Note di Sicilia – Real Italian Gelato
Frankly speaking, I have never knew that there is a difference between gelato and ice cream. All along, I thought “Gelato is just the Italian word for ice cream, right?”
No lah! There is really any difference between gelato and ice cream!
1. Gelato is made with a greater proportion of whole milk to cream, so it has lower fat than ice cream.
2. Gelato is churned at a slower speed than ice cream, so it’s denser because not as much air is whipped into the mixture.
3. While ice cream is typically served frozen, gelato is typically stored and served at a slightly warmer temperature, so it’s not quite completely frozen.
But one thing ice cream and gelato do have in common: you won’t be able to resist just one more scoop!
Note di Sicilia is a traditional sicilian gelato parlour in Clarke Quay. Using organic raw materials, this gelato parlour follow the rules of old Sicilian masters in gelato making and the care to doing things with the greatest respect for the tradition.
If you think gelato can be made using your ice cream machine at home, then you are wrong! Because the texture will never be the same. Note di Sicilia imports their huge gelato machine from Italy and they make gelato within the shop space.
Priding itself in using the finest ingredients and tradition, Note Di Sicilia imports its ingredients exclusively from different parts of Italy. For instance, the pistachios are from Sicily, chocolate are from Venezuela. Their gelatos are made with fresh milk and no cream, making it lower in fat than most other ice creams.
One of the owners, Aurélie, said Italians eat gelato almost everyday. It is their way of life and people won’t grow fat by eating gelato! Therefore, she hopes to share the italian culture of the traditional home-made gelato with locals.
If you are a safe person, go for yogurt flavour which gives you are smooth and soothing aftertaste. Mulberry flavour adds a pleasing liveliness to gelato, and makes it very refreshing too.
Our favourite is the pistachio flavour. Imported from Sicily, it is nicely toasted and gave a nutty aroma. Pairing with it is raspberry flavour.
One interesting flavour here is the fruit of cactus. It tasted like persimmons! On the contrast, the dark chocolate is very very very rich. It is slightly bitter but very shiok! Prices for gelato are $8.00 (small), $10.00 (medium), $12.00 (Large).
Besides serving gelato, they also serve scrumptiously yummy cocktails which is ideal for those who just wants to wind down and relax. It also offers traditionally-Sicilan after-party breakfast such as brioche and focccacia.
Note di Sicilia
Address: 3D River Valley Road, #01-14 Clarke Quay
Tel: +65 8168 4340
Opening Hours: Mon to Tues, Thurs, Sun, 12.30pm – 1am; Wed, Fri & Sat, 12.30pm – 3am