Gelato – Itaalia jäätis

  • Italian ice-cream


Da Vinci offers its customers genuine homemade Italian ice-cream (gelato). Da Vinci restaurants were among the first ones in Estonia who started making their own gelato in 2003. Our selection has 16 different flavours and there are always nearly 10 ice-creams of different taste we sell. We make all our ice-creams on site, thanks to which we can offer the best fresh product with the highest quality. We would especially like to bring out our pistachio ice-cream that has been our best-selling ice-cream for years.



“GELATO” on itaalia keeles jäätis, mida valmistatakse piimast, veest ja suhkrust ning kombineeritakse spetsiaalsete maitseainete ja värskete puuviljadega. Gelato on oma olemuselt kreemjas jäätis, milles puuduvad jääkristallid. Gelato on oluliselt tugevama maitsega kui Eestis müügil olevad tavalised jäätised.

Gelato is an Italian word and today everybody around the world refers to Italian ice-cream with exactly this word. Gelato comes from an Italian verb gelare which means to freeze. There are two ways gelato is made. One type of gelato is made with water, without dairy products. This is called sorbetto. Most fruity gelatos are made with water. The second type of Italian ice-cream is made with dairy products. This adds the ice-cream heartiness, and usually this type is used for making vanilla, chocolate, tiramisu etc. flavoured ice-cream.gelato

Gelato made with dairy products originates from Northern Italy, and water-based Italian ice-creams or sorbettos originate from the hot areas of Southern Italy. sorbetto‘d pärinevad Lõuna-Itaalia kuumadelt aladelt.

The dairy-based gelato is made of cow’s milk and it contains 4-8% fat. This number largely depends on the toppings (e.g. nuts increase fattiness).

Quality gelato contains quality raw materials, milk and water. Usually gelato is made using milk which contains 3—4% fat, sometimes cream is added to improve the texture. Unlike regular ice-creams, gelato ingredients are not homogenized and therefore it melts quicker than regular ice-cream.

Gelato is served at -15°C. It can be served immediately since it is easy to handle (gelato cannot be served when directly taken from the freezer where the temperature is -18°C or more since it freezes and is impossible to divide it into servings etc. Therefore, gelato is served half-frozen). Gelato is the best when it’s fresh and therefore we make new ice-cream every day to offer our customers the best gelato in Estonia.

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