What Makes Gelato Different?
Gelato is a creamy low-fat ice cream style product. The United States Department of Agriculture requires frozen confections labeled "ice cream" to contain a minimum of 10% butterfat. Fat is what gives typical American ice cream its smooth texture.
It also gives cardiologists lots of material for sermons on the leading causes of heart disease. Since true gelato is under 8% fat (ours is 7%) we call it frozen dessert to make the USDA happy. When you don't have fat masking the overall flavor, the truly intense flavor of the gelato comes screaming through with every lick.