Your Chocolate Priestess mentioned gelato early this year after a time to the Chicago area and a wonderful little shop called Taviata where we got some plus a few other treats the chocolatier gave us and we bought. I remember gelato from when I lived in Rome for two semesters or eight months if you like. Finding it in the midwest was proving difficult and the tiny place that used to me in my town didn't last long.
Each 1 pint container has four servings but be honest with yourself: How often do you make this sort of treat last four servings. If you do then you are well versed in Moderation. Frankly it is easier with gelato than other frozen chocolate treats. Often the cocoa flavor is dulled by the cold but not gelato so the essence of the cocoa seems more intense and you can get a buzz faster. You will get one faster on this because it tastes smooth, creamy, rich, and differently like darker chocolate.
Gelato is not dairy free however, this isn't sorbet, that is dairy and animal free so it's good for vegans. This like most ice cream is good for vegetarians and the rest of us because other than dairy there is nothing else from an animal. Dairy appears to be the only allegen in the flavor as well unless you count cocoa but then why are you reading The Chocolate Cult?
In terms of nutrition this lacks a bit behind ice cream in some categories such as fiber and protein but has less fat over if you are comparing it to regular or rich ice cream. However, each serving, remember there are four in this container, has the following make up. 240 calories, 8g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, less than a gram of fiber, 20g sugars, 5g protein, and 10% of the daily Vitamin A, Calcium, and Iron an adult needs.
Because of the intensity of the flavor, the price, and the Path, Sisters and Brothers, I made this last several evenings over a few months. Economically I can't say that buying pints is ever the best choice but I wanted to try this for all of you. Check out your own stores and let me know if Ciao Bella Gelato Company is selling near you.