Spoon the flesh away from the rind of the melon and place in a large bowl. Remove the seeds and liquefy in a blender or a food processor fitted with the metal blade.
Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a
Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla, and pour into a mixing bowl. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally to prevent a skin from forming on the surface.
After the gelo has cooled, stir in the remaining ingredients, except the cinnamon. Pour into an attractive glass serving bowl and chill.
To serve the gelo, spoon into dessert bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon at the table.
Ground cinnamon for finishing
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