Gourmet Italian products
Ranging from gourmet pasta and extra virgin oil, through to nougat ad fine chocolates, we import only the best that Italy has to offer. We also specialize in Sardinian artisan products.
Our highest quality frozen yoghurt is 100% natural and simply delicious. To be enjoyed with fresh fruit. * Available in summer only*
At Bel Gelato we bring you the authentic Italian coffee. Try our espresso, cappuccino, latte or thick hot chocolate.
Have a cone or cup with our homemade gelato, made with natural ingredients and Irish milk, or sorbets, dairy free and made with real fruit, purified water and sugar (ideal for vegans and those intolerant tolactose).
Enjoy Bel Gelato at home with our “Take home tubs”, filled with the flavours of your choice. These special containers are insulated and they would give you 30 minutes chilled protection.
We produce ice-
Gelato Vs Ice Cream
Gelato is not simply the Italian word for ice cream. They are both frozen dairy products but there are actually four main differences between the two.
Gelato is both lower in fat and calories compared to ice cream. Ice cream, which is heavier on the cream and typically uses egg yolks, has a high fat content (typically 11%-
Unlike many ice creams, gelato is made only with ingredients that are all found in nature. For this reason gelato contains a high amount of proteins and it is a natural food with an important nutritional value.
Gelato has a much higher density than ice cream. Ice Cream manufacturers add air to ice cream because it nearly doubles the quantity of their product and give the illusion that you are receiving more product.
Gelato is churned at a slower speed than ice cream, with less air (25%). This creates a richer, denser and creamier texture and a more flavourful taste.
Gelato is also served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream.
Gelato is typically kept at about 7/8 degrees warmer than ice cream. This results in a further enhanced taste, giving an intense, clean perception of the flavour. That is why we recommend that our gelato is best eaten in our shop, as it is freshly made and served at the correct temperature. If you want to purchase one of our take home tubs, we recommend you allow at least 15 minutes after removing it from your freezer.