Sorbet and gelato have less than half the fat than ice cream. This is one of my favorites - raspberry and lemon sorbet.
This is my first posting about dessert. I love to cook but I'm not a baker. With baking you have to be very precise with measurements or you end up with a disaster. Cooking is a lot freer. It's been difficult for me to write out recipes because I usually just do things by eyeing them - a pinch here, a dash there.
Gelato has a wide variety of intense flavorsOn top of all that - I'm not really a cookies or cake person - my go-to dessert was always ice cream. Until that fateful trip to Napoli and I had my first gelato. Gelato is a lot denser than ice cream and the flavors more intense. Plus - gelato is lower in fat than ice cream. In fact, it has half the fat of ice cream - about 6 or 7 percent. Ice cream is 12 - 18% fat. To be considered ice cream in the USA it has to have at least 10% butter fat. The fruit based gelatos have less than 1% fat. That's why gelato (which is Italian for ice cream) can't be called ice cream.
So the next time you're looking for a tasty dessert mangia on gelato! It's healthier than ice cream and, in my humble opinion, offers much better texture and flavors.