Order gelato ice cream to add more flavour to your diwali dinner!
Most people think gelato ice cream and ice cream are the same thing. They are very similar, however, there is a difference!
Gelato ice cream is the Italian word for ice cream derived from the Latin word “gelātus” (frozen). Gelato ice cream is lower in fat because it contains less cream and more milk, and is churned slower resulting in less air and a richer flavour.
If you really want to be a gelato pro, swat up on the facts below:
Gelato ice cream is made with milk, cream, various sugars, and ingredients such as fresh fruit and nut purees. It is simply the Italian word for ice cream, derived from the Latin word “gelātus” (meaning frozen).
BUT, gelato ice cream is actually different from the traditional recipe of ice cream because it is lighter, having a lower butterfat content than traditional ice cream. At Messina we also use more milk rather than cream.
To put some percentages on it, gelato typically contains 4-8% fat, versus the 14-16% found in ice cream. Gelato ice cream also contains less air than most ice cream and is therefore more dense and rich in flavour. Scoop for scoop, you get more gelato than you would ice cream.
Now, you know the difference, that makes it the perfect excuse to get two scoops surely?