As you can image beside strawberry and cherry and the classic banana (see banana split) you can use virtually any kind of fruit to mix match with gelato: pineapple, kiwi,
cantaloupe, orange, lemon, coconuts and so on. You can cut different
kind of fruit in small spherical shape and put it in a classic ice cream cone so you will have a nice colorful cone. Hidden inside the cone a vanilla or
a banana scoop as surprise. Yogurt ice cream in a glass with various mixed berry
will let you obtain a nice gelato combination as the acidity of yogurt match with the
strong taste of berries and as gelato
sugar and toppings give to the bitter a pleasure combination.
A scenographic effect is to fill fruit of gelato: you can use an orange, a lemon, a whole coconut or you can split pineapple in slices and in the hole put an ice cream of yogurt or green apple. A nice cake with two layer of sponge cake filled with milk ice cream also called fior di latte in Italian or Dolce Latte in our website covered with cut of peach and few berries that match with the milk and the sweetens of the peach mix all together in a good combinations of tastes.
To pair ice cream and gelato with food, beside desserts and fruit, it is required a bit more of attention. When you will try it you will see that the taste results are quite good and refreshing too. From Italy the first tip:
You still think about dessert and gelato, that ice cream must match with sweet eatery, few more tips:
Tips for ice cream menu' or list
To prepare a menu ice cream keeps in mind also the season. In winter you can abound of milk flavors like Gianduia, hazelnut, dolce latte, zabaglione,
white chocolate, chocolate chips and in the summer dedicate more flavors in your menu ice cream to green tea, coconut, strawberry, sherbets and ice cream
yogurt gelato in general like yogurt strawberry, yogurt raspberry, yogurt iberry ice cream and more. Also the topping ice cream is important.
If you have many children as customer try to consider a price that include topping a buffet so they will have fun submerging the gelato with colored
toppings. Also if you have many children consider keeping the temperature at eighteen below ice cream will not melt easy when kids will play with it:
put lots of topping, moving all the scoops around to form an ice cream wall and so on, play and then eat it. You can create an ice cream fun club with
a fidelity card to accumulate points or just once in a while give a promotion to the card holders and let this offer noted on the ice cream menu.
If you use your own ice cream maker do not economize on hazelnut and pistachio gelato ice cream paste: these pastes are expensive and you should
also use 100g per kilogram, not 50g. But better not have them in the menu’ than have poor imitations.
Ice cream and wine pairing?
Yes, ice cream and wine as ice cream and
strong drinks together can be done. But you must be 21 years old minimum.
Just think about the affogato al caffe', the vanilla ice cream that is drown in to hot coffee. It is enough to add some grappa or other kind of liquor to have the first pair between ice cream or gelato and alcohol. In Italy is common in the summer to have a nice glass of red wine filled with pieces of peach. It easy and immediate to think about a peach sherbet to combine with red wine. Just get the sherbet in small spherical parts and drop them in the wine. You can also use a strawberry sherbet instead. More exotic a mango sherbet shaped in slices in a glass of white dry wine. Better if wine from Veneto (Italy). You can easily find it in Thailand too. For a blueberry sherbet the idea is to water it with grappa or vodka. Rum raising ice cream with... rum! Also white chocolate with rum. Vanilla and milk flavor ice cream (fiordilatte) with whiskey or hazelnut with amaretto (liquor) or Malvasia (wine). Eventually we could even think about a small production of Pinot Noir sherbet. Waiting for that a lemon sherbet with limoncello or Sauvignon Blanc is also good. For something more sophisticated: raspberry ice cream in a cup with Californian light but dry red wine and some quality dark chocolate topping.
We can go on:
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