Difference Between Gelato & Ice-cream

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There’s one thin line between Ice Cream and Gelato, and if you’re wondering what that is, you’ve reached the right place. While Gelato and Ice Cream are both frozen treats made with the same basic ingredients like milk, sugar, cream, and flavours, they’re both distinctive in taste and texture. You do not have to be a connoisseur of desserts to make out the difference between these two delicacies. Gelato is evidently distinguishable from all else, based on the distinctive texture and process of making. Read on to know more! 


One pivotal difference between Gelato and Ice Cream is their respective origins. While both are global delicacies, Gelato is an authentic Italian dessert and on the other hand, is Ice Cream which is quintessentially an American frozen treat. American Ice cream parlours are widely known across the globe since ice creams have been consumed on a large scale by people from all parts of the world. In contrast to Ice Cream, Gelato holds an exquisite if not a popular reputation. In the exotic lands of Italy, Gelato is found in aesthetic, petite Gelaterias. However, it is selectively available commercially everywhere else in the world, however, ID Gourmet purveys the most advanced and high-tech Gelato makers that enable you to make authentic Italian Gelato at home! 


For Ice cream aficionados who are conscious about their carb intake, we come bearing good news! One of the most important differences between Ice cream and Gelato is the carb and fat quantities in both. Here’s where Gelato wins an edge. Authentic Italian Gelato contains 4-9% fats while Ice cream contains an abundant 10-25% of fats. Thus, Gelato is clearly a slightly healthier alternative. People who tend to consume Ice creams and other sweet treats on a daily basis must ideally make the switch to this lesser fattening dessert. 


Furthermore, another distinction can be made between Ice cream and Gelato based on the taste of these two frozen treats. Despite having a higher fat condensation, Ice cream is much more airy and dry in texture, it is cold but hardly ever creamy. On the contrary, Gelato is moist and thick in texture. It is prepared to be denser and much less frozen. ID Gourmet’s Gelato Machines are exclusively designed to trap the moisture and condensation of the Gelato mix to offer you a thick and creamy Gelato. You can check out the exquisite range of Gelato Machines at ID Gourmet that includes several distinctive features and modes to prepare more frozen treats like Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, Gelato and Ice Cream. The two best picks in the range are the Gelatissimo Exclusive Gelato Machine and Gelato Chef 3L I-Green Gelato Machine.


Traditional Gelato is created in many different colours using flavours and edible colours, however, you can choose a healthier route by adding your favourite colourful fruits like Strawberries, Blueberries and Oranges to make your authentic Italian Gelato in different flavours. As each of the traditional Gelato is topped with a garnish that corresponds with the flavour, you can garnish yours with pieces of fruits, chocolate sauce, maple syrup, cherries or more. Your creativity’s the limit! 


Here’s a quick summary of how you can make your own authentic Italian Gelato at home with ID Gourmet’s Gelato Machine. Read through the distinctive setting options on the center console of the machine and choose the mode, you then add all your ingredients like milk, cream, sugar and other optional ingredients like flavouring, fruit mixes and more into the container. You can then simply turn on the blender and let the machine paddle its way to making the creamiest, thickest Gelato for you. Find out more information about ID Gourmet’s futuristic coffee machines and Gelato machines on the online store. 


You can also make vegan Gelato by using Soy milk, Almond milk, and more instead of regular milk. You can also make healthy breakfast Gelato by adding oats and nuts into your mix, well, again, the sky's the limit to what you can do with your Gelato machine. Indulge in the creamiest and finest quality Gelatos with your own exclusive ID Gourmet Gelato maker in the comfort of your home. Happy Snacking! 

Also Read: Best homemade gelato machines of 2022 for Authentic Italian Gelato!


Also Read: How to Make Authentic Italian Gelato at Home - A Detailed, Step-by-Step Recipe


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