Why is Gelato often considered
the best ice-cream in the world?

What is Gelato?

“Gelato (Italian pronunciation: [dʒeˈlaːto]) is a frozen dessert of Italian origin.

It is made with a base of 3.25% butterfat whole milk and sugar. It is generally lower in fat than other styles of frozen desserts.

Gelato typically contains 70% less air and more flavoring than other kinds of frozen desserts, giving it a density and richness that distinguishes it from other ice creams.


In simpler words, “Gelato” in Italian basically translates to “ice-cream”.

As the Italian style of ice-cream is quite different from the normal American style ice-cream that we are more familiar with, “Gelato” is used to describe the Italian style of ice-cream.

What’s the difference between Gelato vs Ice-Cream?

Gelato has a more intense taste, a denser texture and it is healthier!

How is that even possible?

Why Gelato has a more intense taste and a denser texture?

During the freezing process, ice-cream is spinned at a much higher speed to mix in more air. This allows the ice-cream to stay soft at very low freezer temperature. 

Gelato on the other hand, has only around half of the air in ice-cream, so with each mouthful, you’re getting more with gelato, hence a more intense taste and a denser texture.

Gelato is also served slightly at a warmer temperature, which allows your tongue to taste better and enjoy its flavour.

Why Gelato is healthier?

The normal ice-cream typically uses more cream than milk, hence it’s called ice-cream instead of ice-milk, whereas Gelato uses more milk than cream. As a result, Gelato contains much lesser fat than the normal ice-cream, in fact it’s approximately 50% less fat!

So why do people still go for ice-cream instead of Gelato?

With higher air in it, ice-cream can be stored and served at our freezer temperature, making it easy to scoop whenever you want. Good for a guilty-pleasure at home!

And it’s cheap! It is mass-produced in factories with super-high efficiency.

Gelato on the other hand, especially Artisanal Gelato, is made in small batches with a lot of care and attention into each batch, using fresh ingredients instead of powdered ingredients and mass-produced bases. 

Besides, to serve Gelato at the right temperature, it requires a shopfront with the right equipment, which add up to the cost. The cost is even higher for countries outside of Italy, as the best gelato making equipment that are only found in Italy has to be imported all the way to the destination country, in our case, Malaysia, over 7,000 nautical miles.

We believe gelato should be the no. 1 choice!

At Ciao Gelato, we would like Gelato to be the No. 1, default choice for ice-cream! Gelato tastes better and it’s healthier, so why not? Therefore, we are making it as affordable as we could, while committing to the quality standard of an Artisanal Gelato.

Inspired by AirAsia, we hope Everyone can enjoy Gelato! 

Let us share happiness through Gelato!

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What makes a good gelato?

The taste has to be intense and durable. On the first taste, the tongue (and often the nose) should sense the instant explosion of flavour, at the same time leaving a lasting flavour on the palate (and maybe the mind).

The gelato should feel more compact and dense than the normal ice-cream, yet can be spread easily on the tongue with a nice consistency.

The texture should be creamy and silky, with no ice crystals detected on the palate.

Our Approach

1. Italian Technique

The Italians Craftsmanship is world famous! From the marble statues in Rome to the luxury goods like Gucci, Prada, Armani, and the best luxury car manufacturers, Ferrari, Lamborghini!

We are honoured to be importing the best gelato making equipment all the way from Italy and make our gelato following the artisan techniques taught by the Italian masters.


2. Global Flavours

Travel the World on your palate!

The world has an incredibly diverse culture and climate, which bring us a variety of exciting flavours!
From the world-favourite matcha from Japan to the sweet ripe mango from Thailand, we seek to gradually introduce all the different flavours from the world to you, through our gelato!

Let your palate go on a journey of discovery with us!

3. Local Taste

You simply have to like it to enjoy it!

All our gelato flavours and tastes are customized to the local taste buds, according to your direct feedback, while at the same time, keeping the sugar amount at a reasonable level.

Ciao Gelato Penang Malaysia Approach Global Flavours Mango
Ciao Gelato Penang Malaysia Approach Global Flavours Matcha

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