Gelato is a frozen dessert that originated in Italy and is known for its intense flavors, artisan presentation and nutritional value. Gelato in reality is quite distinct from ice cream.
Gelato is creamier, smoother, silkier and denser than American ice cream. While both gelato and ice cream contain cream, milk and sugar, authentic gelato uses more milk and less cream than ice cream and usually doesn’t use egg yolks, which are a common ingredient in ice cream. Ice cream contains at least 10% butterfat, and sometimes as much as 25% butterfat for the ultra-premium confections. This means that Gelato is lower in fat than ice cream. Great news for those who have a sweet-tooth but are also watching their waistlines!
Ice cream also has more air in the mixture yielding a lighter, airier consistency than gelato. More air means less actual product in every scoop, and sometimes, depending on the amount of air churned into the batch, less taste per spoonful. Can we all agree that “air” has no real flavor! Gelato is usually served 10 degrees warmer than ice cream so the flavors are more distinct and intense on your tongue. Can someone say “less Brain Freeze”!
How about flavors? Gelato offers limitless flavor profiles from sweet & fruity, savory & satisfying, to rich & decadent: Raspberry Chocolate, Cinnamon Hazelnut, Olive oil & Parmesan Cheese, Strawberries and Cream, Peach Champagne, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Banana Caramel, Coconut…etc. A true gelato connoisseur can have a scoop of Tiramisu with breakfast, Chocolate Chili for lunch, Tomato & Basil for dinner with a light repast of a scoop of Strawberry Cabernet before retiring for bed.
Making Gelato is more simplistic than ever with products by manufacturers such as Master Martini. An ice cream shop can whip up a flavorful batch in their soft-serve machines for easy dispensing, or use their Batch Machines for creative concoctions for their display cases. The flavors are only limited by the imagination of the chef, and the demands of the customers in the marketplace.
So you have a choice:
Would you rather have a giant dish of air-infused, mildly tasteless and less healthy ice cream or a smaller satisfying umami scoop of creamy deliciousness that’s as good to your palate as it is for your waistline?
Call Gil's Wholesale Distributors today for more information.
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