Do you know the difference between gelato and ice cream? Honestly, we didn’t, so we looked it up. Here’s what we found…
According to thekitchn.com:
“Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. It starts out with a similar custard base as ice cream, but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned at a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato denser than ice cream.
Gelato is served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream, so its texture stays silkier and softer. Because it has a lower percentage of fat than ice cream, the main flavor ingredient really shines through.”
Now that we’re clear on what gelato is, below are options for downtown gelaterias.