When the flowers come out in spring, gelato parlours fill with people looking to enjoy a good hand-made gelato, to celebrate the arrival of the warmer weather.
Here are a few suggestions to help you come up with a great springtime hand-made gelato.
With its intense aroma, freshness and sweetness, the strawberry is a huge hit with consumers, used for making the most popular flavour of hand-made gelato. The ultimate spring treat, strawberries are perfect for making creams, sorbets, syrups, fruit juices, granitas and jams, or for decorating and garnishing cold dishes and desserts. A traditional flavour which combines perfectly with any other fruit flavours, but also with creamy hand-made gelato flavours.
Amarena or Sour Cherry
Fleshy and slightly bitter, the sour cherry comes from a different type of cherry tree: it is the fruit of the Wild Cherry, Prunus cerasus, a plant native to Asia Minor. With its deep red colour and smooth shiny skin, the sour cherry is a popular ingredient for making hand-made gelato during spring. A perfect companion for other fruit flavours, amarena is delicious whether enjoyed on its own, or else with added sour cherry syrup, but it combines perfectly with even the most delicate creamy gelato flavours.
Cool and refreshing, pears are a typical springtime fruit, used for making a hand-made gelato flavour that is unique and highly enjoyable for the true gelato aficionado. With its wealth of sugars and vitamins, pear is an unusual and very delicate flavour for the gelato parlour, which can be offered as an accompaniment for chocolate creations or for making delicious sorbets and frozen desserts.
An outstanding combination with fruit flavours, perfect with creamy hand-made gelatos as well as being delicious on its own, yogurt-flavoured hand-made gelato has become a mainstay of every gelato parlour. An excellent ingredient for making frozen desserts, milkshakes or original creations, great for making enticing decorations, yogurt-flavoured hand-made gelato is an excellent offering for the spring season.