Gelato not only has a richer, more complex flavor profile than ice cream, but it also has the power to afflict iced-dessert-pilfering seagulls with eternal brain freeze. Pick the more potently delicious treat with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gelato from Stefano’s Gelato in Riverton.
Stefano’s Gelato is a frozen fantasy world of handcrafted gelato and sorbetto, whose milky frigidity boasts intense flavors free of hydrogenation. Sample gelato editions such as pistachio-hazelnut, banana-orange-cream, and Butterfinger. Sorbettos (close relatives of gelato that are crafted with fruit and purified water) delight the mouth with wild berry, mango, passion fruit, and other zesty essences. Prices depend on how you want to eat your treat—grab a 3-ounce small glob of gelato for $3, a medium 4-ounce serving for $4, or a pint for $8. Cones are also available ($1 for kids’ cone, $2 for value cone), and carbonated throat-cleansers await your esophagus in the form of 16- or 20-ounce Italian sodas ($3.50/$4.50), retro sodas ($0.50), and Mexican coke ($1.50).
The flavored mini-glaciers at Stefano’s Gelato contain no high-fructose corn syrup, and sugar-free options are also available. Secure a seat at the cheery eatery and snack on a snack that contains only 5–7% butterfat—compared to the 17–30% butterfat content of ice cream—which means you can safely consume about three times as much gelato as ice cream without turning into a stick of butter.