Flavors

Our Gelato

Flavors

HANDCRAFTED WITH LOVE IN CHICAGO

Similar to ice cream, our gelato starts with simple, local ingredients: milk, cream, sugar, and eggs. We start with our very own base recipe and combine it with real flavorings made fresh in our kitchens daily. We churn every day, in every shop to bring you the very best gelato in sometimes unconventional flavors.

OUR SHOPS ARE OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON!

For shop days and hours of operation, check out our LOCATIONS page.

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NEW SHOP MENU for 2021!

We’ve been getting creative in the kitchen to bring you more ways to enjoy gelato! Check out our new IN-SHOP MENU — a curated collection of gelato flavors with rotating flavor combinations every month!

FEATURED FLAVORS

A rotating monthly collection of Jessie’s special creations, including seasonal flavors, fan favorites, special limited edition collaborations with  many well-known Chicago restaurants, breweries, bakeries and businesses, and more!

CINNAMON STRACCIATELLA HONEYCOMB

Ceylon cinnamon gives this gelato a delicate flavor. We pair it with a sweet honey house-made candy!

RUBY CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC

A delightful combination of ruby chocolate, strawberry and balsamic! Sweet, fruity, tart, and tangy!

OLIVE OIL

 

A simple flavor profile with floral and grassy notes and a velvety texture.

SIGNATURE FLAVORS

Consistently our bestsellers and beloved by our customers! Our signature flavors will remain the same all season to enjoy at any time!

GOAT CHEESE CASHEW CARAMEL

Our most popular gelato flavor and the first flavor created under the Black Dog brand! Sweet, tangy, and a touch of salty. Similar to a cheesecake profile.

Black Dog Gelato Chocolate Flavor

CHOCOLATE

We use real, unsweetened chocolate (no cocoa powder, here) and then add a touch of coffee paste and honey. So rich!

Black Dog Gelato Oreo Mint

MINT COOKIE

Gelato generously layered with Oreo cookies and flavored with natural peppermint oil from an Indiana spice company.

MALTED VANILLA PRETZEL

Our “secret” ingredient is Ovaltine. Most malted flavored ice cream uses the Carnation brand, but we find the Ovaltine has its own distinctive flavor. Milk Chocolate covered pretzels are layered throughout.

HONEY BUTTER ALMOND

Sweet and buttery gelato with lightly-salted Honey Butter Almonds — the Korean snack with a cult following!

BIRTHDAY CAKE

A favorite for kids and adults of all ages! Vanilla pudding is the secret ingredient added to the gelato base, and then we fold in chunks of vanilla cake and rainbow sprinkles to finish it off!

DAIRY-FREE FLAVORS

Flavors so rich you don’t even know that they’re made without milk, cream, and eggs! Just like our Featured Flavors, our Dairy-Free Flavors will rotate monthly to bring you new and exciting flavors on a regular basis!

HONEYDEW KIWI

Sweet, ripe honeydew with tart kiwis!

MIXED BERRY SORBET

A blend of raspberries, blackberries, and summer strawberries!

LEMON PASSIONFRUIT

A super bright and tangy lemon passionfruit dairy-free gelato with a creamy finish!

Gelato vs. Ice Cream

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Gelato and ice cream are similar in that they both are made with cream, milk, sugar, and eggs. However, gelato is creamier, smoother, and silkier, as well as denser and more elastic than ice cream. In the gelato making process, less air is incorporated while churning, which is how gelato achieves its creamy texture with less fat than traditional, American-style ice cream. 

Another difference is the serving temperature. Gelato is served warmer than ice cream, around 7 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit, which leaves your mouth less numb. This allows you to better taste the intense flavors.

All of our flavors begin with our custom base, which is flavored and matured for 24 hours. The liquid bases are then delivered to our gelato shops for spinning. Only the gelato we make that morning is sold that day. In the summer months, we produce between 400-700 gallons a week. 

Come to our shops and see the difference for yourself! #ChicagoStyleGelato