Toni Morell is one of the managing partners of Zingerman's Mail Order.
Gelato is an instant party. I think it's entirely appropriate to eat an entire container on your own with a spoon. I've done it, I'm not ashamed. You don't have to share, it's your own party.
I've often sent it as a gift, because I have never met someone who doesn't like ice cream. It's hard to go wrong with any flavor but now you can choose exactly the flavors you want in your own custom box. My personal favorite flavor is dark chocolate because chocolate makes everybody happy. I sometimes feel like if a dessert isn't made of chocolate it isn't worth my time. But I was also thinking lately about how much I like vanilla gelato on things. It's not just for summertime—there's nothing better than a warm apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla gelato on top.
I think my all-time favorite way to eat gelato is the way they do it in Sicily. On Sunday mornings, after church you go to the market for a scoop of gelato on a warm brioche bun, like a breakfast ice cream sandwich. Talk about breakfast of champions!
Important Order and Delivery Details
Your box of six gelati is shipped frozen with dry ice. If you order two different things going to the same address then they'll arrive in two boxes.