At Gelato Paradiso, the artisanal gelato is hand-made in small batches every morning, right in the shop where you go to eat it. Each flavor is rendered using old world recipes and traditions that have been passed down and improved upon through generations of master artisans.
I recently joined a group of bloggers at a “behind-the-scenes” look visit to the Gelato Paradiso at Fashion Island. We learn that there are no artificial powders or syrups used here. The characteristic boldness of the flavors is expressive of the artisanal cocoas, extracts, fresh fruits, and other ingredients folded into each batch.
The ingredients for the gelatos are sourced from among the finest in Italy, representing various growing regions and producers throughout the country.As a dairy-free alternative to ice cream, the sorbettos combine ripe, seasonal fruit with pure water and a touch of sugar. Because of the commitment to using fresh ingredients for the sorbettos, each small pan reflects the natural variations of produce picked in season.
I was lucky enough to taste some of the flavors on offer, as well as watch a batch of gelato being made. Do you know that it takes less than 15 minutes to create a batch?
They are able to offer a mini gelato case at a wedding, birthday, or corporate event, which is such a great way to offer sweet treats to the event.
As someone who doesn’t like cake, the idea of gelato instead of cake is genius. Gelato Paradiso offers custom handmade gelato cakes which are made to order. Any flavor combinations can be personalized with a message to suit any occasion.
I have three $15 Gelato Paradiso giftcards for three readers to WIN. Please leave me a comment and tell me why you’d like to win one of these giftcards, courtesy of Gelato Paradiso. Entries close on Wednesday October 28th, 2015.
There are currently two Gelato Paradiso locations in Orange County, and one in San Diego:
401 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
448 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
789 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101