Hand-made yogurt gelato is an increasingly popular gelato flavour: soft and creamy, with an irresistible flavour that is rich and natural at the same time, yogurt gelato has become one of the most sought-after flavours in recent times.
The origins of yogurt, though, date back to very ancient times, when Asian populations kept animal milk in sheepskins. Indeed, the name “yogurt” is derived from the Turkish word yoğurmak, which means “mix with a tool”, i.e. this thick, creamy mixture of fermented milk. Later on, it arrived in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin as populations migrated west or armies invaded. Now an essential ingredient in many recipes, yogurt is also used for making hand-made gelato.
Perfect for anyone who is conscious of their figure, hand-made yogurt gelato is a perfect low-calorie snack or light dessert, especially for those with a truly sweet tooth. Yogurt is derived from the fermentation of milk, so it is full of lactic acid bacteria and easily-digested proteins, making it a great help for sportsmen and women, teenagers undergoing physical development and slimmers.
A tasty gelato eaten just on its own, homemade yogurt gelato can also be customised with sugar crystals, chocolate chips, or fresh fruit. In addition, yogurt flavours combine perfectly with any other gelato flavour: with fruit gelatos, for those who prefer something more genuine and refreshing, or with cream or chocolate gelatos, for those with a sweeter tooth.