We are humbled to be included in Iconic Life‘s short list of Best Authentic Gelato in the U.S. Read more below:
In Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel Eat, Pray, Love, she waxes poetic about the melt-in-your-mouth rapturous cream. And of course she would. Gelato is a delectable treat that originally hails from Italy, and it’s come to have a cult following.
It’s similar to ice cream, but gelato has a lower butterfat content and isn’t whipped, resulting in a smoother, denser consistency. Ice cream contains about 50-percent air, which attributes to its fluffiness. It also has about 30 percent cream and butter. By contrast, gelato has only 10 percent air and seven percent cream and butter, which makes gelato taste a lot more decadent than it really is. To almost quote another movie, “You had me at density.”
At lower temperatures, the flavors of gelato truly stand out, and the treat has a dense creaminess that is hard to beat. Here are our top picks for the best gelato in the U.S., and even if you have to travel a little to get there, it’s worth the trip.