Gelato is essentially Italian ice cream. In Italian, “gelato” means “frozen,” and the plural of gelato is gelati. Many people think gelato is made with or from gelatin, but that is a common misconception. The basic ingredients are milk, sugar, and flavorings.
In America, a frozen dessert has to have at least 10% butter fat to be labeled “ice cream;” most ice cream actually has 18-20% butter fat. Gelato, on the other hand, does not have that high or specific of requirements and, thus, is healthier than ice cream. Typical cream-based gelato contains from 4-8% fat, and the water-based fruit gelato flavors such pineapple, lemon, mango, and watermelon (among others) have zero grams of fat!
Recent studies have shown that the human body is able to metabolize gelato better than ice cream!
Our gelato is made on-site daily! Our specially-trained employees begin the process of making the gelato at 8 a.m. each morning so all the different flavors will be ready when Terra Mia opens at 11 a.m.
We make 25 different gelato flavors, but only 12 of them are out at any given time. We rotate them daily, so make sure you come back to try our entire assortment of refreshing flavors!