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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!
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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!
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!
BLUEBERRY FRENCH TOAST FEATURING WEST TOWN BAKERY
Maple, cinnamon, and buttery gelato with a sweet, tart blueberry swirl and West Town Bakery French Toast cake balls!
BROWN BUTTER SALTED CARAMEL BROWNIE
Salted caramel taken to the next level with brown butter, a swirl of caramel, and brownie chunks!
A simple classic that is oh so delicious! This blend of pure pistachio with a hint of almond if a nod to Jessie’s love of that green pistachio flavor she ate as a child!
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.
We use real, unsweetened chocolate (no cocoa powder, here) and then add a touch of coffee paste and honey. So rich!
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!
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!
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!
A fun, whimsical dairy-free version of the classic strawberry flavor!
Rich and fudgy, this decadent chocolate gelato tastes like a fudgsicle! You won’t even miss the dairy!
A fruity and tropical vibe, perfect for a refreshing summer treat. The stunning hue keeps this dairy-free sorbet is as beautiful as it is delicious!
Gelato vs. Ice Cream
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