You can make gelato with a base of milk, cream, and sugar. You can flavor it with fruit and nut purees and other flavorings. It is generally lower in fat than other styles of ice cream. Gelato typically contains less air and more flavoring than other kinds of frozen desserts, giving it a density and richness that distinguishes it from other ice creams.
Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. We usually make it from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors. You can sweeten it with sugar or sugar substitutes. You typically add flavourings and colourings in addition to stabilizers. The mixture is stirred to incorporate air spaces and cooled below the freezing point of water to prevent detectable ice crystals from forming. The result is a smooth, semi-solid foam that is solid at very low temperatures. It becomes more malleable as its temperature increases.
One can serve the ice cream in dishes, for eating with a spoon, or in cones, which are licked. You may serve ice cream with other desserts, such as apple pie. You can use ice cream to prepare other desserts such as ice cream floats, sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream cakes and even baked items, such as Baked Alaska
In modern times, a common method for producing ice cream at home is to use an ice cream maker, an electrical device that churns the ice cream mixture while cooled inside a household freezer. Some more expensive models have an inbuilt freezing element. A newer method is to add liquid nitrogen to the mixture while stirring it using a spoon or spatula for a few seconds; a similar technique, is to add dry ice to the mixture while stirring for a few minutes. Some ice cream recipes call for making a custard, folding in whipped cream, and immediately freezing the mixture. Another method is to use a pre-frozen solution of salt and water, which gradually melts as the ice cream freezes.