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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!

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!

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:

Peppermint Chip Gelato: Jump into Summer

Peppermint Chip Gelato is our fresh new flavor for the season. Get ready to jump into summer with this new “gusto” as we say in Italian. After a taste of this, you’ll be on your way to hopping back into the swing of things!

Refreshing and digestive, peppermint has an intense aroma that penetrates the palate. Because of this, the flavor can be enjoyed at any time of the day. And that allows for a truly sensorial experience.

A blend of peppermint, organic mint essential oil, organic milk, organic cane sugar, water, and a mix of chocolate shavings make this the perfect in-between for a cream flavor that feels light on the tongue.

Peppermint has a special place in the heart as a cross between watermint and spearmint. As a hybrid, it took the best qualities of both and truly transcended its cousins in both taste and aroma. Native to Europe and the Middle East, peppermint has a rich background that we wanted to share with you.

Is Peppermint Good for You?

Known for its minty aroma and taste, peppermint is often found in breath mints and gum. But there’s more to this popular herb than meets the eye.

For example, did you know peppermint is said to have calming effects? It has been used to treat muscle and nerve pain, common colds and even indigestion. That’s pretty neat for an herb we mainly use as a breath mint!

Peppermint is known to help with:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Colds and flu
  • Nausea
  • Skin irritation and itchiness

Our Peppermint Chip Gelato is a great treat at any time of the day. If you’re a fan of mint and a touch of chocolate this flavor will rock your world! And don’t worry, because it’s gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free.

Want to Try Peppermint Chip Gelato?

Stop by either of our GIO locations for a cup or cone of minty goodness!

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

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:

Apricot Gelato: A Seasonal Flavor You Won’t Want to Miss

Apricot gelato is here! Apricots are an underrated but versatile fruit with endless potential. Tangy but sweet they are a great addition to a variety of snacks. Not to mention they bring a lot to the table in terms of health benefits.

“Apricots are the perfect fruit of June. Their orange skin is a concentrate of vitamin C and antioxidants. Its sour taste makes it a unique try in gelato form. And the tang of apricots holds the taste of summer.”

– Our Gelato Chef

This is why we couldn’t wait to bring apricots out to play in the warmer weather!

Is Apricot Gelato Good for You?

Apricots have a great nutritional profile. High in antioxidants, they contain a ton of essential vitamins and minerals. They can also help improve eye, gut and skin health!

Want to learn more about the calorie intake of ice cream vs gelato? Check out our other blog post!

Apricots also contains:

  • Vitamin A.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Pantothenic Acid (B5)
  • Vitamin E.
  • Beta-carotene.
  • Potassium.
An image showing the calories, carbs, fat, protein and fibers associated with the consumption of one apricot.

Brighten up your day and complexion with this summery flavor.

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

Where You Can Try It

Come by one of our GIO locations or order on a delivery app! You’ll want to try this tart but sweet velvety flavor!

Cantaloupe Gelato: Packing a Punch

Cantaloupes and cantaloupe gelato are great at hydrating and revitalizing. Because cantaloupes have such a high water content, they are a great choice when it comes to watching your blood pressure.

At GIO Gelati, we believe in the seasonality of our ingredients. So consequently this means we’re always waiting for the right moment to let a flavor shine!

Is Cantaloupe Gelato good for you?

Cantaloupes are by default packed with nutrients. They deserve more credit than they get and here’s why: Cantaloupes contain a range of antioxidants, including: selenium, beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and choline.

Studies show cantaloupes and cantaloupe gelato can support heart health, prevent cell damage, and help fight against the onset of asthma later in life.

Cantaloupe gelato will also contain:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin K
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
Is Cantaloupe Gelato good for you?

This soothing and creamy blend will leave you invigorated. And a nice bite or a frozen dessert will refresh you as the days get warmer.

This gelato is made up of only three ingredients: cantaloupe, organic cane sugar, and water. It is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free.

We’re excited to introduce this seasonal flavor to you!

Come try it!

Stop by GIO Gelati in San Francisco or San Ramon for a cup or cone to boost your immune system this summer. 

Or buy it online now!

You can find us at either of our locations as well as on most delivery apps. We hope to see you soon!

Dairy-Free Hazelnut Gelato: Your Next Addiction

Hazelnut gelato is among one of the many classic gelato flavors but have you tried our dairy-free version? We promise you’ll love it. It’s only in store for one more month so try it before it’s too late!

We make our gelato from the hazelnuts of Piedmont because it’s just that important of a flavor. Sharing our tradition with you is important to us and that’s why we import some of our ingredients all the way over to sunny California. A long line of family tradition brought us the gelato we know and love today and we want to share it with you in true form.

“The smell of the hazelnut works seamlessly with the Oat Milk. It is very important to have a soft texture that is seen in hazelnuts when cooked. The Oat Milk respects the nature of hazelnuts unlike other milk options.”

– Patrizia Pasqualetti, Gelato Chef

Are Hazelnuts gelato good for you?

Hazelnuts gelato is a great source of antioxidants and healthy fatty acids. Although they are high in calories, they are loaded with nutrients.

Hazelnuts gelato is also a great source of:

  • Vitamin E
  • Thiamin
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B6
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Zinc

If you love a classic but creamy nut flavor then you’ll love our dairy-free hazelnut gelato.

Where can I try Hazelnut gelato?

Stop by GIO Gelati at either of our locations as well as on most delivery apps for a cup or cone to try this fun seasonal flavor! We hope to see you soon!

You can also order a pint online on our online store:

Join GIO Club

Join our Italian gelato club to be the first to try new flavors and receive exclusive gelato based recipes you can try at home! Just remember: it’s not ice cream, it’s gelato! Simply choose between the three available plans and our selection of flavors.

It’s Spring! Time for gelato!

It’s the 20th of March and you know what that means: spring is here! The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and lots of wonderful fruit are finally in season! These next 3 months are full of exciting new flavors. Let’s talk about what’s coming up.

Upcoming Events with GIO Gelati

Join us this Sunday in San Ramon at City Center Bishop Ranch to enjoy a cup of gelato free for kids under 12 while supplies last (100 person cap). Let’s celebrate the coming of spring together!

Spring Gelato Flavors

This March you can find a wonderfully creamy Blood Orange gelato so fill up on it while you still can!

For April, we are exited to announce some new and delicious fruity gelato flavors. Introducing Lemon & Ginger gelato and a rich Blueberry gelato.

High quality Italian goods

Want to enjoy the taste of Italy at home? Browse our selection of imported goods on our online store or at our locations!

Where you can find us

Come to our shops in either San Francisco or San Ramon. You can also get gelato delivered to you using Caviar, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash or UberEats!