Gelato, or the plural gelati, is Italy's regional variant of ice cream. As such, gelato is made with some of the same ingredients as most ice-creams around the world; milk (and cream), sugar (and other sweeteners), flavorings (fruits, nuts, essences, etc.) and air are the main ingredients. Unlike many types of ice cream, gelato often does not contain eggs. Other ingredients that stabilize or emulsify may be used to improve the shelf life of the product. Gelato can be made using the hot process, which includes pasteurization, or the cold process, which doesn't require pasteurization. Both processes require a gelato batch freezer, which makes the end product by mixing the ingredients and incorporating air. Like high-end ice cream, gelato generally has less than 55% air, resulting in a denser product.
Follow your heart... that's Haato's motto. Haato is a brand of Gelato which is really not Italian but a fusion between a Japanese recipe and a Singapore manufacturer. I was introduced to it many years ago when it was simply sold at the then Daimaru Departmental Store's supermarket at Liang Court in Singapore under the brand name Gelato di Crema. It's still sold at Liang Court only now it's branded under Haato & belongs to Dessert Empire Pte Ltd. … more