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What You Didn’t Know About Gelato

April 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Gelato Products

Everyone loves ice cream, especially the Italians! Gelato is a delicious type of ice cream that is available at specialty ice cream parlors called gelaterias. While you might already know that this tasty treat came from Italy, we’re sure that you don’t know everything there is to know about gelato. Here are a few facts you didn’t know about gelato.

Definition of Gelato

What does gelato mean anyway? Contrary to what many Americans believe, gelato is not a certain type of ice cream served in weird frozen yogurt cups. The word gelato is simply the Italian word for ice cream. But what many Americans think is gelato is the Italian-style ice cream that is rich and creamy and made differently than traditional American ice cream.

It’s Healthier than Ice Cream

If you want a healthier alternative to ice cream that doesn’t taste horrible, consider gelato. Traditional American ice cream is usually made with a high ratio of butterfat and air. However, gelato is made with a lower ratio of both. So why does it taste so good? Gelato tastes rich and creamy because there is less fat that hides the flavor. Although it’s a little healthier than ice cream, it doesn’t mean you can maintain your figure and eat to your heart’s content. Gelato is still a type of dessert you can’t eat a lot of.

It’s Served the Same

Although gelato might taste a little different than American ice cream, they are served the same. Visit any gelateria and you will see scoops of ice cream on cones or in cups just like traditional ice cream shop supplies.

Gelato Products is an online retailer of gelato supplies, including cups, lids, and to-go containers.

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