It even sounds nicer than ice-cream doesn’t it. Draw out that second syllable like a long adoring lick of this delectable diet-buster.
Wikipedia proclaims that gelato is the Italian word for ice-cream. NO!!!!! It’s not the same at all. Gelato is churned more slowly, introducing less air into the product and therefore producing a more dense (and therefore flavoursome) result. There’s less fat in gelato too (there’s a bonus).
But don’t worry too much about the process, just enjoy the output.