What is the difference between gelato and ice cream? Is gelato a healthier choice than ice cream? Our infographic below gives a short but sweet answer.
Gelato is served at a lower temperature than ice cream, which results to a more flavorful experience to the tongue. Also since gelato is made with more milk than cream, therefore less fat coat the tongue and the flavor of the gelato shines better, than it would in ice cream. Ice cream on the other hand is made with more cream than milk, hence the higher fat content than gelato. The slow churning of gelato gives it a denser texture than ice cream despite having less cream in the ingredients.
Higher butterfat content makes ice cream thick and heavy, which is why you can get a nice, round, firm scoop of ice cream, shown at the left. Gelato, at the right, has less cream, which gives softer drifts. For this reason, gelato is served using a flat spatula called a spade, the maneuvering of which helps soften the dessert. Meanwhile, ice cream is typically scooped with a deeply rounded spoon, with its higher fat content allowing it to be shaped into firm, round balls.
Gelato is safe to assume a healthier choice, especially for those seeking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For this, we proudly offer Nuki Gelato, which uses high quality Italian milk and premium ingredients to create luscious and delightful flavors, from dairy-based to dairy-free fruit sorbets to alcoholic rum-based gelato. Nuki Gelato is made without preservatives, no artificial flavorings, no artificial colorings, for a worry-free gustation experience.
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