If I could only eat one dessert for the rest of my life, it would probably be gelato. If you aren’t familiar, gelato is an Italian version of ice cream that has a different ratio of fats. (Clearly I have a bit of a thing for Italy…) In my experience, it tends to have brighter flavors and does best solo, without a bunch of toppings.
Because gelato thrives without a million toppings, I find it makes an easier (and slight more elegant) version of a ice cream sundae bar. You can set out a couple different flavor options (I love this as a way to keep the pints cold), a couple ice cream scoops, and maybe a couple topping choices.
Because I’m a little extra, I also made some “recipe” idea cards to display with my gelato bar and some decorative picks to top people’s scoops of gelato. The gelato bar is serve yourself, so the recipe cards just serve as a way to help give some guidance to people who are more indecisive. I have included a link to a PDF of my recipe cards at the bottom of this post.
I love the Italian phrase picks I made. While I just went with Italian phrases to go with the general theme of the gelato bar, you could definitely make them match the theme of your party. They were incredibly easy to make. I just used cardstock and a heart punch to make the shape and then used hot glue to adhere one cardstock heart to each side of the toothpick. If you don’t want to DIY, party stores generally have cupcake picks to match a lot of themes, that work perfectly.