Become a gelato expert at a Gelato Gilberto class

Learn the difference between the frozen Italian dessert and ice cream.

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The gelato at Gelato Gilberto is made from scratch.

Photo by Gelato Gilberto

There are lots of ice cream shops in LOU, but there’s only one gelateria: Gelato Gilberto, which has locations in Clifton and Norton Commons.

You might be asking, “What’s the difference between gelato and ice cream, anyway?” We’re so glad you asked.

We attended Gelato 101 at the Gelato Gilberto on Frankfort Avenue and learned that there are three key differences:

  • Gelato — which is Italian for “frozen” — has less fat than its American counterpart. USDA regulations state that ice cream must contain at least 10% butterfat, and most brands have 14-25%. Gelato, on the other hand, has only 4-9% fat.
  • Less butterfat means gelato’s flavors are more intense.
  • Gelato also contains less air than ice cream, which makes it dense and creamy.

Keep an eye on Gelato Gilberto’s events page for info on upcoming classes where you can become an expert, too.

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