Our Gelato

Gelato is an age-old delicacy that dates back thousands of years with the very first frozen dessert made from snow and ice brought down from mountain tops and preserved below ground in ancient Egypt. Italy joined the culture of serving frozen desserts when the Romans began the ritual of covering ice from the volcanoes Etna and Vesuvius with honey and enjoying them as a sweet treat. It was during the Italian Renaissance when the great tradition of Italian Gelato began. The famed Medici family in Florence sponsored a contest, searching for the greatest frozen dessert. A man named Ruggeri, a chicken farmer and cook in his spare time, took part in the competition. Ruggeri’s tasty frozen dessert of sweet fruit juice and ice (similar to today’s Sorbet) won the coveted award, which immediately put Ruggeri in the spotlight. The news of Ruggeri’s talent travelled quickly and Caterina de Medici took Ruggeri with her to France. Caterina was convinced that only he could rival the fine desserts of French chefs – and had to make his specialty at her wedding to the future King of France.

Gelato History

In the late 1500s, the Medici family commissioned famous artist and architect Bernardo Buontalenti to prepare a beautiful feast for the visiting King of Spain. Using his culinary skills to present an elaborate and visually pleasing display, Buontalenti presented the King of Spain with a creamy frozen dessert that we now call Gelato. Buontalenti is considered the inventor of Gelato. Later, in 1686, the Sicilian fisherman Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli perfected the first ice cream machine but the popularity of Gelato among larger shares of the population only increased in the 1920s to 1930s in the northern Italian city of Varese, where the first Gelato cart was developed.

WHAT IS GELATO DIVINO?

Gelato Divino’s Authentic Italian ice-cream is produced fresh on daily basis in every countries’ own fully HACCP certified production facility. This is the key to Gelato Divino’s success, that we produce the Gelato fresh everywhere in the world.

Our signature recipes for gelato, which translated from Italian means “ice-cream” but is very different from ice-cream, use only natural ingredients and is prepared with less air and fat than commercial ice-cream. Till today the base ingredients of our Gelato come from the home-town of Gelato Divino, Alba in Italy!

Our specialized chefs can create over 150 different flavors of Gelato with almost any ingredients, even special ones like Ginger, Lemongrass or Parmesan Cheese! Gelato Divino is the perfect dessert after any meal and is also a wonderful snack at any time of the day. Our fresh heavenly delights are guaranteed to put a smile on your face with every single delicious bite!

There are many health benefits of Gelato in comparison to traditional ice-cream and our Gelato Divino specifically has got the following health benefits:

  • 100% vegetarian as we do not use eggs in our gelato recipe.
  • 100% Halal.
  • No added fat and it naturally contains 50% less fat than commercial ice-cream brands.
  • We use only low-fat fresh milk for our Gelato.

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    All our ingredients are fresh and natural including plenty of fresh fruit particularly in our sorbets and real nuts from the rolling hills of the Piemonte region in Italy.