Gellato v. Ice Cream: Which is better for you?

  • auryn

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    Aug 16, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    I typically only eat Breyer's Ice Cream or gellato and I'm finally asking what's the difference and which is better.

    Just had two scoops of gellato for $3.50. Is it really worth that much?



    (It's hot, I'm bored, and I don't feel like searching the internets.)
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    Aug 16, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    Gelato is made with milk instead of cream, so it has less fat. Yum.
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    Aug 16, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    Accually Gelato has more ggs, which is what ives it it's unique texture, I would say both are about the same. Plus Gelato usually ahs mroe sugar, You'd be better off with a sorbet. Fat is Fat and that is that folks.

    1g fat= 9kcal
    1g sugar= 4kcal
  • CAtoFL

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    Aug 16, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    Um, neither.
  • MuslDrew

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    Aug 16, 2008 4:11 AM GMT
    If i'm going to cheat, I'm going with ice cream or gelato. Love em both. I'm not a sorbet guy.
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    Aug 16, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    Ah hah, a spin on the subject [of cheating our healthy menus]. What about Frozen Yogurt? I prefer the Healthy Choice Bars - 100 calorie/ 1.5 gram of fat. But, if I had to choose, I'd say Gelato...Pistachio Gelato at Central Market in Dallas, specifically. It's delish!

    But, Frozen Yogurt is much better and tasty to boot.
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    Aug 16, 2008 5:52 AM GMT
    I dunno, but if you go to a gelato stand and ask for "a scoop of that ice cream," you can witness the most pretentious fury.
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    Aug 16, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI dunno, but if you go to a gelato stand and ask for "a scoop of that ice cream," you can witness the most pretentious fury.


    lol, same thing that happens when you order a MEDIUM COFFEE at starbucks..
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    Aug 16, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
    Just go for the gelato, you'll eat less and can feel superior to others.
  • metlboy

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    Aug 18, 2008 7:33 PM GMT
    Gelato usually has less fat than ice cream, but be sure you portion control! Ice cream has "overrun" which is incorporated air, and gelato usually does not. That means that the same volume of gelato will actually be a lot more since there's little to no air in it. (But the lack of air can also make it taste richer, so it may be more satisfying.)
  • auryn

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    Aug 18, 2008 11:11 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the replies on this fellas. Maybe I'll force myself to walk to the frozen yogurt place on the next hot day. I don't eat the stuff that often, but when I want to indulge I usually go for the gelato because it's right across the street from the gym I go to.

    Good to know that I'm saving myself from a little fat, at least. Until I get rid of the pig nipples, I should watch my fat intake a lot better.
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    Aug 19, 2008 9:04 AM GMT
    Gelato gets my vote. The best I have found is in on Castro in San Francisco.
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    Aug 28, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    Greygull saidAccually Gelato has more ggs, which is what ives it it's unique texture, I would say both are about the same. Plus Gelato usually ahs mroe sugar, You'd be better off with a sorbet. Fat is Fat and that is that folks.

    1g fat= 9kcal
    1g sugar= 4kcal


    actually the texture is due to the blending cycle. No air is incorporated into the mix which gives it its smooth texture. The eggs help but not nearly as much.

    Though I love ice cream gelato is so much more satisying, which allows me to eat less of it.

    Another thing you can do is make your own. With the amount of gelato and ice cream we go through at my house Ill be buying a good machine.