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Close up of gelato swirls

What is Gelato?

DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, however,
it is different than American ice cream.
  • Gelato contains more milk than ice cream made in the United States, and less butterfat (4% - 8%) compared to ice cream (14% - 20%). It is a healthier alternative to ice cream.
     

  • Gelato incorporates less air (20% - 35%) than ice cream (50%), giving it a richer texture.
     

  • Gelato is made fresh every day or two and is never stored in the freezer long-term like ice cream.
     

  • Gelato is served at a warmer temperature than ice cream.

Gelato is a type of frozen dessert that originated in Italy and is known for its rich and creamy texture. It is made with a higher proportion of milk and less cream than traditional ice cream, which results in a denser and silkier texture. The lower fat content also means that the flavors of gelato are more intense and pronounced. Churning gelato at a slower speed than ice cream, reduces the amount of air whipped into the mixture resulting in a denser and creamier texture.

Gelato has a smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Flavors range from classic pistachio and hazelnut to more exotic combinations. Gelato offers a luxurious and indulgent experience that is sure to please any sweet tooth.

Close up of sorbetto swirls

What is Sorbetto?

DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE

Sorbetto is the Italian word for sorbet.
  • Sorbetto is a dairy free option to gelato
     

  • Sorbetto is made with fresh fruit puree
     

  • Sorbetto contains no egg

Sorbetto is another type of frozen dessert that is like sorbet, known for its light and refreshing texture. Unlike gelato, sorbetto is dairy-free and made with a base of water, sugar, and fruit puree. This results in a dessert that is lower in fat and calories than ice cream or gelato, making it a healthier option.

Making Gelato

THE ART OF THE CRAFT

Dave's approach to gelato and sorbetto is rooted in quality.
  • We make gelato fresh from scratch and in small batches to ensure the best quality and taste.
     

  • We source as many local, natural, and organic ingredients as possible.
     

  • We create each flavor from its own unique and well-balanced recipe.
     

  • We recognize dietary restrictions exist and cater to different needs.

Dave takes pride in the gelato and sorbetto he makes. He studied how to make gelato from Italian gelato chefs in Italy and stateside and continues learning to this day. It’s not uncommon for Dave to take live online classes at 1:00 am MT with instructors teaching at 9:00 am in Italy.

 

Dave makes each small batch of gelato and sorbetto from scratch using premium ingredients. From cooking ingredients at the perfect temperature, measuring natural occurring sugar (who needs more sugar?) to perfecting the texture and taste of the product, Dave's process is meticulous.

 

Dietary restrictions can be discouraging. Using plant-based beverages (coconut, almond), Dave can make rich and creamy dairy-free gelato. He can also make gelato and sorbetto that contain no added sugar. Conscientious consumers can celebrate.

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