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Gelato vs. Sorbet

When you think of delicious desserts, it’s hard not to think about two of the best frozen staples: gelato and sorbet! Many people tend to confuse gelato and sorbet for being the same thing, but that is far from the truth. As it turns out, gelato and sorbet are actually pretty different from each other! Despite their similar appearance, these two tasty treats are far more than meets the eye. Read on to learn about some key differences between them!

Their Ingredients

The only thing that is really similar about gelato and sorbet in these terms is that they are both frozen desserts. Their ingredients are completely different! Gelato is made with milk, cream, sugar and egg yolk. Conversely, sorbet is made using sweetened juice, sugar and flavored water. Their content largely affects the different flavors that can be made. Gelato is pretty versatile here, but sorbet is limited to fruit-based flavors based on their sweetened juice content.

Their Nutritional Value

You might be thinking that nobody has desserts for their nutritional value. You would be right, for the most part! However, the two desserts do differ in terms of their base nutritional content. Gelato tends to have a lot more fat content based on its ingredients, and that number usually comes in at around 5%. On the other hand, sorbet doesn’t have nearly as much fat content, and that is largely due to the fact that it doesn’t use cream. However, it is a lot higher in sugar when compared to gelato. 

Which One Should You Choose?

So, which one is the best option for you? Neither one of these can truly be considered healthier than the other. It will largely come down to your own personal preferences. If you’re looking for something that is more filling and has a wider variety of flavors, then you might get the most enjoyment out of gelato. If you’re looking for fruitier flavors and less calorie content, you might like sorbet better. The best option for you will be whatever you’re in the mood for.

Enjoy Rich Desserts at Bricco

Can’t decide between the two options? When you come to Bricco in Boston’s North End, you’ll have a much easier time narrowing your choices down! Before you can get to dessert, you’ll have a wide variety of Italian cuisines and perfect drink pairings to choose from. Our dessert menu sports way more than gelato and sorbet, with Italian staples like the tiramisu that can’t be beat. For a complete and authentic Italian experience in the storied streets of the North End, make a reservation with us today!