I turned 62 last month. But as I licked my way across Rome, I felt the same as I did when I first came to Italy and had my first gelato in front of the Duomo in Milan. I was 22. I’m firmly convinced if I keep eating gelato in Rome I’ll be young forever. Like everything else in Italy, gelato is all natural, as pure as the olives in olive oil and gra...

There's one way to make the prospect of a first-day-of-spring snowstorm a little less painful: Free dessert. To celebrate the first day of spring, Rita's will be giving away free Italian ice from noon to 9 p.m. at all of its locations. If Italian ice isn't your thing, how about an ice cream cone? Dairy Queen will give away free ice cream cones at a...

When Stefano Fabbri left Italy for the Valley, he wanted to open an eatery. He narrowed things down to a pizzeria or gelateria, then got stuck. Choosing rankled him. Fabbri grew up in his family's gelateria and cafeteria in Emilia-Romagna. He had gone through a program at the University of Gelato in Bologna. But Fabbri chose to make pizza and today...

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice is excited to introduce South Miami to its tasty, frozen treats at their newest location. Jeremiah’s Italian Ice of South Miami opened its doors Wednesday, February 7th, located off S. Dixie Hwy. in the Party City shopping center just over a mile south of University of Miami at 6220 S. Dixie Hwy. This marks the company’s seco...

This weekend the Gelato Festival made its first stop in Santa Barbara. With 10 competitors ranging from Sicily to North Carolina, the Gelato Festival was a real treat, pun most definitely intended. The competition featured gelatos produced on-site with all fresh ingredients the day of. My VIP pass gave me a glimpse at the refrigeration truck where...

A European-based gelato festival is crossing the pond and making its debut in America with stops planned in Scottsdale and Tucson. Organizers of Gelato Festival America said the three-day food festival will make four stops in the western part of the United States and bring international and national gelato-makers together for people to taste Italy'...

What’s more pleasurable on a vacation to Italy than enjoying a scoop or two of gelato? There may only be one answer, and that’s savoring the gelato you made yourself. Luckily, travelers can now try their hand at the craft by taking one of the several gelato-making classes for amateurs offered throughout Italy. These classes are usually between two...

When you visit amazing cultural cities like Florence and Rome, there is a central theme displayed on almost every corner… real, authentic Italian gelato. Today, gelato shops have started popping up all across the United States but artisanal Italian gelato is still widely unknown in the U.S. compared to countries in Europe. Now, Gelato Festival is c...

Italy’s economy may be struggling as European Union rivals recover, but there’s one area where the country is an unrivaled leader: ice cream, as demand from sweet-toothed gelato lovers has made the country Europe’s top producer. Italian ice cream makers whipped up 595 million liters (157 million gallons) of gelato last year, or 19 percent of total...

In 1985, Antonio “Momo” Gattini left Tuscany for Dallas. He thought he might open a shop and sell gelato or at least teach people how to make it. Instead, he founded MoMo’s Italian Kitchen, the quaint restaurant which now operates on Forest Lane near Greenville Avenue. After 30 years of success, Gattini put his son Carlo in charge, and a couple of...