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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!

Valentine’s Day Gelato Kits are here!

This Valentine’s Day give the gift of gelato! We know how hard it can be to find the perfect Valentine’s day gift and so we’ve made this special little kit just for you.

Valentine’s Day Gelato Kits

What’s inside? A pint of vegan chocolate or raspberry paired with a chocolate bar, a rose and a set of cups and spoons! This gift set is made to please, with everything you could need to enjoy it. And don’t worry. You can take all the credit.

Gift this delicious treat to your special someone or share it! This gelato box is a perfect addition to any date. Enjoy it watching the sunset or from the comfort of your couch paired with a good movie. The possibilities are endless as long as you have fun!

Pre-order yours now

Order your Valentine’s Day Gelato Kit on our website or stop by a store to reserve one now so you’re ready for the special day!

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!

The Italian Tradition of Easter Colomba

Easter is around the corner and that means a day of sweet filled fun! Here’s what we’re bringing to the table to celebrate: Colomba, Gelato-Filled Colomba, and Gelato Easter Eggs.

Easter Colomba

Colomba is a traditional Italian bread made specifically for Easter. Related to Panettone and Pandoro, it is made from similar ingredients. However, the addition of candied peel, almonds and sugar sprinkles differentiate it from the bunch.

Another note of interest is the dovelike shape of the Colomba. After all, Colomba means “dove” in Italian. Doves are known to represent peace, salvation and resurrection: a key part of the Easter tradition.

Make Easter a little bit more Italian by picking up a Colomba. You can get a traditional version or if you’re in for more fun: a gelato-filled version is also available!

Gelato Easter Eggs

We like to put our own spin on each holiday and this time that means Gelato Easter Eggs! These Egg shaped bon bons are such a fun way to enjoy the day and you can even have your very own Easter egg hunt with them (in the freezer that is)!

Spread joy this Easter with a refreshing take on the holiday!

Where to get the goods

Call us, order online or join us in stores to make this Easter a special one!

2020: A Year with GIO Gelati

We here at GIO Gelati want to wish you “Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

2020 has been quite the rollercoaster but we’re glad we could share it with you. It has been a tough year full of growth and although it had its ups and downs we made it through. It taught us to stay strong, stay creative and to be thankful for the little things.

2020, a Gelato Vision

Here’s a little something we’ve put together. Take a look at 2020 with us!

We want to celebrate the small wins, the teamwork and the positivity that kept us going. The truth is we couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you from GIO Gelati

Thank you so much for your support in 2020. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to serving you time and time again. We’re so lucky to have customers like you!

Come try authentic Italian gelato

When you come to our stores and buy our gelato or when you receive our gelato at home with your GIO Club subscription, we want you to experience the best that nature has to offer through the purity of the ingredients we use.

We believe that by respecting nature and its cycles and by producing our gelato in an artisanal way, we give you healthy gelato that will always satisfy your desire for a special treat.

Happy Holidays!

GIO Panettone for the Holidays

Have you pre-ordered your gelato filled Panettone for the holidays yet? If not, we’ve got you covered. Don’t know what it is? Let us tell you. 

What is GIO Panettone?

Panettone is a type of sweet bread usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year’s. Originally from Milan, the act of giving a Panettone is a gesture rich in history and tradition.

The process is similar to that of sourdough, taking several days to leaven and resulting in a wonderful, fluffy masterpiece. You can highlight the dinner table this holiday season with a classic panettone or one filled with gelato!

Gelato Filled Panettone

GIO’s Panettone for the holidays comes layered with vanilla orange almond, chocolate and espresso gelato and topped with Chantilly cream. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect combination. Want to custom order your Panettone with the flavors you love? Just let us know!

Make sure to pre-order now so you have it by Christmas/New Year’s.

How to Prepare Your GIO Panettone

Once you’re ready to eat your Classic Panettone unwrap it and stick it in the oven for 5 minutes at 350°F. You can then slice your panettone (like you would a cake) and share it.

If you have a Gelato-Filled Panettone, preheat the oven to 350°F and then turn it off and place the Panettone inside for 2-3 minutes. We find the mix of hot and cold a delight to the senses! This step is entirely optional but we highly recommend it if you like something on the warmer side. Slice it and serve it to your loved ones.

Seasonal Flavors at GIO Gelati

Don’t forget to try our seasonal flavors while you still can!

Salted Caramel – A mix of caramel and fleur de sel French sea salt

Christmas Cream – Custard flavor crema gelato made the Italian way and topped with panettone pieces

Tangerine – A refreshing and tangy boost of Vitamin C

Sour Cherry – Italian cherries paired with creamy zabaione gelato

Where to Order Your GIO Panettone

Order now on our online store or stop by our shops. We have a wonderful selection of seasonal items and a small selection of quality Italian products to share with you.

We look forward to seeing you!