Gelato is a classic Italian ice cream that is enjoying a major moment of popularity right now. The traditional dessert has updated itself to fit the modern tastes of foodies around the world, and people are taking notice. Gone are the days of only being able to choose between chocolate and vanilla (no offense to chocolate and vanilla). Now, there is a wide range of new gelato supplies and flavors to get excited about. Here are some of the most unique gelato flavors you need to try.
What is it about mangoes that makes everything amazing? The sweet fruit has become one of the most popular fruits in the Western world over the past few years. Of course, this is no surprise to people in places like India. Mangoes are the most commonly found fruit in many parts of the world. In either case, whether you consider mangoes to be exotic or not, everyone agrees mango gelato hits all the right buttons. The sweet fruit flavour washes over your tongue as the gelato slowly melts in your mouth. If you’re drooling right now, don’t worry — you aren’t alone.
Nuts have always been common in gelato. Aside from chocolate and vanilla, nut flavors were the most popular choices for gelato lovers. However, the perfect combination of maple and walnut is a flavor usually associated with regular ice cream. Now, the sweet and savory taste has made its way to the gelato family. Much like gelato, maple-flavored everything seems to be enjoying a boost in popularity lately. Some stores are even carrying maple water. This seems like the perfect time for maple and gelato to come together.
It’s hard to escape the popularity of coconut these days. Coconut water is the new great sports drink. People are putting coconut oil in their coffee. People are even using coconut oil as mouthwash! We’re not so sure about that last one… But we do know that coconut gelato is a match made in heaven! The sweet, comforting flavor of coconut pairs perfectly with the smoothness of a scoop of gelato.
A s’more is the perfect combination of three amazing flavors: chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker. This classic camping treat can also be enjoyed as gelato. Plus, unlike enjoying a s’more by the campfire, there’s no risk of burning yourself while eating gelato. A sweet treat like a s’more is the perfect flavor to pair with the thick texture of gelato. Best of all, there’s no need to build a campfire or go out into the woods.
If you have ever been faced with the choice of enjoying a Snickers bar or a bowl of gelato, you’ll be glad to know that now you can have both. Snickers-inspired gelato is a treat for the tastebuds: thick gelato flavored with the taste of the candy bar you know and love. Nougat, caramel, peanuts, and chocolate are the only things you need to make a tasty gelato treat that might disappear in a single sitting. Maybe invite a friend over if you’re counting calories.
Is there anything better than a fresh-baked pan of brownies? Actually, there is. Crumble up those brownie pieces and mix them into a gelato recipe that satisfies your craving for sweet baked goods. Nothing beats biting into a soft chunk of brownie as the tasty gelato melts in your mouth. Once you have this, you might never see dessert the same way again.
Citrus and dairy are usually two things people try to keep apart. Not this time. The sourness of key lime combines perfectly with the sweetness of gelato. If you’re a fan of key lime pie, then key lime gelato is a definite “must-try.” If you’re going for a key lime pie experience then be sure to add in some graham crackers as well to complete the flavor.
Caramelized Banana Pecan
Caramelized bananas are a popular topping to put onto a scoop of ice cream. But why stop there? Mix caramelized bananas and pecans into vanilla gelato for a sweet and savory treat that literally melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more after each bite.
Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter
Chocolate and peanut butter goes together like… Well, chocolate and peanut butter! It’s no coincidence that some of the most popular candies of all time combine the two flavors. And you’ll be happy to know they work together just as well in a tasty gelato treat. If you really want to take things up a notch, instead of chocolate chips and peanut butter, mix in a package of peanut butter cups.