Attention gelato lovers! Looking for new ways to enjoy the beloved Italian take on ice cream? While excellent on its own, gelato in Italy can also be served with a variety of other food! Discover five of our favourite ways to pair gelato with our guide below.
Make a Bombolone Or Brioche Sandwich
You might have had an ice cream sandwich before, but what about with gelato? In Sicilia, a traditional summertime treat is a brioche con gelato, an Italian-style croissant cut in half and filled with one or two – or sometimes even three – scoops of gelato. A variation of this is with a bombolone, a cream-filled doughnut coated in sugar.
Can't decide? Try them both! We won't judge.
Serve It With Wafer
With its added crunch and delicate crisp bite, a wafer spoon is a truly tasty way to enjoy gelato. Did we mention it's also environmentally-friendly? Try pairing your next gelato with Loacker's selection of crispy wafer cookies. Trust us: two treats are better than one!
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It might sound strange at first, but a drizzle of high-quality extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar atop a simple fior di latte gelato is absolutely divine. When it comes to olive oil, the subtle nuances of the fruity and peppery flavours provide a wonderful backdrop for creamy gelato. As for balsamic vinegar, stick to the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar or a balsamic glaze, such as Saba, which offers more contrasting flavours that are deep, complex, and sometimes even caramel-like.
When you can't decide between a coffee or a sweet treat, affogato is your answer! Simply pour a fresh shot of espresso over your choice of gelato and enjoy. An affogato or more traditionally known as "affogato al caffe" is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of fior di latte or vanilla gelato or ice cream topped or "drowned" with a shot of hot espresso.
Adorn with Seasonal Fruits
You can't go wrong here. In the summer, top your favorite gelato with fresh peaches and blueberries. In the spring, try it with strawberries, and in the fall and winter, go for spiced apples or pears.