WHY GELATO? BECAUSE IT'S COOLER THAN THE POOL!

Friday, June 17, 2011
School’s out, the pavement’s heating up, the air conditioner’s cooling down and it’s finally SUMMERTIME! Get out your water wings, goggles, flippers, sunscreen, umbrellas, swim trunks, bikinis and flip flops because we’re hitting the pool. From the moment you pull off that cover-up and the sun begins to warm your skin to the big SPLASH as you cannonball into the deep end, that sparkling blue water is your best friend when the thermometer starts skyrocketing. So dive for pennies, do a few handstands, make funny faces at your friends under water but remember, no running!

What about when you’re done swimming for the day? Once you’ve gotten the water out of your ears and your fingers are back to normal after looking like prunes, it’s the perfect time to grab some gelato. It’s so refreshingly cold and creamy and it comes in all your favorite flavors like vanilla, chocolate, caramel, strawberry, coconut and more. Or if dairy isn’t really your thing, you could try sorbetto made with fresh fruit and water (no milk involved) in flavors like pineapple, kiwi, raspberry or mango. Gelato and sorbetto are healthier alternatives to ice cream, so don’t worry, you can still fit in your favorite bathing suit. Just remember to wait 30 minutes before going back in the water!

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