How To Spot Good Quality Gelato
Summer in Italy means gelato once a day at the very least, but not all gelato is created equal. We bring you the best tips for spotting top-quality gelato
- and how to know when to walk away. However, Italy doesn't regulate how terms like 'gelato' and 'artisanal' are used, so it can be tough for the uninitiated tourist to distinguish between the truly good stuff and the cheap imitations.
Lids are always a good sign, as it shows the gelato is being carefully kept at the right temperatures
- and that the gelateria is respected enough that it doesn't need to draw in customers with bright colors and fancy decorations.
Remember how a key difference between gelato and ice cream was that the former has less air
and a denser texture
. This can help you identify the real stuff in a shop.
Fresh, natural ingredients
are a "prerequisite for quality", and that all Italian gelaterias are required to display their ingredients.
that are out of season show that they probably aren't using fresh ingredients. In a good gelateria, you won't find any fruit
that can't also be found at local market stalls that month.
Now find out the quality gelatos and enjoy its fruit “Taste of Happiness”