One Mom's Moxie: Gelato is a Healthy Snack Alternative

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gelato is a Healthy Snack Alternative

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Gelato is a healthy alternative to ice cream and can be made at home. Although it is recommended to use an ice cream and gelato maker in the final churning process, the desired texture can be achieved by hand mixing. Supplies like gelato pan liners make storage easy and guarantee freshness.

What is Gelato?

Gelato is the Italian version of ice cream. This soft ice cream is made using the same ingredients of heavy cream, whole milk and different sugars. However, real fruit is used for flavor, and egg yolks may or may not be used depending on the recipe.. 

Gelato is Healthier Than Ice Cream

Ice cream is richer and creamier, but gelato is more flavorful. It is healthier than ice cream since it is lower in calories, sugar and fat. This is the result of a slower churning process that forces less air into the product. Ice cream is churned fast and produces more air creating more fat than gelato. The most common flavors are vanilla, chocolate, lemon, pistachio, hazelnut, strawberry or other fruit flavors using fresh fruit.

Easy and Fun to Make

This tasty treat is just as easy to make as ice cream. A basic recipe takes only approximately 20 minutes of preparation to mix the necessary ingredients and bring them to a boil. The blended ingredients are then either churned by hand or put in the appropriate appliance before being transferred to a pan for freezing.

Use Plastic Liners For Storage

Plastic liners are ideal for easy distribution to hungry mouths, and liners with lids are a space-saving method for storing in the freezer. Reusable liners save time and money for parents who make this frozen treat for their kids. Five liter pan liners store approximately 1.32 gallons of gelato. Other products that should be on hand are cups and lids, spoons and cone holders.

Gelato Products is an example of a company that provides affordable products for businesses and individuals creating this wonderful dessert. High quality supplies at affordable prices are delivered in a timely manner. Orders with no minimum requirements can be made online every hour and every day of the week.