Sunday, July 20, 2008

Gelato di Babbo

Shop Name: Gelato di Babbo

Location: Eastern Market on King Street

Boo's Rating: 4 Screams

This will be brief because all I have to say is: "Get your butt down to the Eastern Market on King Street and try this gelato!!!" It's all homemade with local ingredients and it's insanely delicious. Apparently it's also being sold by the pint in at least four local supermarkets. I sampled three flavors- coconut, dark chocolate and mulberry merlot and all three were delicious, but the mulberry merlot was FIERCE. I could eat that flavor all day. Gelato di Babbo, you're high in my ratings with 4 very loud screams.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

what's the difference between gelato and ice cream?

Boo said...

There are two primary differences between gelato and ice cream. First, ice cream is made with a minimum of 10% fat, which primarily comes from the cream used in the mix. Since gelato is made with milk, it has more like 5% fat. Second, gelato isn't whipped as fast as ice cream which makes it a little more dense because there is less air in it. Gelato also tends to melt a lot faster on those hot summer days.

gelatodibabbo said...

Thanks Boo. I love hearing feedback. Yes you can get my line at Stauffers of Kissel Hill. The Blackberry Merlot will be in a couple of weeks. Also 8/24/08 is the 2nd Italian Fest. We will be there. Kim

gelatodibabbo said...

Boo, I read your blog all the time. I wan to invite you to Lititz, for 2nd Friday on Oct. 10th. I have some great flavors I would love for you to taste. Pumpkin Spice, Caramel, Double Apple cider and of course Black Berry Merlot. You can find my products at Creations Cafe and Tea Room on Main Street.

Boo said...

Gelato di Babbo- Thanks for the invitation, but unfortunately, I am working on the 10th. I will, however try to get down to those shops you mentioned and sample some of those flavors! Thanks again!

gelatodibabbo said...

Hey Boo, Just thought I would update ya. Since, you have ran out of places to talk about. We are opening Gelato Di Babbo's "Euro Cafe" in Lititz Friday July 17th!!!! We are only going to be open Friday-Sundays 11-9pm. Featuring Gelato (of course) Paninis, Italian pastries. Would luv to meet you. Kim.