Gelato, an Italian ice cream made from milk and sugar combined with high-end flavorings, is the perfect alternative to ice cream on a hot summer day.  Like high end ice cream, gelato generally has less than 35% air, resulting in an extremely flavorful product.  Gelato is stored at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream.  It melts in your mouth quickly which results in fuller flavor faster.

Good gelato is made with real fruit and does not have the appearance of artificial colors.  Some possible flavors include hazelnut, chocolate, fresh fruit and pistachio.  Milk-based gelato contains one-third the fat when compared to ice cream and less sugar.  When you replace the milk with water, you create sorbet.  Traditionally gelato hails from northern Italy, and sorbet from the warmer southern Italy.  According to some reports, Italy has over 35,000 gelato shops, or gelatorias, in a country the size of Arizona with a ratio of one shop to every 2,000 people!  While not to this caliber, gelato is gaining popularity in the United States, with gelato cafes sprouting up in many locations.  Delco Foods carries a number of  gelatos and sorbets to satisfy all your needs.

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