Color, Flavor, and Aroma. This is GIO Gelati’s philosophy
Today we’re talking about milk alternatives. By this, we mean oat, coconut, almond, rice, hazelnut, and cashew milks.
Oat milk gelato flavors
Oat milk is a drink obtained from oat flour, used by many as a cow milk alternative for both health and ethical reasons.
This alternative milk is particularly interesting because it contains antioxidants that slow down the cell aging process, anti-cancer properties, and fibers that support our digestive system.
Oat milk is recommended for weight loss because it contains less fat than cow’s milk – 100 gr of oat milk contains 47 cal against 63 cal in cow’s whole milk.
It’s also rich in folic acid, a nutrient particularly beneficial for those who are pregnant.
In addition to all these properties, its subtle flavor makes it the perfect milk substitute for GIO’s dairy-free chocolate gelato.
The intensity of the chocolate in GIO’s dairy-free chocolate gelato is brought out by the combination of oat milk, water, and 75% dark cocoa. Our healthy chocolate gelato alternative is made with natural ingredients and can be ordered in any of our stores or online throughout GIO Club membership program.
Hazelnut milk gelato flavors
GIO Gelati also makes a dairy-free version of the classic nocciola – hazelnut – flavor, using hazelnut milk. The use of hazelnut milk for our traditional nocciola gelato gives it an intense and unparalleled flavor. Be aware, hazelnut is a seasonal flavor available in the fall and winter seasons, as Italian hazelnuts become available after the harvest.
Almond milk gelato flavors
Another notable cow milk alternative that we use is almond milk. We use almond milk for our dairy-free coffee-flavored gelato. It’s based on an ancient recipe from Puglia called Caffè Soffiato or Caffè Leccese – an iced coffee beverage traditionally served in this beautiful region in southern Italy.
Our almond milk coffee gelato brings Italian summers to California, without all of the humidity. The caffe-soffiato flavor is one of our special that we make on occasion.
Come to our stores to taste this coffee gelato and be transported to Puglia during its most festive season.
Come to experience our dairy-free gelato flavors
The combination of classic Italian recipes and California’s favorite milk alternatives allows us to create a particularly healthy and palatable gelato.
Come to GIO Gelati for all of our delicious dairy-free flavors (we don’t have all the options available all the time):
- Dairy-free Chocolate, made with oat milk
- Hazelnut, made with hazelnut milk
- Coconut, made with coconut milk
- Caffè soffiato, made with almond milk
- Pistachio, made with rice milk
We look forward to serving you!
GIO Gelati has been making authentic Italian gelato in San Francisco since 2018 and quickly become the most loved gelato place in the Bay Area.
GIO Gelati is now offering a new gelato delivery service for gelato lovers. The GIO Club program offers regular delivery of delicious Italian gelato at your door every 2 or 4 weeks. It’s not ice cream, it’s gelato!