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Blood Orange: the Healthiest Winter Gelato Flavor

One of our new flavors every January is Blood Orange gelato. A rich and glorious new addition to the shop and to the palate. Blood oranges are in season from winter to early spring. This makes it the perfect time to reintroduce this exotic gelato flavor to the tastebuds.

How the the Blood Orange Gelato is made?

First cultivated in Italy, the blood orange has spread throughout the world and with it a grand array of recipes. It’s intense red color gives the illusion of heat but translates into an unaltered elegant flavor true to form. We are proud to share this fruit in gelato form, in our very own Italian way. However, these beauties give so much more than just a wonderful look into history. Let’s look at the health benefits!

Is Blood Orange Gelato Healthy?

Antioxidants, minerals, and other nutrients in blood oranges provide many health benefits for all blood orange gelato lovers. Vitamin C helps the body heal and is also an important vitamin for improving your iron absorption.

Blood oranges gelato is a great source of:

Get your dose of vitamins and minerals this January with a spoonful of blood orange gelato!

This orange gelato is comprised of only three ingredients: blood oranges, organic cane sugar, and water. It is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free.

Try the Blood Orange gelato at our shops

Visit us on site at either one of our San Francisco or San Ramon locations. Or get your gelato delivered!

Join GIO Club, the gelato subscription box

Want to get gelato delivered to your door every two weeks? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you how. Sign up to our gelato club and rest easy!

Gelato Cremino al Caffè: Connecting Gelato and History

Every January, we combine two of our favorites into one. Gianduia chocolate and Italian Espresso gelato bring out the best in the classics.

Hazelnuts and coffee have always been a fantastic combination for gelato, the union of these flavors and aromas are typical of the culture of Italian chocolates.

What is Gianduia?

Gianduia is a sweet hazelnut chocolate spread invented in Turin during Napoleon‘s regency (1799–1814). You could say this delicious concoction was made out of necessity.

In 1806, a chocolatier used hazelnuts to extend his chocolate supply when there was a strain on cocoa supplies. By mixing the little chocolate he had with hazelnuts from the Langhe hills south of Turin, he invented Gianduia.

Planning for battle? Napoleon’s your man. Planning for breakfast? Not so much.

I’m sure Napoleon didn’t complain though.

You have definitely heard of Nutella, Gianduia’s more commercial relative. They can both be used as a spread and/or to pair with fresh fruit.

Is Italian Espresso a gelato flavor?

Do we even need to mention this iconic flavor? Italians swear by two things: their morning espresso and of course gelato.

Espresso is the result of a long tradition of Italian origin. The secret to a creamy and condensed coffee is all about forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water through finely-ground coffee beans. This very strong “shot” of caffeine is so addicting that once you’ve tried it you can’t go back.

Now imagine all of this mixed into creamy perfection! A combination of coffee, hazelnuts and chocolate is something you don’t want to miss!

Experience Cremino al Caffè gelato flavors

By combining classic Italian recipes with California’s fresh produce we create a healthy and colorful palette of gelato options, including Cremino al Caffè gelato flavor. 

Come to GIO Gelati to enjoy these wonderful winter flavors:

  • Tangerine: a delicate and creamy Vitamin C option
  • Blood Orange: a rich and sweet fruity flavor full of antioxidants
  • Sachertorte: Delicious chocolate cake with hints of apricot
  • Cremino al Caffè: a creamy mix of Gianduia and Espresso

We look forward to serving you!