AM Field Trip: Gelato at the Heladeria

by Becca Hurliman

We started off the first of our field trips this session with a visit to the Heladeria Italiana in the nearby Villagio Flor del Pacifico. A small group of kindergarten and first grade students congregated last Saturday morning in front of the Kid’s Club for a demonstration on how gelato is made (a taste-test was included!).

Leonardo showing the children how gelato is made

Leonardo showing the children how gelato is made

We set off on the short, sunny walk – collecting kids along the way. Once there, Leonardo showed us how gelato is made: mix some sugar with some milk, heat it up, cool it down, and voila! Gelato. Of course, I’m simplifying things and some fancy machinery was involved, but the entire process was still pretty quick and straightforward.

The children learning about gelato ingredients

The children learning about gelato ingredients

He added in some cherries for flavor, and we enjoyed the cool treat at the tables outside the shop. Fun Fact: Gelato is 8% fat, and that is why it is so soft in comparison to other ice cream, which is harder and has more fat!

Kids from Kindergarten and first grade eating their cherry gelato

Kids from Kindergarten and first grade eating their cherry gelato

Sofia enjoying her gelato

Sofia enjoying her gelato

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