Gelato Gilberto, 9434 Norton Commons Blvd., was always meant to be mobile, according to co-owner Kristin Gilbert.
“Our original idea was to buy a double-decker bus in London and travel around,” she says. “On craigslist we found this crazy old ice cream truck and we’re peeling stickers off and using Goo Be Gone. We are over the moon we’re so excited!”
Kristin and Justin Gilbert will sell a new product, gelato pops, from the truck. “They’re like little push-up pops so we can put anything we want in there as far as flavors go,” she says. “We debuted them at the Beargrass Farmers Market this summer, and they were a big hit. They’re so cute, and there’s a nostalgia factor. We use all fresh fruit and JD Country fresh milk.”
“We can drive around neighborhoods in the truck and go to events,” Gilbert says. “We’re excited about doing that. It came wired with all the crazy music and 16 animal sounds and a PA system.”
Fans can check the website for the truck’s location, or follow Gelato Gilberto on Facebook or Twitter.
For those who’d rather make their own, Justin Gilbert — who trained in Italy — will demonstrate how to make gelato at a class Oct. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Foxhollow Farm Kitchen. The cost is $45. In addition to demonstrating how to make a basic gelato mixture, he will share recipes and techniques for making fall-flavored gelato like poached pear zinfandel and toasted walnut.
More information: www.gelatogilberto.com or (502) 423-7751.