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We just love gelato!

Fabio's Gelato is a family run dessert parlour. All of our Gelato is made in Hitchin using specialist machines as well as local ingredients where possible. To date we have created over 500 ever changing flavours of Gelato, Sorbets & Vegan Gelato.

Owners Fabio & Hannah fell in love with Gelato after a family holiday to Rome, and decided to pursue their love of all things Gelato by attending a Gelato course at Reading University in 2013, this is when along with their dream, a lot of hard work and professional guidance Fabio's Gelato was born.

So what exactly is Gelato?

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. It starts out with a similar base as ice cream, but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned at a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato denser than ice cream.

Gelato is served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream, so its texture stays silkier and softer. Because it has a lower percentage of fat than ice cream (Around 5% compared to 10% of standard ice cream), the main flavour ingredient really shines through.

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