Thanksgiving gelato in 6 exquisite flavors, handmade in Zingerman’s Creamery, is available for online purchase until Tuesday, November 23. For those unfamiliar with Zingerman’s, it is, like any good deity, many things in one entity:
- A community of small food-related businesses operating in Ann Arbor, Michigan
- A delicatessen, creamery, and bakehouse
- A catering and food tour source
- Named “gastro deli” and “the coolest small company in America” by enthusiasts
Now you may be asking yourself why you need gelato for Thanksgiving? Isn’t that an Italian dessert? Gelato, which means “frozen” in Italian, is a slow-churned type of ice cream, but with vastly less butterfat. According to a source here from David Lebovitz’s blog post on gelato, any given “premium” brand of ice cream can contain between 15-18% butterfat, whereas gelato should contain between 4-6%. What this fat statistic means for you as food enthusiasts is that the less fat there is to coat your palate, the more flavor you experience. Gelato is also best served slightly warmer than ice cream for the same reasons.
This Thanksgiving, treat yourself & guests to a dessert whose flavor actually improves as a result of less fat. This gelato is quite special. “At Zingerman’s Creamery, our gelato maker Josh uses fresh milk from Michigan’s Calder Dairy, organic Demerara sugar… We even traveled to Bologna, Italy, to buy authentic equipment so we could make it right.” -Zingerman’s. They also make and deliver many other Thanksgiving staples, including pies and artisan breads.
Place your order here, and you will get six, 12oz. cartons of gelato (dark chocolate, roadhouse vanilla, harvest pumpkin, maple pecan, cinnamon, and paw-paw flavors). The cost is $75, perhaps more than the bird, but shipping is included. If you plan the rest of the meal right, you might just have leftovers, i.e. gelato all weekend.