Top-quality gelato is rich, creamy, and airier than ice cream. Find out where to get the best gelato near you, plus talk about tricks and recipes for replicating the frozen Italian dessert at home.

What Is the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?

In an ice cream vs gelato situation and we'd deem both winners, but when it comes to technicalities, what is the difference between ice cream and gelato? As summer approaches, the gradually warming...

Favorite Bay Area Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

What's good these days on the San Francisco Bay Area ice cream front? Through the pandemic I've noticed several new purveyors popping up, any that you recommend? Let's hear about start-ups as well ...

GIO Gelati | Cow Hollow - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

GIO (Gelato Italiano Originale) opened about six months ago on Union Street. With its own pasteurizer, GIO is making gelato from scratch using Clover milk and traditional recipes. Sorbetti are vega...

Curbside Dinners and Housemade Gelato at Rancho Cielo | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This summer I've had the opportunity to pick up curbside dinner and housemade gelato a couple times from the Drummond Culinary Academy at Rancho Cielo in Salinas. The meals are prepared by students...

Dolcezza Gelato at Whole Foods - any good??

by SarahM 1 year ago

I noticed a new gelato at Whole Foods (on sale!) with some great flavors (Berries and Mascarpone, Stratcciatella). Anyone try it yet?? Very curious. Not crazy about the addition of locust bean gum,...

Gelato & Cannele at Verjus | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Though yesterday's afternoon temperature didn't crack 70 degrees, a sidewalk table in the sun, protected from the breeze was a pleasasnt spot to enjoy some ice cream ending a day of errands in the ...

Favorite Bay Area ice creams and frozen treats this year (2020)?

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Are you venturing out to ice cream or paleta shops during these months of to-go dining? Personally, I’d love to hear about what’s open and particularly delicious in the East Bay, but please share a...

Paciugo Gelato | Hermosa Beach

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After eating mariscos, I always want something sweet. Following lunch at Coni' Seafood in January 2019, https://www.chowhound.com/post/coniseafood-2-people-1015906?commentId=10192045 , we headed to...

Yume Gelato | East Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In October a friend and I capped off our evening with a stop at Yume Gelato after dinner nearby at Origami. The shop had been open less than two months, offering housemade gelato, as well as tea an...

Gelato/ice cream

by Adele1958 1 year ago

I tried to make lemon gelato for the first time and it didn’t ticken, so can I reuse the mixture again? Or do I need to throw everything out? Thank you

Stracciatella Gelato

by awondrousthing 1 year ago

Can anyone suggest the best stracciatella (choc chip) gelato in LA area or mail order... I need a delivery for a Father’s Day gift. Thanks for any recommendations!

Gelato Granucci | Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Best thing I put in my mouth in my Fall 2019 visit to Palm Springs was Gelato Granucci's Lemon meringue cookie + Pistachio gelato single, $5.25. Intensely fruity/floral lemon woven with biscuity fl...

Favorite Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

July is National Ice Cream Month, a legacy of President Ronald Reagan, and 7/21/19 is National Ice Cream Day. Let's hear about new purveyors that have opened up plus your tried and true favorite...

Spoon tapered/slanted ergonomic to the lips

by carcassone 2 years ago

Not sure how to describe this but twice in Italy, I was given a spoon that is slanted/tapered in the mouthpiece such that it's ergonomic to the lips. I never used spoon like this before anywhere e...

Authentically Italian: Italian Brothers Bakery in SJ

by droolingdoggie 3 years ago

Finally, an Italian bakery + gelato shop + cafe + snack bar owned and run by Italians from Italy!!!! This place is a real gem on the corner of Meridian and San Carlos. Very close to the Meridian ex...

Where to get gelato?

by M Katz 19 years ago

Hi all... Was wondering if anyone can recommend some decent places to get gelato, particularly in the west side or south bay area. I used to *love* Ciao Livio on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, bu...

Favorite Ice Cream and Frozen Treats 2018

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 years ago

What’s new in great Bay Area ice cream and frozen treats? I haven’t sampled much yet this summer, but I did recently have a blueberry cobbler at À Coté in Oakland that was served with a memorable, ...

Twisted & Glazed, A Unique Donut Society | Paso Robles - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Driving through Paso Robles a year ago, we just had to stop at a place called Twisted & Glazed, A Unique Donut Society. A combination deli, coffee house, bakery and donut shop, it had been open for...

Venice - what am I missing? (And a night in Florence?)

by ponteuf 3 years ago

Hi all, headed to Venice in 2 weeks (!!). Staying in an apartment close to St Marks, we have three nights. After obsessive reading of this board, we've made two reservations, Alla Frasca and Osteri...

Swedish Scoops - now open in Pasadena!

by WildSwede 3 years ago

Swedish Scoops is now open in Old Town Pasadena. They are having a soft opening this weekend. I was lucky and got a sneak-peek as I just walked in on Thursday. Boy am I glad I did. They serve Swedi...