Eat your heart out
No question about it: We all scream for ice cream. Want to mix it up? Try gelato, the underappreciated (in my opinion) yet authentic Italian dessert made with less than half the butterfat of ice cream.
The name of this creamy, intensely flavored treat originates from the Italian word for "frozen" and it's deeply rooted in the country's culinary tradition. We checked out some local Boston gelaterias — a tough job, but someone had to do it — to help satisfy those summer afternoon cravings. Go ahead, dig in.
— Rachel Kossman, Boston.com Correspondent