A rainbow of beautiful, towering peaks fills our gelato case. Each fantastic flavor is spun daily by our gelato maestro according to authentic Italian recipes and methods. The result is a magically creamy, intensely flavored treat with less than half the fat and calories of premium ice cream.
People often ask us what the difference is between ice cream and gelato. Traditional Italian gelato is denser than American-style ice cream. American ice cream is up to 50% air. Our gelato is around 12% air. Less air means more deliciousness and that density is what makes those whimsical twirls possible. Gelato is also served at a higher temperature, about 12 degrees versus 10 below for a typical American ice cream freezer, so you taste the flavor of our gelato better, since flavors and perfumes are more pronounced at warmer temperatures.
Sugarland makes a traditional Northern Italian style gelato that has a base of fresh local whole milk and pure cane sugar. Using milk instead of cream means that our gelato has only 5 to 8% fat and 130-150 calories in most of our milk-based flavors. Premium ice creams and "enriched" gelato recipes have up to 30 percent fat and can have added corn syrup, gelatin, and hydrogenated fats added as texture improvers. Our fruit flavors, known as sorbetti, are water-based and vegan friendly. They average only about 90 calories a serving!
If you want a little kick to your frozen treat, ask us about our frozen martinis , all made fresh with our fantastic gelato. Or try a delicious affogato, gelato with a shot of espresso.
Check out this video from Fox 8 in Cleveland about how we make our fabulous gelato!