Gelato – A Delicious Frozen Dessert in Italy

by Arūnas
Gelato: A delicious Italian frozen desert

Gelato is an Italian frozen dessert made with a base of milk, cream, and sugar and flavored with fruit and nut purees and other flavorings.

While ice cream is made with cream and must have at least a 10% fat content, gelato is made with mostly milk, so it is lower (4–8%) in fat, smoother and silkier as well as denser and more elastic and fluid. It also uses far fewer egg yolks than ice cream, in some cases, none at all.

Gelato with raspberry, chestnut, and dark chocolate flavors in Mestre, Venice, Italy
Gelato with raspberry, chestnut, and dark chocolate flavors in Mestre, Veneto region, Italy
Gelato with pistachio and coconut flavors in Sora, Italy
Gelato with pistachio and coconut flavors in Sora, Lazio region, Italy
Italian frozen dessert with hazelnut and cherry flavors in Rome
Gelato with hazelnut and cherry flavors in Rome, Italy

This delicious frozen dessert is served 10 to 15 degrees warmer than ice cream therefore your mouth does not get cold and you can taste the flavors better. It has 20 to 30 percent air, while ice cream can contain 50 percent or more air churned into it.

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