…we all scream for gelato ??? Doesn’t have the same ring does it? If you have ever traveled to Europe you will know that gelato is WAY better than ice cream. It is cool, refreshing and it usually comes in tangy fruit flavours. I have been drooling lately as a few bloggers have mentioned eating gelato in Europe. I am so jealous… until I found my own little shop within walking distance!
Living in Canada can be just as good as travelling the world at times since so many different nationalities make up our country. Within a short block radius you can often find a variety of cuisines stretching from Greek, Italian, Chinese and Vietnamese. Head to larger cities and your variety and choices increase exponentially. Toronto even hosts many little towns within its metropolis with Little Italy, Greek Town and China Town to name just a few.
Smaller towns sometimes surprise you with little hidden gems. Since returning to Canada for the summer we are staying at my brother’s. I went out walking to explore and happened upon a little gelato place. The next night we returned money in hand to try out the yummy treat. The place was quiet and looked new, but the near empty tubs showed business had been good. It was tastefully decorated and a large display case housed a variety of (16) flavours. The hardest part was which one to try first? Prices on the wall indicated small, medium and large and regular or premium. Two small cups set us back nearly $7 (must have had the premium 😉 ), but were worth it for the homemade natural goodness.
I tried raspberry and John mango, both delicious and very fruity. According to their Facebook page there are different flavours that we didn’t see, so they must mix things up on occasion. Looking through the Facebook page again I see that they have 237 different flavours to tantalize the pallet. Yum! Flavours include hazelnut, coconut, banana, pistachio and a variety of chocolate kinds. That will keep us coming back for more; definitely a place we will see again. If you are in Fonthill be sure to keep an eye out for Gelato Village. What flavour do you want to try?
What is your favourite summer treat?
Stay tuned… lots to write about and time to do it 😉
ps thanks Jo for asking what the difference between ice cream and gelato was… after looking it up on a few websites I found that gelato has less fat 3-5% less than ice cream. Additionally it is whipped less, so not as hard, or as much air as ice cream. Plus it is served warmer than ice cream. All these coat the mouth differently and gives it a different flavour. Another note I found gelato was used to cleanse the pallet between courses. Interesting… learn some thing new everyday. 😉