Monday, 2 June 2008

Gelato vs. Ice Cream

What is the difference between gelato and ice cream?

After so much taste tasting and description of gelato, I thought it important to research more the difference between gelato and ice cream. As I mentioned earlier gelato has 35% less air than ice cream, creating that denser creamier more flavorful taste. American ice cream, on the other hand, adds more air in order to produce a bigger quantity. Not only is the quality compromised by the quantity, but the butterfat content is significantly higher in American ice cream as well. The reason being that gelato is not homogenized and is made with whole cow milk instead of cream. On average gelato contains about 2-8% fat depending on the ingredients. On the contrary, ice cream is made with cream and contains 16-30% fat. So here you have it in plain text, gelato is the tastier and healthier of the two!

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