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What is a Gelato?

 

No matter what season is, you can always get a great gelato. But… Whats is a gelato anyway? An ice cream? Yes it is. It is an ice cream but in an Italian way. But what exactly is this Italian answer to ice cream? And what makes it so different (and delicious!)? The deliciuos and frozen taste.

The difference is this: About 4 to 8 percent of gelato is butterfat, compared to 14 percent for ice cream in the United States. Second, gelato has a much higher density.

To make ice cream, producers mix cream, milk, sugar and then add air, which increases volume, and water, which increases weight. But all that air and water makes for a much less-flavorful sweet.

Source: Walks of Italy