Here’s The Scoop: Difference Between Gelato and Ice Cream

If you've ever spoken to someone who has had gelato in Italy, they likely explained that it is a million times better than ice cream. So what's the difference between the two?

There are several differences between gelato and ice cream, giving each a unique texture and flavor. First, the ingredients are slightly different. Gelato does not contain egg yolk while ice cream does, and gelato is primarily made with whole milk, while ice cream is made with cream. However, both of these delectable desserts are made from a custard base of milk/cream, and sugar.

Further, gelato from Italy is also denser than ice cream. This is due to the way it is processed. Specifically, gelato is churned much more slowly than ice cream. Ice cream, on the other hand, is whipped at a high speed using an ice cream maker, causing it to be airier.

Another difference is how each dessert is served. Gelato is typically served at 15°F, while ice cream is served at 5°F. Gelato is served at a bit warmer temperature to allow the tongue to experience the intense flavors more. In contrast, ice cream is very cold which makes it harder.

Moreover, although both are treats that should be eaten in moderation, gelato is slightly more healthy for you! So what’s you pick – gelato or ice cream? Let us know in the comment section below!

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