Thursday, December 10, 2009

The smell of gingerbread fresh out of the oven wafts through the air.  The table is decorated with deliciously sugared pears, plums and pomegranates.  There are chestnuts and hazelnuts roasting on the open fire as you and your family gathers around, celebrating the simple pleasures of the holiday season together.  Isn't it wonderful to enjoy the special feeling of peace and good cheer that seems to visit our hearts this time of year?

Fresh gelato is the most refreshing way to indulge in the flavors of the season without all the fat.  How about taking a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping to relax with a cool, creamy cup of Torrone Pistachio gelato and a cappuccino?  What fun it will be to treat the whole gang to some delicious peppermint candy cane gelato after the annual school play!

While you're making your list and checking it twice, don't forget about the gift that keeps on giving.  When you visit your local gelateria, ask about purchasing gift certificates that can be used all year.  The gift of a gelato experience is great for anyone on your list from nieces and nephews to best friends and office coworkers.  While cookie trays, popcorn pails and fruitcake come and go during the holiday season - gelato is a fresh, healthier indulgence that can inspire a new tradition for years to come.

Have a favorite holiday treat or traditional family recipe that you'd love to taste as a gelato flavor?  Tell us all about it on our WhyGelato.com Facebook page today!