Gelato is a traditional frozen Italian dessert, akin to ice cream. It is generally higher in sugar than ice cream, lending it a slightly softer texture, but is generally lower in fat, thus gelato is a slightly healthier option. But you won’t be disappointed – it has all of the deliciousness of ice cream. It is also churned slower when made, meaning it contains less air, making this a creamy, flavorsome treat this summer season.
798 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
This true Atlantan company prides itself on having sourced the best in teas, using over 21 vendors to ensure the highest quality beverages. Dessert and pastry experts bring you the very best in treats, including honeysuckle gelato, also made right here in Atlanta. This is a real homegrown experience in this friendly, relaxing restaurant.
Dreamy Gelato and Chocolate
Cumming, GA 30041
Looking for a company to cater your summer party or wedding with the most delicious desserts around? If so, Dreamy Gelato is the one for you. All of its gelato is made in house to original recipes, with milk from local dairies and handmade fruit purees. It also has a shop at the address above, and you’ll always find a warm welcome for some ice cold gelato here. Dreamy Gelato is truly passionate about its gelato and even offers pre-arranged tours of the facility to see gelato being made.
1025 Virginia Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Paolo’s is known in Atlanta as the one not to miss – and with good reason. The original Paolo’s opened in Atlanta in 1999, brought to the area by Italian native Paolo Dalla Zorza. This authentic gelateria makes all of its gelato by hand using original, unique recipes, with only the freshest ingredients. New flavors are on the menu each week, so there’s something new to try each time you visit.
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Terminal C, Gate C13
Flying out somewhere exotic this summer? Start your vacation off right with a visit to Pino Gelato as your wait for your flight. Even if you’re not catching a plane to Europe, you can get your very own taste of Italy here. A wide variety of flavors of handmade gelato are perfect for every palate and they’re bound to get your family in the mood for a cool vacation.
Alon’s Bakery and Market
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30346
At this new Ashford Dunwoody location, you can watch as Alon hand makes his gelato in a special climate-controlled room. This window into the heart of the business gives you just a glimpse of the care and passion that Alon puts into his hand-crafted products. His gelato was once voted Creative Loafing’s Best Gelato in Atlanta and, though he has since moved on from What’s The Scoop, it’s the same great gelato with the same great taste. Make this place your weekly grocery stop and add a little something extra to your list – one of the best gelatos in town.
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Katy Light is an avid home cook. She loves nothing more than using home grown and harvested produce, milk from her own goats and naturally raised meat in her recipes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.