Welcome To LEGIT GELATO COLORADO
legit gelato colorado creates organic, premium, craft gelato and sorbetto.
handmade from scratch. small batch.
Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily stop production due to injury. We look forward to returning in December 2019.
FIND US AT these restaurants:
While injury has taken us out temporarily, we look forward to returning to local menus soon.
find us at these galleries on first Friday:
2019 found us at Kreuser Gallery and Laurel Justice Gallery. 2020 planning is underway.
find us at these events:
We will return on…
December 14: Holiday Vegan Popup Market at
Library 21C in Colorado Springs
More to come…
Legit Gelato was created in 2010 during, of course, a trip to Italy. While considering new passions to pursue, it came to me to bring a Gelateria to downtown Colorado Springs. It would be true Italian in quality, service and decor – a legitimate Italian experience. So, Legit Gelato was born. Upon returning home I secured the Web address legitgelato.com. Life’s projects delayed our opening. Education on the creation of gelato ensued. Commitment to a gelato machine yielded tests of gelato recipes with success.
With the discovering of the perfect dark chocolate, the selection of flavors expanded over a two-year period. Colorado was added to the name, and Legit Gelato Colorado opened its scoop shop at the Pikes Peak Market in Colorado Springs in June 2018. In January 2019 we left the Market to pursue a location in the downtown core – that effort continues as we plan 2020.
OUR GELATO and SORBETTO
Legit Gelato Colorado is an exploration into the Italian dessert experience. Our name speaks to our passion: premium, craft gelato and sorbetto, organic ingredients where possible, handmade, small batch, GMO-free, gluten-free with no added color. And always a vegan choice available.
We like texture in our gelato from time to time. So Legit Gelato Colorado creates a stracciatella gelato by using infused and textured dark chocolates – think chocolate bits throughout – resulting in a smooth gelato with a delicate texture. Stracciatella comes from the Italian word “stracciare” which translates to “tear” or “shred up”. The effect is produced by drizzling melted dark chocolate into the gelato toward the end of the churning process. The dark chocolate solidifies immediately and is then broken up and incorporated into the gelato by the churning maker blades.