Summer is in full swing and one of the favorite summer foods of Italians, and tourists, is gelato. Gelato is not ice cream…it is so much better. Gelato is made from milk and sugar and other fresh ingredients to produce specific flavors. This makes a product with as much as 80% less fat and half the calories of ice cream. Until you taste real gelato you don’t know what you have been missing, ice cream is no comparison.
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When we have visitors they always want to make sure they get their full share of gelato while they are here, no matter the season. Valerie’s niece was here in November and was known to have a cone as often as twice a day.
My favorite is bacio, made from hazelnuts. I always like cioccolato and I find it makes a good combination with fragola (strawberry). When you order a cone or cup you can choose two or more flavors together depending on the size, I can rarely eat more than a piccolo. Adding toppings other than fresh whipped cream called panna, is a no-no.
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