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.

SHOPS ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, BUT YOU CAN STILL GET YOUR FAVORITE GELATO YEAR-ROUND THROUGH PINT CLUB. SCROLL TO SEE MARCH’S PINT CLUB FLAVORS.

FEATURED FLAVORS

While normally the Featured Flavors are a rotating monthly collection of flavors created in collaboration with many well-known Chicago restaurants, breweries, and businesses; this month, we are relying on you – the customer – to help us choose the Featured Flavors for March by participating in our March Cookie Madness Bracket-Style Contest!

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Each cookie-inspired gelato flavor was created and submitted by our local Girl Scout Troops! Flavors will be determined in a round-by-round bracket-Style voting contest. Voting starts February 22nd! Check out all of the details and start your BRACKET today!

SIGNATURE FLAVORS

Consistently our bestsellers and beloved by our customers!

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.

DAIRY-FREE FLAVORS

Flavors so rich you don’t even know that they’re made without milk, cream, and eggs!

GERMAN CHOCOLATE

A dairy-free rich, dark chocolate gelato with caramel, coconut flakes, and toasted pecan pieces!

STRAWBERRY

A fun and classic strawberry flavor in a non-dairy version!

BANANA FUDGE

Fruity dairy-free banana gelato with a fudgy swirl!

Gelato vs. Ice Cream

Catering

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

March Cookie Madness!

Cookie-inspired gelato flavor contest supporting local Girl Scouts!

Black Dog Gelato in Chicago

MARCH COOKIE MADNESS SUPPORTING LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS!

March Cookie Madness!

Cookie-inspired gelato flavor contest supporting local Girl Scouts!