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Gelato or ice cream. What's your choice ?

emglow101 Sep 16, 2013 09:29 PM

I like the texture of gelato better than ice cream.So it's gelato for me. What's the difference for you.Taste ,textue,something else. For super market brand I like Talenti gelato. And your choice is ?

  1. ipsedixit Sep 16, 2013 09:45 PM

    Ceteris paribus, it's definitely gelato over ice cream.

    But I would only buy gelato from a gelateria, never prepackaged from a market.

    If I'm buying prepackaged frozen treats then it's ice cream.

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      emglow101 Sep 16, 2013 09:58 PM

      I would do the same. No gelaterias where I live. I have had the gelato in Rome and in Florence. Sigh.

      1. re: ipsedixit
        ttoommyy Sep 17, 2013 04:16 AM

        Gelato from a real gelateria, my homemade gelato or ice cream, ice cream made fresh from an ice cream parlor, though I am not really an ice cream fan as I've gotten older. That is my order of preference.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          treb Sep 18, 2013 06:59 AM

          My fav places are in Italy at getateria's. However, I've gotten some excellent gelato at Costco's food court, can you believe that!

        2. WhatsEatingYou Sep 17, 2013 06:49 AM

          I think I like the taste and initial texture of gelato more than ice cream, but once it starts to melt it becomes a drippy mess.
          I really prefer frozen yogurt!

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          1. re: WhatsEatingYou
            ttoommyy Sep 17, 2013 10:54 AM

            "but once it starts to melt it becomes a drippy mess."

            Even in a "coppa" (cup), which is the ONLY way to eat gelato? Alos, if you are allowing gelato to melt, you are not eating it fast enough! lol :)

          2. carolinadawg Sep 17, 2013 10:56 AM

            Not a choice I can make...I like them both!

            1. PotatoHouse Sep 17, 2013 04:20 PM


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                Jerseygirl111 Sep 17, 2013 10:23 PM

                I cannot tell the difference, but I do tend to stick with premium ice creams. Isn't there more sugar in gelato?

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                1. re: Jerseygirl111
                  westsidegal Sep 18, 2013 01:12 AM

                  dunno about the sugar, but there definitely is more saturated fat in premium ice cream than in gelato.

                  1. re: westsidegal
                    ttoommyy Sep 18, 2013 04:00 AM


                  2. re: Jerseygirl111
                    ttoommyy Sep 18, 2013 04:01 AM

                    Gelato is also kept at a higher temperature which accounts for its softer texture. I never heard anything about it having more sugar, but as it is eaten in a less frozen state, it may taste sweeter.

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                    treb Sep 18, 2013 06:57 AM

                    I like gelato for it's smooth texture.

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