Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. It starts out with a similar custard 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’s modern incarnation flourished during the Italian Renaissance period, spreading throughout Europe and gaining popularity wherever it was found.
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, the main flavor ingredient really shines through.
So, wonder where to eat the best gelato in Istria?
Pomaj Gelato&Bar, Pula
Gelato&Bar Pomaj is located in the very center of Pula, just a few minutes’ walk from the Pula amphitheater. For their gelato artigianale, they use local ingredients, and among the sea of flavors, the interesting gelato made from Istrian terranino and from Istrian extra virgin olive oil, created in collaboration with the Oio Vivo brand, stands out. The offer also includes flavors of pistachio, lavender, salted caramel, yogurt & crumbles, strawberry sorbet, raspberry and many others.
Photo credit: Pomaj Gelato & Bar, journal.hr