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Gelato (plural: gelati) is an Italian ice cream made with milk, cream, various sugars, and flavoring such as fresh fruit and nut purees.

The history of gelato dates back to frozen desserts served in ancient Rome and Egypt made from snow and ice brought down from mountaintops and preserved below ground. Bernardo Buontalenti ( a cook native of florance ,Italy) is credited to the invention of modern ice cream in 1565. A Sicilian fisherman Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli perfected the first ice cream machine in 1686.

Making gelato is similar to making ice cream. The mixture for gelato is typically prepared using a hot process first, where the sugars need to dissolve. White base is heated to 85 °C (185 °F) completing a pasteurization program. The hot process to make chocolate gelato is essentially the same for conventional ice cream, and depending on recipes, it is meant to be traditionally flavored with cocoa powder and cocoa butter.

The gelato mix is often then aged for several hours for the milk proteins to hydrate, or bind, with water in the mix. This hydration reduces the size of the ice crystals, making a smoother texture in the final product.

Unlike most commercial ice creams in the world, from a process point of view, gelato is typically frozen very quickly in individual small batches while the conventional ice cream is frozen with a continuous assembly line freezer.

Churning during the freezing process incorporates air into the mix making it lighter. The added air is called overrun. The overrun in gelato is generally 20–35%. The gelato lower overrun (compared to ice cream) results in a more expensive, denser product and with more intense flavors.

Gelato is typically flavored with fresh fruit purees, cocoa and/or nut pastes. If other ingredients such as chocolate flakes, nuts, small confections, cookies, or biscuits are added, they are added after the gelato is frozen. Gelato made with fresh fruit, sugar, and water and without dairy ingredients is sorbet.

Located in Mombasa, a town known for its history, beaches and tranquility, we create magic at Italian-Gelati© to soothe the taste buds by the craft of Italian Ice cream making. Italian-Gelati© recreates the unique, authentic, passion and creativity in Kenya for which Italian dessert are known worldwide.
Started four years back with a humble beginning, Italian-Gelati© has earned a name for itself among the ice cream connoisseurs in Kenya with people keep coming back for more every time? It has made a niche for itself for being delicious, wholesome, rich & creamy unique to the brand.

Driven by Patrons and increasing demand by gelati lovers, Italian-Gelati is now embarking on expansion plans for enhanced production, wider product range and country wide presence of outlet franchise. At the same time Italian-Gelati© is now committed to the larger cause of education and enhancing competitiveness of Kenyan students for all the times to comeby sharing a part of sales (not profit) on each product.

We invite you to fall in love with italian –Gelati both by enjoying its rage of delights. We also invite franchise partners in Kenya to take Italian-Gelati to their city/town. We have set our eyes to pan Kenya presence of Italian-Gelati© and raring to go places. We are looking forward to passionate franchise partners to create and share success of Italian-Gealti©. For regular news,updates and offers on Italian-Gelati join us on facebook and follow on twitter.

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