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Plum Gelato: It’s peak season for this summer fruit!

It’s plum season! That means taking advantage of peak seasonality to make gelato with the best ingredients nature provides. At GIO we always make sure an ingredient is at its best, handpicking our fruit fresh from the market.

Plums first grew in China before making their way across the world. Now, there are over 2,000 kinds. These stone fruits are related to peaches, nectarines, and apricots although they come in many more different shapes and sizes than their cousins.

This summer fruit has so much to offer and can be used in many diverse ways. Not to mention the health benefits this little guy brings to the table.

Is Plum Gelato Good for You?

Plums have a great nutritional profile. High in antioxidants and Vitamin C, they contain a ton of essential vitamins and minerals. They can also help heart disease, anxiety and constipation relief (as we know from prunes).

Plums contain:

  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Folate
Plum Gelato Health Benefits

Studies also show plums can help reduce blood sugar as they’re chock-full of carbs and may help with bone loss and even reverse it!

Where You Can Try It

Come by one of our GIO locations to try a cup of plum gelato today!

Gelato Brioche: The Sicilian Way to Enjoy Gelato!

As the days lengthen and we mosey on over to warmer and sunnier days, we thought it would be fun to introduce a new way to enjoy gelato. Born in Sicily, the Gelato Brioche is an Italian gelato sandwich enjoyed as a breakfast item. This typical breakfast bun is soft on the outside and creamy on the inside.

How to eat a Gelato Brioche

First things first, pick your flavors! We recommend at least one classic flavor paired with a complimentary fruit flavor. For example, pistachio, hazelnut or stracciatella with strawberry, passionfruit or sour cherry chip. Secondly, decide to eat your gelato brioche sandwich-style or with a spoon. You can savor each bite spoonful by spoonful or jump right in with an all-encompassing bite! The best part is, as you eat, the gelato will melt and soak into the brioche bun!

Where to enjoy a Gelato Brioche

Stop by our shop in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow to grab one of these delectable treats!

Easter Colomba: A Tradition

Easter is almost here! This fun-filled day is celebrated in many different ways all across the world. One constant at least in Italy is the Easter Colomba. This traditional Italian bread will melt your heart with its soft center and sweet aroma.

Easter Colomba

This year, share a slice of Colomba paired with or without gelato. Colomba are sprinkled with almonds and sugar on top and have pieces of candied peel inside creating a symphony of flavors and textures that dance on your palate.

Easter is a day that represents peace, resurrection and salvation. And what better way to represent those themes than with a dove as Colomba means dove in Italian. Celebrate Easter with a taste of tradition and a salute to the future with us by picking up your Colomba today.

Come and get your Colomba

Pass by one of our stores or order online to make this Easter a special one!

Gelato for the Big Game!

Don’t forget to stock up on gelato for the big game this Sunday! Get a little something for everybody with a variety of flavors to choose from. You’re gonna want something sweet to munch on and the best part is you don’t have to feel guilty about it afterward.

After all, we make sure to bring the best of the best to the table. Each ingredient is hand-picked for your pleasure! Up your game-day snack spread with a couple pints of your favorite flavors. Order on all your favorite delivery apps.

Have fun and enjoy!

Delivery Options

Get gelato for the big game using one of these five platforms: Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, Caviar. Order on our online store or at one of our locations in San Francisco and San Ramon.

Kiwi Gelato: a Sweet and Tangy flavor

Did you know kiwis are originally from China? First introduced to California in the 1960s, they have quickly adapted and been used in a variety of dishes and desserts. They are enjoyed raw, juiced, baked, or used as a garnish.

It seems strange, doesn’t it? It hasn’t actually been that long since kiwis were introduced to the states. We love making this delicious flavor and thinking just how far this little fruit has come.

What are the health benefits of Kiwi Gelato?

Kiwis have an interesting history and are a very unique fruit to work with. Raw kiwis contain actinidain an enzyme that digests milk proteins and thus is useful as a meat tenderizer and a digestive aid. In China, the kiwi was used medicinally. It was known to help new mothers recover after birth and also to help children grow.

Studies also suggest kiwis may help treat asthma, boosts the immune system, help prevent sickness, manage blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, and protect against vision loss. Let’s look at what an average kiwi contains.

Kiwis are rich in:

It certainly seems kiwis are good for you. At least we can prove they’re delicious!

Where to try Kiwi Gelato

Stop by one of our stores!

We believe the seasonality of an ingredient plays a huge part in the taste and deliciousness of a fruit. That’s why we introduce new flavors each month to take advantage of this. We take pride in bringing the best of the best to the table!

Watermelon Gelato: Refresh & Rehydrate

Is it even summer without Watermelon Gelato? Break out your picnic baskets and red & white checked blankets because this flavor will make you want to grab your closest friends and chill in the park.

Watermelons are in season from July through August. At GIO we believe that eating fruit at their peak seasonality is one of the most important things. That’s why our fruit flavors are constantly on being changed. We want to give you the best and working hand in hand with mother nature makes that possible.

Watermelon Gelato health benefits you ask?

Watermelons are high in essential nutrients including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. A perfect sweet source of hydration that refreshes you. Watermelons are 90% water and are a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth with natural sugars.

Watermelons also contain:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamins B1, B5 and B6

Brighten up your day and complexion with this summery flavor.

Our watermelon gelato recipe is made of three ingredients: watermelon, organic cane sugar, and water. It is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free.

Come try it

Stop one of our GIO locations or order on a delivery app! You’ll want to try this sweet and creamy flavor!

Napa Fig Gelato: An Ode to Mediterranean Summers

Fig gelato! We source our figs directly from Napa County, where figs trees are aplenty and ripe for the picking. Enjoy this seasonal flavor at its peak!

Held in high regard since ancient times, figs bring a lot to the table. Long associated with health and prosperity, you can follow their mention back to the earliest written texts. Native to the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this delicate fruit churned into gelato form is an ode to sun-kissed summers.

What are the Health Benefits of Napa Fig Gelato?

Figs offer soft, chewy bites paired with the perfect amount of crunch from the seeds within them. They provide a wonderful source of natural sugars, minerals and soluble fiber. Moreover, they are known to help reduce high blood pressure, improve digestion, and increase bone density. 

Figs are a good source of:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Copper
  • Potassium

Stop by for a scoop and enjoy the taste of figs enveloped in the summer sun. But, be warned this flavor might transport you to the Mediterranean!

This flavor is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free. However, most importantly we promise it’s delicious!

Stop by our store or order online

Shop at a GIO Gelati location or check us out on most delivery apps!

You can also order a pint of Napa Fig gelato on our online store:

Celebrate the 4th of July Gelato Style

With the 4th of July around the corner I’m sure you’ve been thinking of the best way to celebrate. Take out your best red, white and blue combo and get your snacks ready for a lot of good fun.

4th of July Gelato Bundle

We’ve been working hard to bring you a fun and delicious gelato bundle to celebrate Independence day. After much debate, and a discussion of the best pairing we decided on a selection of 3 complimentary flavors. As an ode to the American flag, we present a bundle of Vanilla, Raspberry, and Peppermint Chip gelato! This combination is a fun dessert option you won’t want to miss! So, don’t forget to pre-order now!

5 Reasons Why You Won’t Want to Miss Out

  • 1) It’s already ready to be eaten which means no baking for you
  • 2) It’s a refreshing ending to a hot day
  • 3) It’s easy to pair with other desserts such as a pizookie or pie
  • 4) It’s perfect for sharing
  • 5) It’s a wonderful treat to have while watching the fireworks

Order Your Gelato Bundle Now

Give us a call at 415 910-6498 to pre-order or order on our website! The bundles will be delivered on the 2nd of July in order to make sure you’re all set for the big day!

Strawberries & Cream Gelato: A Light and Fresh Delight

Strawberries & Cream gelato is a light and fresh flavor that will leave you asking for more. Strawberries are widely know for their color, texture and sweet juicy goodness. That’s why we’re bringing a new take on this treasure to the table.

By blending cream and wild strawberries, we’ve created a delicate flavor soothing to the senses and pleasing to the palate.

Are Strawberries Good for You?

Strawberries are a very hydrating fruit. They consist mainly of water and some carbohydrates. Most of these carbs come in the form of simple sugars but have a low glycemic index score. This means that they shouldn’t spark your blood sugar! Because of this they are very refreshing and a great choice for almost any diet.

Strawberries also consists of:

  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Small amounts of various other nutrients
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If you are a strawberry fan, you’ll love this new flavor! Strawberries & Cream gelato will leave you wanting more with a perfect fruity and creamy blend.

This gelato is made up of only three ingredients: strawberries, organic cane sugar, and organic whole milk. It is gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free.

Want to try Strawberries & Cream gelato?

Stop by either of our GIO locations for a cup or cone to try this fruity flavor!

Nectarine Gelato: The Perfect Summer Flavor

Nectarine gelato are in season! You may know them as the less hairy cousin to peaches, although they have a nearly identical genetic makeup and nutrients. They are a perfect summer fruit with rich and sweet tones that please the tongue. Their sweet-tart flavor is a fun addition to your cup or cone and also a revitalizing one!

“Nectarines are a fantastic fruit of this season, all of their color is given by the spring sun. The scent is sweet, floral. The flavor is penetrating. They represent a total immersion in the summer season.”

– Our Gelato Chef

We make our Nectarine gelato with the freshest and healthiest ingredients available because we believe gelato is the dessert of the future. Sourced direct from nature and aimed at bringing out true flavor, our goal here at GIO is to give you an authentic gelato experience.

What are Nectarine Gelato Health Benefits?

Nectarines are full of antioxidants and are long known to be a part of traditional eastern medicine. They are known to offer certain nutrients that help to improve metabolism, digestion, and heart health. 

Nectarines are also a good source of:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Copper
  • Vitamin B3
  • Potassium

We promise you’ll love this seasonal flavor! We look forward to seeing you in our stores.

This flavor is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free.

Where to find us

Shop at GIO Gelati in either of our locations or check us out on most delivery apps!

You can also order a pint of Nectarine gelato on our online store: