This country is the birthplace of this popular, frozen dessert. Italians have been enjoying this refreshing treat since the Middle Ages and early variations of gelato being served were discovered during the excavations of the ancient ruins of Pompeii.
Using only natural ingredients, skilled artisans create the gelato mixture and churn it at slow speeds. It is chilled and served at a higher temperature than traditional ice cream which makes it soft and creamy and allows the flavors to be very intense. Authentic gelato never has artificial flavorings and its color will resemble its real-life counterpart. If your goal is to try every flavor, you might need to plan several trips to Italy because there are more than 150 different flavors of Italian gelato.