Gelato differs from ice-cream in that it's made with a greater proportion of milk to cream, which yields a softer, more flavorful, and often times, less fattening experience than ice-cream (although,the amount of air whipped into ice-cream can make a difference too). You really can't go wrong with Gelato, and for scorching weather, it's a slightly more refreshing option than it's heavier sibling, ice-cream.
I recently bought a pint of the award winning Ciao Bella Tahitian Vanilla gelato. It had little black vanilla bean specks that immediately enchanted me. A few spoonfuls in and I completely peaced out. I simply relaxed into a calm daze, with eyes half closed, and reveled in the wonder that is great vanilla gelato.. ((Happy Sigh)). I recommend letting your pint sit out a bit to achieve the perfectly soft consistency that you see in Gelaterias across Italy.
A strong 5 Cherries for Ciao Bella Gelato- Bravo!
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