Gelato or Ice Cream, that is the question.

Although Gelato it is commonly called “ice cream”, there are remarkable differences in how the two products are made and taste.

  • AIR CONTENT: Gelato typically contains 70% less air and more flavoring than other kinds of frozen desserts. This often gives gelato a more robust flavor than ice cream, as the extra fat from the cream in ice cream can dull the flavor in it.
  • FAT CONTENT: Ice cream has 14 to 17 percent butterfat, gelato only contains 3 to 8 percent. That’s because ice cream uses lots of heavy cream, while gelato uses milk.
  • SERVING TEMPERATURE: Italian gelato is served about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than ice cream, at about 7 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit, so the mouth is less numb and better able to taste it.

So what are you waiting for? Come to Fresco and try the real Italian gelato.