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Gelato vs. Ice Cream: What’s the Difference? | FN Dish – Food Network Blog

No, gelato and ice cream aren’t the same thing. Here are a few key differences.

Gelato, that Italian dessert staple, is gaining U.S. fans, with sales hitting an estimated $214 million in 2014, an $11 million increase from 2009, and driving growth in the frozen dairy dessert market. But did you ever wonder what the difference is between ice cream and gelato — or if it’s just a matter of semantics and a higher price point?

In fact, gelato is really quite distinct from ice cream, NPR’s The Salt blog notes. Citing gelato expert and author Morgan Morano, writer Linda Poon sketches out a few key differences:

  • Creaminess
  • Ingredients
  • Butterfat, Air and Flavor
  • Temperature
  • Serving Style

Read More on these key differences from the Experts at Food Network: Gelato vs. Ice Cream: What’s the Difference? | FN Dish – Food Network Blog

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