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Artisan Gelato

Carpigiani is the industries leading supplier of Ice Cream and Gelato makers and for over 70 years has gained a reputation for the most innovative, high quality and reliable ice cream machines available.

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What Is Artisan Gelato?

Gelato is a form of ice cream and is basically the Italian equivalent to what we refer to as ice cream in the UK. It does have its differences from ice cream and you can definitely taste the difference. It is sometimes referred to as Artisan Gelato and the definition of Artisan is “a worker in a skilled trade, one that makes things by hand”. Today’s machines may help us in the making of Gelato, however, the philosophy remains. Gelato is healthier and lower in fat than ice cream and is made in small batches using fresh, natural ingredients.

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Artisan Gelato Machines

Whether you want to start a business, add a new dessert or cold sweet option to your restaurant’s menu then a commercial gelato machine is something you need to consider. Carpigiani has been the industries leading supplier of Ice Cream and Gelato Makers for over 70 years.  

Click below to see the Carpigiani range of Gelato makers.

The Gelato Journey

To produce good gelato you need quality raw ingredients and to follow a key process:

There are 5 core steps, in the process of making artisan gelato:

1

Pasteurisation

Pasteurisation is a heat treatment that ensures the safety of the ingredients and preservation of the gelato. After heating, the liquid mixture remains at an elevated temperature for the time necessary to guarantee the process; then cooled rapidly before being stored at a maximum of +4°c.

2

Homogenisation

Gelato is produced by continuously stirring a mixture containing milk, sugar and natural flavourings as it freezes. A mixer is an  indispensable tool for mixing, homogenising and diffusing any solid or fibrous ingredients into the mix. This helps obtain a consistent,  uniform base.

3

Production

Any syrup or flavours that are required are introduced into the cylinder and mixed through with the agitator. During this phase, the machine incorporates air into the mix and begins to freeze as the base makes contact with the side of the cylinder, forming tiny crystals  which give gelato its smooth characteristic.

4

Blast Freeze

The gelato is extracted from the machine at -7/ -9°c and should then be placed in a freezer capable of further reducing the core temperature to -12°c as quickly as possible. This helps to keep the structure, texture and taste of the gelato while in storage or when served.

5

Store, Display and Serve

Carpigiani provide a wide range of display cabinets, each one perfect for displaying your artisan gelato safely and attractively. For more information on our range, see the ‘display & design’ section.

Recommended Artrisan Gelato Machines

TURBO MIX Blender

Blender and homogenizer for preparing Artisanal Gelato Mixes and much more

Pastomaster HE Range

Electronic Pasteurizing Machines for Confectionery and Gastronomy

Maestro HE 4*

High-performance counter-top batch freezer

Premium Quality, Express Services

If you need to offer a quality gelato, sorbet, pastry cream and other desserts, then nothing quite compares to a Carpigiani Artisan Gelato machine.

Equipment down time is the biggest potential hidden cost to your business.  We pride ourselves that the very best equipment is complemented by the highest standards of service support to keep this to a minimum.

Artisan Gelato Case Study

Swoon Gelato

The brainchild of owner Bruno Forte, whose family have been producing real Italian Gelato for well over a century, Swoon’s ethos focuses on using only the finest ingredients from around the world and combining them with a traditional process known for giving gelato its distinctive, smooth texture and delightful flavour...

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My team and I worked closely with Carpigiani UK, who helped us design the layout and worked closely with us to specify the equipment we would need to handle the extensive range we wanted to offer and the peak demand we expected to generate.”

I had been considering setting up a gelato business for a number of years. With limited knowledge and experience myself, I took the decision to sign up for an intensive course which would at least allow me to understand the basics. Having researched different options, I decided to join the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy.”