It’s definitely been a while, but hello again and welcome back to reading my words about random food places. Don’t worry I still love food and writing about it. So this week, getting ready for the blazing heat of summer in southern California, I wanted to talk about ice cream. But not just ice cream, frozen yogurt! No, wait… Gelato!! Gelato is more special than plain ice cream or froyo, it’s Italian. We’re very culturally diverse here.
The main difference between ice cream and Gelato is the name, as Gelato is basically ice cream in Italian. But, besides that the way Gelato is made is much healthier than the way ice cream is made, well as much as Gelato can be healthy. Gelato is made with about 25% less butterfat, the worst part of ice cream. It is also made with real fruits, nuts, and chocolates, not any of the syrups or chemically made ingredients that bigger food chains use for ice cream. It’s also made at about 15 degrees lower than ice cream, making it a bit more soft serve and faster melting in your mouth, having the flavor hit you immediately.
Now that you know the background of Gelato, you gotta find a place to go! There’s this little hole-in-the-wall shop in Huntington Beach near FVHS Mangiamo Gelato Cafee by Yelp.com called Mangiamo Gelato Caffe. It’s a tiny and super cute place that has a bunch of flavors, all with these vibrant and delicious looking colors. They even have a mystery flavor every week! This week it was birthday, super yummy! They also serve it in this tiny cup with a neon color flat spoon, even better for scooping this soft-hard Gelato.
So, if you’re having a hot day and you need to cool down, go down to Mangiamo Gelato Caffe and try some Gelato! It’s super yummy and never lets me down. The flavor of Gelato just tastes smoother and seems to last longer in your mouth, making you want more! Careful not to eat too much for that summer bod. Until next time!