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Argentina's Gelato

South America's Helado introduced to the US
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Black Cherry helado from Talenti

The weather may be getting cooler but we all still love our ice cream. Now we can add to our favorite artisan frozen treats Argentina’s helado.

Helado is similar in consistency to Italian gelato (possibly due to the influx of Italian immigrants to Argentina from the 1870s to the 1960s) and distinguished by quality ingredients, such as fresh fruits and imported chocolates, compared to its artificially flavored counterparts. The rich, dense treat has become a favorite dessert in the country and is now available in the U.S.

Josh Hochschuler, who fell in love with the handmade ice creams he found at local ice cream shops while living in Buenos Aires, returned to the U.S. and founded Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto and opened Talenti Gelateria in Dallas.

Following strict Argentinean-Italian guidelines where everything is made from scratch daily, Hochschuler began packaging his premium frozen desserts for consumers nationwide. Made with hormone-free pasteurized milk, extra fine pure cane sugar (no high fructose corn syrup) Talenti ice cream boasts 30 percent less fat than regular varieties and is available in 21 flavors including all-natural Double Dark Chocolate (Belgium Mediterranean Mint gelato from TalentiCallebaut Chocolate), Caribbean Coconut, Black Cherry, Malaysian Mango Sorbetto, Hill Country Peach Champagne Sorbetto and Blood Orange Sorbetto. All flavors except Caramel Cookie Crunch, are gluten-free. The clear jar packaging shows off the product’s attributes and can be reused.

Talenti can be found at Whole Foods Markets, specialty retailers and supermarkets such as Kings, H.E.B., Giant, Publix, Hannaford and Shaw’s. Or, purchase online at talentigelato.com. —Nicole Potenza Denis

Nicole Denis is a regular foodspring.com contributor and is the author of foodspring’s foodie-mom blog.

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