After visiting over a dozen gelaterias (ice cream shops) in Italy last February and sampling a whole lot of gelato, I can’t get enough. I’m in love, ge ge gelato 💕.
What makes gelato unique?
Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. It starts out with a similar custard base as ice cream, but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned at a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato denser than ice cream.
When visiting a gelateria I decide whether or not I’m going to order from them based on the coloring of their flavors – particularly the banana and pistachio flavors, avoiding any shop with unnatural coloring. The banana color should not be bright yellow and the pistachio color should be light brown with only the slightest hint of green as shown below in my cone from Old Bridge Gelateria…
So, just how many gelato flavors are there?
As many flavors as one’s imagination can think up, Gelateria Della Palma boasts having over 150 flavors. Based on my sampling of gelato flavors, here is my list of 20 must try flavors…
Gelato 💕 to you…
Please refer to my prior post for Rome, Italy gelateria recommendations.
Til next time, walk good.