You Scream I Scream We All Scream for Gelato!

Gelato has been around for a very long time – 16th-century-long to be exact. There are differing accounts as to who created it and where in Italy it truly originated. As close as anyone can tell, the dessert was the brainchild of Bernardo Buontalenti who was a native of Florence. The story goes he created the delicious concoction in an effort to please the court of Caterina dei Medici.

While Bernardo was the first to give the stuff away, it was Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli from Sicily who was among the very first to sell gelato to the public thereby spreading the dessert and its popularity throughout Europe.

So what is gelato exactly? In the northern region of Italy it’s sort of a combo between ice cream and frozen custard. It’s similar to ice cream in that it contains, well, cream and milk. It’s similar to frozen custard because it contains eggs and has a very smooth texture. Back in the day, very few people could afford this luxurious type of gelato, in fact, it was considered the “rich man’s dessert.”

In the far south of Italy, gelato is predominantly water based. It is much lower in fat but a little higher in sugar content. This type of gelato is referred to as sorbet (or sorbetto in Italian).

Gelato made today still focuses on both rich flavor and freshness, and, unlike days of yore, it is affordable to everyone. And today’s gelato has much less air than typical ice cream which is churned, and because of this lack of air, has a much more intense flavor.

Advantages of Owning a Gelato Business

Who wouldn’t want to run a business that serves a product that people absolutely love to eat. One of the reasons so many people love this frozen dessert is that it is always made fresh, usually uses organic, locally made ingredients and has fewer calories than traditional ice cream.

Oh, and it’s pretty cheap to make which lead to healthy profits. When you factor in costs for your location, equipment, ingredients and employees, an average gelato shop can earn profits of up to 70% on investment.

As if that wasn’t incentive enough to go into the gelato business, Loris Molin Pradel, President of the Italian Artisan Gelato Foundation has noticed a consistent increase in gelato consumption over the last few years. Apparently the word is spreading on how unique and delicious this frozen dessert treat is.

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Gelato is a part of the frozen dessert industry, which generates $21.4 billion in annual revenues globally. As an gelato business owner, it’s very possible to make a comfortable six-figure income in your home town selling a product people love.

Of course, an important part of any business’ success is creating a well thought-out business plan. This can be an invaluable tool for starting and growing a profitable gelato business.

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