Celebrating World Gelato Day: A Global Scoop Fest

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Lovers of gelato rejoice; there is a whole day devoted to the taste and craftsmanship of artisan gelato! On March 24, across Europe, citizens of Italy, France, The United Kingdom, and beyond join together in celebration of all things gelato!

But wait, you love gelato too and want to celebrate European Artisanal Gelato Day right here in the States! At I Scream Gelato, we are keenly aware of the emotional connection between gelato and comfort food and how a great scoop of your favorite flavor can transport you to a happy memory!

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It can’t be denied – gelato is a treat enjoyed everywhere around the world. Well worth celebrating!

The Unique History of this Day!

Although the concept for a day dedicated to gelato makers and gelato artisans was first originally dreamed up in 2008, the first official “European Artisanal Gelato Day” was celebrated on March 24, 2013.

Each year, a different European country is charged with choosing a unique flavor to celebrate. In 2023, Austria highlighted the flavor “Apfelstrudel,” inspired by traditional Vienesse strudel made from puff pastry and sliced apples.

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From Renaissance Italy to modern day United States, gelato has quite a storied history!

Real Italian Gelato: An Italian Tradition Since The 16th Century!

The part started in 2013, but people across the globe have been celebrating quality gelato since its Italian invention in the 16th century.

Artisanal gelato has evolved; modern gelato shops play with unique flavor combinations.

What flavor of real Italian gelato will you discover on this delicious day?!

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The EU is making this tremendous event a reality. Ode to Joy!

The European Parliament Even Gets In On The Fun!

The European Parliament is responsible for the inaugural day celebrating the art of making gelato.

There are several events planned across Europe, and the true purpose of the celebration is to increase awareness about the care and mastery required to create custom batches of one of the most loved desserts across the globe!

gelato servedAuthentic Italian Gelato Is the Only Way to Celebrate Gelato Day!

Luckily, you don’t need to visit a traditional gelato shop in Rome to enjoy a free scoop.

Instead, celebrate as the Italians do; head to your favorite gelateria and explore this fantastic event dedicated to a beloved sweet food!

At I Scream Gelato, we can help you celebrate Gelato Day in a very unique fashion by guiding you through the connection between Zodiac signs and gelato and providing you with a fun gelato-tasting guide!

In addition to handcrafted gelato, which you can pick up in-store or have delivered to your home or hotel, we offer a wide variety of other drinks and treats, including:

  • Afogado: A uniquely Italian invention that pairs a scoop of vanilla gelato with a smooth shot of hot espresso!
  • Iced and hot drinks: From milkshakes and hot tea to chai latte and iced macchiato, stop in and sample one of our unique drinks.
  • Vegan gelato and sorbet: Just because you live a cleaner vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy some fantastic gelato or sorbet, which is why we offer a wide variety of vegan options.
  • Desserts: Come for the gelato and stay for the Belgian waffle and gelato cookie sandwiches.
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Come join us for a scoop of gelato…the world is waiting for you!

Come Celebrate European Artisanal Gelato Day at I Scream Gelato

At I Scream Gelato, we love a good party and cannot wait to celebrate a day devoted to Italian culture and our favorite creamy dessert: gelato!

Check out our Facebook page for more information about our wide variety of flavors and to learn more about what makes Italian gelato so unique and, in almost every way imaginable, far superior to boring traditional ice cream!

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social mediaWorld Class Gelato Made With Fresh Dairy Products: Don’t Forget to Snap A Pic For the Official Gelato Day Facebook and Instagram!

You’ve tried every flavor of ice cream imaginable, so of course, you want to know: What is gelato?

To understand what makes gelato truly magical, start by understanding what makes it stand apart from its main competition, ice cream:

  • Unlike ice cream, which combines heavy cream, sugar, milk, and other ingredients, gelato is handcrafted in very small batches with milk, sugar, and egg yolks.
  • Gelato is also churned at a far slower rate than ice cream, resulting in a much smoother texture and more decadent, bolder flavor that you will not soon forget!
  • Gelato is lower in fat and calories, meaning you can enjoy a larger serving of gelato with less guilt!

You get the idea: Gelato is a decadent, smooth dessert that definitely deserves a worldwide day of celebration devoted to its unique excellence!

worldA Delicious Treat and Sweet Indulgence For Gelato Makers and Gelato Lovers From Austria to Italy!

Travel anywhere across the globe on March 24, step into any number of world-class gelato shops, and experience something truly special: Bonding with new friends over your shared love of gelato!

If you can’t make it to France, Italy, or England, don’t sweat it; a perfect scoop of gelato is closer than you might think!

You can enjoy exceptional gelato at your favorite neighborhood gelateria: I Scream Gelato!

With several convenient locations across the country, from Colorado to Florida, you are always only a short drive away from enjoying your dream gelato flavors!

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When it comes to gelato, just about any flavor imaginable is on offer!

It’s Gelato Season: Sample the Flavors, From Chocolate and Vanilla to Coffee, Any Day of the Week

Whether it’s a Sunday in May, a chilly Monday morning in December, or any day of the year, there is no wrong time to enjoy your favorite gelato flavor combinations.

Visit I Scream Gelato today for a free gelato sample or to try out new, unexpected flavors you never thought you would like.

Don’t waste any time – stop on by and enjoy some gelato with us today!

You Don’t Need to Wait Until Next March to Enjoy a Scoop of Your Favorite Flavors

You don’t need to wait until March or fly to Italy to sample authentic gelato.

Instead, come say “Hi” to the fantastic team at I Scream Gelato; we are ready and waiting to serve you an unforgettable scoop of artisanal gelato.

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