WE'VE ALL HEARD OF GELATO BUT WHAT ACTUALLY IS IT?
Gelato comes from the Latin word for “frozen.” Like ice cream, gelato is made with milk, cream, and sugars. It also comes in a wide variety of flavors. Have you ever had gelato? If so, you know it’s a bit different from ice cream.
There are three main ways in which gelato differs from ice cream. First, gelato has a lot less fat. Ice cream usually has a fat content of about 18-26 percent. Gelato is often less than 10 percent fat content.
Less fat doesn’t mean less taste, though. Gelato is famous for being particularly creamy and full of flavor. Less fat does mean that gelato isn’t frozen as solidly as ice cream. It’s usually served 10-15 degrees warmer than ice cream. This means gelato melts in your mouth more quickly, letting you experience more robust flavors.
Finally, gelato is denser than ice cream. When ice cream is made, a lot of air is added. This increases the quantity that’s produced. As quantity is increased, though, quality can decrease. No air is added to gelato, which makes it a higher quality treat with a rich flavour.
Does it surprise you that ice cream contains so much air? Since it’s a delicious frozen treat, you’d probably never guess that air is a key ingredient. If you let one cup each of ice cream and gelato melt, though, you can see that there’s more gelato left in your cup! (words from wonderopolis)
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