When in Italy go Gelato

Ice Cream Dessert
Ice Cream Dessert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gelato (Italian pronunciation: [dʒeˈlaːto]; plural: gelati) is the Italian word for ice cream, derived from the Latin word “gelātus.” (meaning frozen). Gelato is made with milkcream, various sugars, and flavoring such as fresh fruit and nut purees.[1]

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I don’t know if icecream was first invented in Italy but Gelato definitely was!! And what a concoction it is pure cream, sugar and flavouring served in just the melt in your mouth creamy way equally enjoyable in the summer as in the winter.

There are many places that claim to serve the best Gelato in Milan and each person probably has his favourite Gelataria which serves his favourite gelato. For Gelato means big business and there are at least four Gelataria in every street!

You can make out how popular a gelataria is by the lines waiting outside. If there are people waiting then surely they’re on to a good thing. Go in and experience for yourself the magic of a Gelato
The Gelato is served in a cup or as a cone so you can ask for a cono gelato or a coppa or a coppetta the coppetta being smaller than the coppa. Also make sure you ask for a small serving for that is really big enough for one because the Gelato is not served as one scoop but two. And surprise, if this is not sinful enough, you can choose two different flavours for the two different scoops.

It is no wonder then that having Gelato is no easy task. You have to come armed with the knowledge of exactly what you want to order for within minutes there is a big line waiting for you.

We were strolling down Porta Venezia when we came across this brightly lit sign announcing GROM one of the premier Gelataria of Milan.

So we walked inside and confidently asked for two small cones and a large cup and after paying, we were stuck! We just didn’t know which of the flavours to choose from. The best choices would be however a dark chocolate with either a pistachio or mint but if you are more adventurous you could try and mix some of the more unusual ones like watermelon icecream!

For those who already Gelato’d out, you could try their sorbets, granitas ( slushes), yogurts or yes…… hot chocolate!

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