six egg yolks and a half a pound of sugar; that's the basis for Thomas Jefferson's homemade ice cream recipe, which I came across while researching the differences between ice cream and gelato. It happens to be the first recorded recipe for ice cream made in the U.S., and he also throws in a stick of vanilla.

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