One of the most commonly asked questions we get at the case after “You have GOAT CHEESE gelato?!” is “What’s the biggest difference between ice cream and gelato?” In honor of the end of National Ice Cream month, we at Black Dog Gelato would love to answer that for you. Here’s a breakdown on how these frozen goods differ in very slight ways.
- Gelato is made with more milk than cream, which means that it contains less fat. We like to think that means gelato is healthier!
- Gelato is served at slightly warmer temperatures than the average ice cream scoop. We keep our cases in the 5 to 10-degree Celsius range. Colder temperatures numb the taste buds, inhibiting your ability to get the full flavor profile. By serving gelato at this warmer temperature, we achieve a higher flavor intensity and richer mouth feel.
- Gelato has less “overrun” than ice cream which is the term used for the air that naturally gets incorporated into the ingredients during the spinning process. This means that gelato has less aeration per bite, creating extra density and smoothness.
So there it is! Gelato is better for you, tastes better, and you get more from each bite. At Black Dog, we’re always happy to make sure we’ve got well-informed citizens and gelato fans!