With franchises popping up all over Dallas, this addictive and refreshing Italian ice cream is setting the dessert standard.. In Short This is the real thing--velvety, decadent, authentic Italian gelato. Milk-based, gelato is creamier and more flavorful than American ice cream. Cappuccino, chocolate-jalapeno, violet, banana creme pie, marzipan, Irish coffee and licorice-mint are a few lush flavors. Amaretto combines chocolate-cherry with dark-chocolate shavings. Green apple perfectly captures the crisp, bracing fruit. Soy and sorbet-based gelati cater to those with lactose intolerance. Gelato sweetened with low-carb Splenda, rather than sugar, is also available.