I am about to make ice cream (for dessert) from The Ciao Bella book for Gelato and Sorbetto and was thinking about trying the Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato. It says something about being savory, but it has the same amount of sugar as most of the other gelatos there. I have tried (sweet) olive oil gelato elsewhere, and it was very good (though unusual).

Is this Gelato fit (as an ice cream) for a normal dessert? Is it eaten as if it is sweet?

Edit: Does "savory", in this case, mean it's not sweet?

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I can be both savory and sweet; that is the point of that gelato.

It is one of those dessert component that needs to be served with something else to balance it out.

I'd serve it with a lemon biscotti or a lemon pound cake.

  • Ok, I was wondering about that (first part). It's just that normally, when I hear savory ice cream, I think of something that has no sugar (like cheddar or crab gelato).
    – bob
    Jun 26, 2018 at 2:08
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    Also, what's stupid is that I need 15 reputation to upvote answers to my own question
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    Jun 26, 2018 at 2:09
  • Problem solved it looks like @bob.
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    Jun 26, 2018 at 8:40
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    Jun 26, 2018 at 12:38

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