TIP OF THE DAY: “Fruitcake” Ice Cream For Christmas

It’s easy to make “fruitcake ice cream” Photo courtesy Vivolo.it.   This photo from Italian gelato maker Vivolo inspired a recipe idea: Serve “fruitcake” ice cream/gelato for Christmas. Start with vanilla ice cream. You can soften it and mix in the ingredients (and return to the freezer to harden), or simply top the ice cream,…
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COOKING VIDEO: Giada Di Laurentiis Makes Affogato, An Italian Sundae

  Italians love their gelato. And they love their espresso. They combine both into an affogato (ah-foe-GOT-toe). Affogato is a coffee lover’s delight. It’s a scoop (or more) of vanilla gelato, topped with a shot of hot espresso. In Italian, the word means “drowned.” You can drown the gelato further with a flavored syrup or…
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TREND: Popbar Custom Ice Cream Pops

Our favorite: pistachio gelato dipped indark chocolate and rolled in crushedpistachios. Photo courtesy Popbar.   Food on a stick is fun. Ice cream pops were a favorite treat of our childhood. So we’re happy that a Popbar opened in our town, serving gelato, frozen yogurt or sorbet on a stick. An idea imported from Italy,…
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PRODUCT: Paciugo Gelato

If there’s a Paciugo Gelato near you, you may want to head over for a few scoops and see why the readers of DMagazine in Dallas chose it as “Best Gelato.” Christina and Ugo Ginatta and their son Vincenzo moved from Turin, Italy to Dallas, where they started the city’s first gelato caffè in 2000.…
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