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Creating organic, premium, craft gelato and sorbetto. Handmade. Small batch.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Welcome To LEGIT GELATO COLORADO

legit gelato colorado creates organic, premium, craft gelato and sorbetto.
handmade. small batch.

 

WE’RE OPEN FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 11:00AM TO 5:00PM,

AND DURING FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK.

VISIT US AT THE PIKES PEAK MARKET,

315 E. PIKES PEAK AVE., COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80903

 
  Lemon Gelato  with organic, fresh lemons

Lemon Gelato with organic, fresh lemons

Our origin

Legit Gelato was created in 2010 while on, of course, a trip to Italy. Rome to be specific. While discussing subsequent potential careers for me, we came upon the idea of starting a Gelateria in downtown Colorado Springs. We even knew the potential building. It would be a 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 finding of the perfect 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 downtown Colorado Springs in end-June 2018.

 
  Coffee Stracciatella  – our robust coffee gelato with organic, stone ground, coffee infused dark chocolate stracciatella

Coffee Stracciatella – our robust coffee gelato with organic, stone ground, coffee infused dark chocolate stracciatella

Our gelato

Legit Gelato Colorado is an exploration into the Italian dessert experience. Our name speaks to our passion: premium. craft gelato and sorbetto, organic ingredients, handmade, small batch, GMO free, gum free, gluten free with no added color. Always a vegan choice.

We like texture in our gelato from time to time. So, Legit Gelato Colorado creates stracciatellas by using infused and textured dark chocolate – 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 the melted dark chocolate into the gelato towards 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.