Farmstead Gelato and Sorbetto
For the uninitiated, gelato is Italian style ice cream. The main differences between gelato and American style ice cream are 1) less air and 2) less fat. What does this mean: a healthier product and more intense flavors. We use our goat milk to make the milk-based flavors and all local fruits for the sorbettos (dairy-free). We have perfected our recipes to provide you with pure, unadulterated flavors. In fact, the goat milk results in a really creamy and smooth texture.
We make a variety of flavors each week including vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut and seasonal flavors such as local strawberry, red currant sorbetto and honey-lavender.
We try to incorporate as much of our own fruits and herbs into the ever-changing flavors. Infusions of chocolate mint, Thai basil and lemon verbena - thyme are several of our herbal flavors. Peaches and blackberries come from our farm or local Illinois farms. Any additional fruits, herbs, nuts or syrups are sourced locally from farms and farmers that we are proud to support.
We sell our gelati and sorbetti by the pint and single servings each week at the Urbana Farmers' Market and Chicago's Green City Market on Saturday mornings, May through November. We also offer gelato at the Land Connection Downtown Champaign Farmers' Market (Tuesday evenings from 4-7 pm).
Can't make it to the markets? You can find pints of our gelato at Common Ground Food Coop in Urbana and scoops at Pizzeria Antica (downtown Champaign).