Italian Gelato OR Italian Ice??

By LJP . Created on Sep 04, 2020
“Gelato” means “ice cream” in Italian. Gelato contains less milk and has less air churned into it during freezing, which makes its texture denser. “Italian Ice” is a frozen or semi-frozen sweetened treat made with fruit/natural/artificial flavor. Do you like one over the other?
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Italian Gelato

Italian Gelato

Italian Ice

Italian Ice

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Chuck said a week ago
Ice cream; these above choices are nothing but frozen sewage!!
Joseph said 3 weeks ago
Love them both. For health reasons I am not able to eat Gelato here in America but when I go back to Italy for some reason I can eat it there with no breathing problems. You have some way cool polls...I'm gonna have to come back to answer them all but I wanted to thank you for the lead on Tattoo Artists' contacts. I will check that out now for sure, I live about 40 minutes from there. Thanks again so much.
Italian Gelato
LJP said 3 weeks ago
Thanks Joseph :) You’re welcome! Stay safe :)
Deborah said 3 weeks ago
I really like both I like to eat the Italian ice on a really hot day because it’s icy and juicy where as the Italian gelato is more of an indulgent treat 🙂
Italian Gelato
pjv5119 said 4 weeks ago
I like both but gelato is not widely available where I live
Italian Ice
Linny said 4 weeks ago
Love Italian ice, especially lemon
Italian Gelato
Kim Nguyen said 4 weeks ago
I choose Italian Gelato. For reasons, it fesh, nice decor, and real taste!!!. Soooo goood!!!😜😜
Marcus H said 4 weeks ago
In both cases (milk content aside) there's nothing substantial original to differentiate 'Italian' ice cream from any other kind. Dairy fat (the 'cream' part of ice cream), sugar, salt and the quality of the natural flavors differentiate quality, and there's nothing special about ice cream branded 'Italian'.
Italian Gelato
LJP said 4 weeks ago
Haha no one said it was better. No one said anything about Italian branded. Gelato means Ice Cream in Italian, it also means Frozen. There are many ice creams of the world : Mexico- Nieve de Garrafa (Mexican ice cream/sorbet), Japan-Mochi ice cream, India- Kulfi, Iran-Faloodeh & more :) You didn’t pick either one, maybe you don’t like none. No problem Sir :)
Marcus H said 4 weeks ago
Actually, the only two answers are explicitly branded 'Italian', implying either something uniquely Italian about them (there isn't) or simple pretension. Furthermore; the fact that I pointed it out doesn't logically suggest that I don't like ice-cream or sorbet; simply that the Italian offerings are NOT better.
Ignacio said 4 weeks ago
lactose intolerant and can’t have dairy products
Italian Gelato
LJP said 4 weeks ago
Your option is Italian Ice for non-dairy :)