5 Types of Delicious Gelato Desserts

Gelato cake

Gelato on it’s own, is a fantastic dessert for sure. But at Fior di Latte, we know Gelato is more than just a scoop in a cone! Take a look at these delicious Gelato desserts to get your imagination dreaming of dessert.

Gelato layer cake

Forget everything you know about a cake with layers.

A simple, yet unique twist on a classic, gelato cakes combine two of the most treasured dessert staples – gelato and cake. Gelato cakes are so easy to tailor to your requirements due to the option to use any gelato flavour within it, to create the cake.

Gelato cakes are perfect for any time of year, because they are easily decorated for any season and they serve multiple people for large gatherings with family and friends. Combined with holiday colours, garnishes and seasonal flavours, these cakes will take no time grabbing the attention of those that get to enjoy it!

Custom made and perfect for any occasion, our bespoke gelato cakes are available in different sizes, with the large cakes serving 9-12 people.

Delicious Gelato Cake With Two Layers

Gelato cheese cake

We’ve always loved cheesecake as a dessert, but like the layer cake above, there is another dimension to the standard cheesecake!

It’s quite common to get cheesecake flavour gelato, so this dessert takes things a step further and incorporates the gelato into the cheesecake itself. If you are trying to make this at home, all you need to do is mix together gelato with cream cheese, freeze it for a few hours and you’ll have yourself a fantastic dessert that you can customize however you like.

You can save yourself the washing up, by ordering a luxury gelato cheesecake, with upto 3 flavours, from our shop!

New York Cheesecake With Gelato Filling


A mix between gelato and a truffle, this classic Italian dessert originates from Pizzo, Calabria. According to records, it was created in 1952, by a gelataio named Giuseppe De Maria, known then as Don Pippo. Out of a need to create something new, he moulded a mixture of chocolate and hazelnut gelato, to surround a melted dark chocolate filling, finally he covered that in some bitter cocoa powder.

Traditionally, the Tartufo, was made with two flavours of gelato, with a fruit center (usually cherry)

Authentic Gelato Tartufo

Brioche Con Gelato

Brioche con gelato is a traditional Italian dessert originally from Sicily. It’s relatively simple and easy to make at home too. This dessert sandwich consists of a soft, buttery brioche bun that’s stuffed with a generous amount of gelato. It’s especially popular during the hot summer months, and it’s sometimes even eaten for breakfast.

If desired, you can top it with a sprinkle of chopped nuts and a pinch of powdered sugar for extra flavour.

It’s as simple as Gelato and a Brioche bun, with topics of your choice!


Spumone (from spuma or “foam”), is a moulded gelato (a lower-fat Italian form of ice cream) made with layers of different colours and flavours, usually containing candied fruits and nuts.

Spumoni is popular in places with large Italian populations such as the United States, Argentina and Brazil. August 21 is National Spumoni Day in the United States. The most popular flavours used in spumoni are cherry, pistachio, and vanilla (or chocolate), with red, green, and white colours representing the Italian flag.

A three colour Gelato Spumoni

If these delicious Italian desserts have got you dreaming of gelato, you can choose from our range of delicious gelato, with delivery across all or Nairobi.

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