Gelato Versus Ice Cream: What Sets Apart the Italian Summer Dessert?

Jun 15, 2017 797

This frozen dessert oozes with flavour, which is layered densely throughout. Its smooth and melt-in-the-mouth texture is drool-worthy. Gelato is undoubtedly a refreshing way to beat the heat with a range of flavours such as mango, chocolate, tiramisu, pistachio, blueberry, lemon or raspberry, among others. Every single bite leaves you craving for more, and it's said that its calorific value is around 70% less than the traditional ice cream.

Gelato comes from the Italian word 'gelatus', meaning 'frozen'. It is made from a base of milk, cream and sugar. The Italian summer treat is often assumed to be the equivalent of American industrialised ice cream. In fact, many people are hardly able to tell the difference between the two. But before we go on to that, let's have a look at the origin of gelato, where it came from and how it spread across the globe.

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