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.
On our first trip to
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.
In the tourist areas of
We are fortunate here in
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We could never resist having a gelato when we had a trip to Italy and Sicily...so mouth watering, and we couldn;t get over the sizes!!!
Oh Bryan you're so right! There's just NO comparison between gelato and ice cream...gelato wins hands down! The intensity of the flavors is so incredible, and the variety is amazing!
Thanks for the memories!
Thanks for introducing me to gelato!!
I tried my best to have at least one gelato every day I was in Italy this summer. I missed a few days, only because I was too full from all of the other wonderful food I ate. I don't understand why more places in the US don't adopt the same standards and switch to gelato. Perhaps it is the same problem as making a decent espresso.
Everyone who tries gelato...loves gelato.
Sis I forgot about having gelato in Litl' Italy in Cleveland! That was good stuff.
The best part is here a small cone with two scoops is between 1.30 and 1.50 euro - try that at B-R!
What a great post :) I learned something new about gelato, and I've eaten quite a bit of it. In Rome, the best gelato, IMHO, is at San Crispino's -- they have a shop right near Trevi Fountain. However, there are lots of smaller shops and locations throughout that have gelato which is just as good. :)
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