Ice Cream or Gelato?

Is it ice cream or is it Gelato? That is the question. An American just seeing gelato would immediately decide that it looks like our soft-serve ice cream that has been around for years. However, this common mistake is very far from the truth.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Never before has the old adage, ‘looks can be deceiving’, been more true. If you dismiss gelato as simply being a prettied-up soft-serve ice cream and walk on by without tasting this magical concoction, you would have just missed out on the most delightful culinary experience Italy has brought to the modern world.  The difference between ice-cream in the fewest words comes down to:

GELATO = Less fat + little air added = rich creamier taste

Ice cream has a higher fat content and more calories. How the Italians were able to make this fantastic concoction even more tasty than our beloved ice cream is a part of history that goes back many centuries but gained popularity among the Italian masses only in the 1920s.

Premium ice creams are made using fresh cream, real eggs, and natural flavorings. Then air is whipped in to the point that as much as half the carton may be air.

On the other hand, gelato is made with whole milk but significantly less butterfat than ice cream. However, less fat does not mean less taste. With the lower butterfat content, gelato is less solidly frozen than ice cream and melts in the mouth faster. Therefore your taste buds experience the full flavor of the gelato immediately.

The higher density of gelato makes for a richer, creamier taste than you will get from ice cream. More mouth watering  taste than you have ever experienced from a frozen dessert but with less fat and less calories!  Your taste buds are happy and your waistline does not expand! What could be better?

Roma’s Gelato is making gelato daily using the methods and ingredients just as they have been mixed and processed for hundreds of years in Italy with no preservatives!  Edmond Oklahoma is very fortunate to have an Italian fully versed in the methods used by his ancestors making gelato for your taste buds to savor.  Go on by Roma’s Gelato and give it a try. Your taste buds will never want ice cream again!

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