Our gelato case is cycling through some summertime favorites: fresh cantaloupe, creme brulee, chocolate, strawberry, root beer float, Italian wedding cake, watermelon, sweet cream, cappuccino, turtle cheesecake, pear sorbetto, cherry/almond cheesecake, and raspberry lemonade! Don't forget... we carry non-dairy options in the case each day.
Solving the Gelato mystery
While it's no mystery that Gelato, Sorbetto and Ice Cream are all delicious frozen treats, there still remains a mystery as to what makes them different.
But don't fret! Solve the mystery by examining and analyzing the evidence below:
Gelato (made with milk)
Ice Cream (made with cream)
Sorbetto (made with water)
Here's what we know about Gelato:
- There are OVER 37,000 GELATO SHOPS IN ITALY alone, where as in the U.S., there are only about 1200.
- Famous artist and architect BERNARDO BUONTALENTI is considered the inventor of gelato.
- Sorbetto is a term for gelato that is MADE WITH WATER INSTEAD OF MILK.
- The Italian Renaissance is when the GREAT TRADITION OF ITALIAN GELATO began.
- Gelato is a great source of calcium for non-milk drinkers.
- In Italian, gelato MEANS "FROZEN".
- Gelato, especially when made with nuts, contains a HIGH AMOUNT OF PROTEIN.
- Gelato made its way to the AMERICAS for the first time IN 1770.