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 APRIL’S PINT CLUB FLAVORS.

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!

PEEPISH

An homage to that iconic Easter candy! A fruity gelato with mini marshmallows and pastel sprinkles!

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BUNNY

Chocolate gelato, a caramel swirl, and pieces of chocolate peanut butter candy folded in.

MALTED ROBIN’S EGG

Our signature malted vanilla gelato with chocolate-covered malted milk eggs!

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!

SUNFLOWER

Rich, creamy coconut-based gelato with a complex flavor profile – nutty and sweet with just a hint of coffee.

IRISH COFFEE STRACCIATELLA

A dairy-free gelato made with Irish coffee, whiskey, and a bittersweet chocolate stracciatella!

RASPBERRY APPLE CIDER SORBET

Sweet red raspberries with apple cider from Seedling Farms in Michigan make a delightful sorbet!

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