Let’s start with GIO Toppings, so you don’t forget to garnish and personalize your gelato with tasty toppings! Let’s take a look at how and when to use GIO Toppings.
Curious about Gelato Toppings?
GIO Gelati is excited to offer you a series of delicious and high quality Italian gelato toppings to experiment with.
The king of all garnishes, of course, is chocolate. We at GIO Gelati crafted a variety of chocolate toppings, in many shapes and styles, chosen specifically to embellish each gelato flavor.
Our topping recommendations are driven by the perfect combination of texture and flavor. Our dairy free coconut gelato, for instance, pairs perfectly with pearls of dark chocolate and chopped pistachios. The sweet tropical taste of coconut, the bitterness of the chocolate and the light saltiness of the pistachios surprise the palate with an explosion of flavor and variety of consistency.
Taste is a principal component of GIO Gelati’s product philosophy but fragrance, texture, and even color are also of great importance. This is why we have combined our dairy-free chocolate gelato with our pearls of dark chocolate infused with orange extract. Uniting orange and chocolate is part of the Italian tradition, and not without good reason.
All of our toppings can be indulged in directly from jar to cup in any of our GIO Gelati stores, or online through our GIO Club membership. Come and taste for yourself!
What is Italian coppa gelato?
Here’s another great suggestion on how to enjoy gelato: Coppa Gelato. A traditional way of eating gelato in Italy is to have a coppa gelato. The expression translates as gelato sundae, but in Italy, behind this simple word “coppa” which literally means “cup”, there is a whole history of this dessert that goes back a long time. Flavors are not mixed randomly in a coppa, but each combination of flavors reflects a specific tradition.
As you probably already know, GIO Gelati loves traditions and loves to keep them alive and for this reason we recommend that you visit our store to learn what they are and how replicate them at home.
How to make Affogato al Caffè?
Affogato al Caffè is the quintessential Italian coppa gelato. What a delightful combination of flavor and texture! And what fun to make this dessert at home and share it with friends. Here is the affogato al caffè ricetta.
- Place in a coppa (a large cup), 1 scoop of hazelnut gelato, 1 scoop of stracciatella and 1 scoop of cappuccino or tiramisù gelato.
- Pour on top of the gelato 1 shot of hot Italian espresso.
- Garnish your affogato with GIO’s chocolate pearls and 1 small cookie.
- Serve the Affogato to your family and friends.
That was the affogato al caffè recipe. Easy, quick and delicious. A great example of a traditional italian coppa gelato!
Where to experience GIO Gelati flavors
Come visit our stores in San Francisco and San Ramon to learn more about the authentic Italian gelato culture and to learn how to share sweet moments with family and friends, or make your affogato at home by ordering from our exclusive GIO Club.