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Gelato Flavors 2016-12-10T22:24:49+00:00

Gelato Flavors

Gelato Fun Facts

How much ice cream do you eat? 2016-12-09T07:58:36+00:00

The average American consumes almost 22 pounds of ice cream per year.

How to spot good gelato 2016-12-09T08:03:22+00:00

Pistachio should be pale brownish green. Banana should be cream-colored even a little grayish. Fake colors and flavors indicate sub-par gelato and use of extracts and syrups rather than real ingredients in production. Crazy mounds and over garnishing are also good indicators that something is not right.

Con panna? 2016-12-09T07:56:49+00:00

Want your gelato “con panna?” That means with whipped cream? We make ours in house and its delish!

Ordering Gelato 2016-12-09T08:06:56+00:00

When ordering gelato, you order by the number of flavors – not the number of scoops. So you might say, 3 flavors medium cup (or cone) chocolate, vanilla, strawberry. Oh and then say, con panna if whip cream sounds good.

87% of Americans…. 2016-12-09T08:47:52+00:00

87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.

The origins of the waffle cone 2016-12-09T08:40:47+00:00

The waffle cone didn’t appear until 1904, when a Syrian waffle maker at the St. Louis World’s Fair began rolling his pastries into horns to help an ice cream vendor who had run out of dishes.

Gelato is not really from Italy 2016-12-09T08:38:12+00:00

The origins of frozen desserts can be traced way way back to 3000 B.C. when some Asian cultures discovered they could consume crushed ice and add things like fruits to improve the taste. The pharaohs of Egypt would offer icy fruit drinks to their esteemed guests. Italians jumped on board during Roman times by crafting desserts from the snow and glaciers on Etna and Vesuvius. From here the Italy solidified their claim to gelato during the Italian renaissance period. Although a famed artist named Bernardo Buontalenti is considered the inventor of gelato, it was actually a chicken farmer from Florence.

What does gelato mean? 2016-12-09T18:34:43+00:00

In Italian, the word “gelato” means “frozen.” Although historically true, today the more accepted definition is:
Italian Cookery.
1.a rich ice cream usually containing a relatively low percentage of butterfat.