It all comes down to three factors: fat, air, and serving temperature.
Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. It starts out with a similar custard base as "ice cream", but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned as a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the Gelato denser than ice cream.
Gelato is served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream, so its texture stays silkier and softer. Because it has lower percentage of fat than ice cream, the main flavour ingredient really shines through.
Drop by for your favourite flavour - we serve local PEC made Gelato!
- Fruit water based
- Dairy free
- Vegan (soy)
- Gluten Free (GF)
*Served by cup, waffle cone, GF cone, or milkshake
The Bean Counter Cafe & Bakery
Fresh + Locally Made
What is the difference between Gelato and Ice Cream?
Introducing Affogato Amore! Affogato means "drowned" in Italian or "drowned in coffee". It's our medium sized gelato with a shot of locally roasted espresso poured over top - a decadent coffee float! Made with love only at The Bean Counter Cafe.