Do you prefer ice cream or gelato?
In Trpanj we only get ice cream. My favorite afternoon nap combination is a book, coffee and ice cream at Mojito café.
What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?
We’re entering high season for frozen treats! Truthfully, we’ll eat most of these no matter what name they go by, but is there really a difference between ice cream and gelato? Or is gelato just a fancier name for regular ole’ ice cream?
Ice Cream: Fat and Fluffy
Ice cream is a frozen dairy dessert made of milk, cream, sugar, and (typically) egg yolks. Traditionally, French-style ice cream contained egg yolks and was richer than American-style ice cream, which didn’t initially contain eggs. However, American ice cream has now evolved to also include the yolks.
The ingredients in ice cream are first cooked together into a rich custard. After the custard base is cooled, it’s churned at a fairly high speed to incorporate air and increase its volume (cheaper ice creams tends to have more air whipped into them).
Ice cream is served at a fairly cold temperature that makes scoops hold together, and the finished product is smooth, light-textured, and creamy.
Gelato: Dense and Intense
Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. It starts out with a similar custard base as ice cream, but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned at a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato denser than ice cream.
Gelato is served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream, so its texture stays silkier and softer. Because it has a lower percentage of fat than ice cream, the main flavor ingredient really shines through.
Above text originally appeared at http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-between-ice-cream-and-gelato-word-of-mouth-119657
a test: the pictures in the top are showing portions of ice cream and gelato. Could you gues which on is gelato?
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