We all think about ice cream as soon as the sun arrives. It seems to be a food whose popularity crosses all age groups!
Gelato the Italian version is made with milk and sugar, not cream. It's usually lower in fat because of this and is softer due to being churned slowly. This decreases the amount of air getting into the mixture, it becomes more dense. It's isn't stored at such a low temperature as ice cream so there are no ice crystals.
Without giving you a science lesson this means, gelato can absorb stronger flavours and the lack of cream means we taste them in our mouths rather than the fat from the cream.
Either way it's delicious and most of us can't get enough of it! So if you're heading to Italy this Summer here are 10 flavours to try!
1. Dulce de Leche
Sweetened milk that tastes like caramel.
Fior di latte, a white smooth gelato with sour cherry.
3. Bacio (Kiss)
Chocolate and hazelnut.
Italians call Smurfs 'Puffi'. So this blue anise gelato is nicknamed Puffo! (One Smurf).
Yes you can have it in a gelato!
A smooth white gelato with veins of chocolate.
9. Zuppa Inglese
This is a gelato based on the English trifle! No I'm not joking! Who would do this? Some things should stay in the UK!
Cassata Siciliana is a special cake and one of my Husband's favourite Italian desserts. You can sometimes find it made into a gelato. If you see it snap it up!