Genuine Gelato
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Americans might be excused for thinking that gelato is simply the Italian word for ice cream. After all, in a land with a severe shortage of real, quality gelato, American companies have for decades been using the label on products called gelato that are merely ice cream. But disabuse yourself of that misconception. True gelato, relying solely on natural flavors, is an elegant frozen expression that is creamier and more intense than commercial ice cream can hope to be. While gelato has far less butterfat and uses more milk and less cream, the foremost differentials are air and temperature. The real McCoy has about 70 percent less air than ice cream, making it denser. …
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