It’s okay, moms. You can admit that one of your favorite times of the day is when you finally get the kids to go down for the night and you can sit on the couch with a bowl of ice cream and a DVR’d episode of Real Housewives. I know I’m not alone here. Even if the junk TV is an every-night thing, I try to limit the ice cream part to just a couple times a week. However, if I had an endless supply of Talenti Gelato, this could become a constant habit. With all-natural ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup, and grown up flavors like Sea Salt Caramel, Talenti is the perfect end to a crazy day.
There are a lot of gourmet ice creams and gelatos on the market, but Talenti takes it a few steps further, sourcing only the best ingredients and making each batch with care:
We source the globe in order to find the most select ingredients, enhancing our recipes with only natural, raw elements. Talenti Gelato is made with only freshly pasteurized milk, free of the growth hormones rBGH and rBST. Talenti uses only extra fine pure sugar, fresh IQF fruit and nuts straight from the growers, real chocolate from Belgium, fresh whole tahitian vanilla beans from Papua New Guinea, select coconuts from the Philipines, and real Argentine dulce de leche. Additionally, we roast and carmelize our own nuts, use fresh-squeezed lemons, and make our own nut pastes. No detail is ignored and no shortcuts are taken.
All but one flavor is gluten free and even with all of these luxurious ingredients, the gelatos and sorbets have 30-100% less fat than most ice creams and the calorie counts per serving are on par with your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor.
Talenti Gelato and Sorbet Flavors
- Argentine Dulce De Leche
- Belgian Milk Chocolate
- Caramel Cookie Crunch
- Caribbean Coconut
- Double Dark Chocolate
- Mediterranean Mint
- Sicilian Pistachio
- Tahitian Vanilla Bean
- Toasted Almond
- White Chocolate Raspberry
- Black Cherry
- Sea Salt Caramel
- Lisbon Lemon
- Roman Raspberry
- Sonoma Strawberry
- Hill Country Peach Champagne
- Blood Orange
Rich Taste at a Middle Class Price
My first bite of the Sea Salt Caramel was wonderful. The gelato is so rich and creamy that it’s hard to believe that its fat content is so low. The little chunks of chocolate covered caramel truffles were a tasty surprise and they melted in my mouth. The saltiness combined with the sweet was amazing. I also tried the Double Dark Chocolate. I was intrigued since the product description says that the gelato is made with a “splash of vermouth.” I didn’t taste anything boozy, but I was again struck by the luxurious feel of the gelato compared to its reasonable fat content and calories. It felt so sinful but wasn’t really at at all.
I’ll admit that I loved the Double Dark Chocolate so much that I actually searched out more Talenti at my local Wegman’s grocery store. I wasn’t surprised to find it in the gourmet, all-natural section of the store, but I was surprised to see it at such a great price point! ($4.99/pint – comparable to even Haagen Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s) I took home a pint of Double Dark Chocolate as well as one of the Roman Raspberry Sorbet. Last night, I sat down for the premier of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with a scoop of each and it was a treat to remember. (The TV show? Not so much.)
Shop! Talenti Gelato and Sorbet can be found at a variety of stores, including Wegman’s, Whole Foods, Publix, Kroger, Big Y and Target. You can even order it online (although the grocery store prices seem to be much lower).