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A Whole Lotta Gelatta, er, Gelato

Ah, gelato. Despite the fact that this Italian innovation is made from more-or-less the same ingredients as ice cream, there’s a less-is-more brilliance about it. It’s an equation in which less butterfat, less sugar, and less air somehow equate to an even more insanely satiating, and arguably superlative, if not soulful, experience than ice cream. And although there are fewer flavors of gelato than of ice cream, those that do exist are, we dare say, far more refined. Whether you consider this an Italian paradox or just plain summer serendipity, what’s stopping you?

Here are just a few of our favorites.


Cinnamon Gelato

Mango Gelato

Florentine Rice Gelato

 


Custard Gelato

Pistachio Gelato

Amaretto Poached-Pear Gelato

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