New Castle County Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park for Two or Four on June 27–28 at 10 a.m. (50% Off)


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In a Nutshell

Sample frozen treats from more than 10 local creameries at this two-day festival on June 27–28

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Promotional value expires Jun 28, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Children 12 and under admitted Free. Event is non-refundable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $5 for single-day admission for two ($10 value)
  • $10 for single-day admission for four ($20 value)
  • Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Live music, eco-crafters, vendors, restaurants, and creameries

Gelato: Milky, Dense, and Melty

Learn how this sweet, creamy treat differs from ice cream with Groupon’s introduction.

Gelato simply means “frozen” in Italian, and it could be thought of as ice cream’s Old World cousin. The two treats share many features—including milk, cream, and sugar—but a few key differences give each its distinct personality.

Lower fat content: Gelato has a higher milk-to-cream ration than ice cream, giving it a fat content of around 5–8%. Ice cream, by comparison, must have a fat content of at least 10% to be called “ice cream” in the United States or “dinner” at the North Pole.

Slower churning: Gelato is churned more slowly than ice cream to prevent too many air bubbles from being incorporated into the mixture. Air bubbles are what give ice cream its light, fluffy texture, and they can increase its volume by 25–90%. Accordingly, gelato is much denser and less suitable for filling balloons

Higher serving temperatures: Because of this greater density, gelato is warmer when served. If it were served at ice cream’s lower temperatures—typically around 10 degrees Fahrenheit—it would be too solid to scoop or eat. Therefore, gelato cases are not kept nearly as cold.

Customer Reviews

Take something to sit on, chair, blanket, etc., Shade tents set up become full quickly. Still very enjoyable.
Cindy R. · June 29, 2015
Get there early! Be prepared to wait in lines-- but it is worth it. Fun family event!
Arleysha · June 28, 2015
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