Gelato is Italian style ice cream - a cool and sweet dessert that really hits the spot on a hot summer day in Provincetown.
NOTE: Our flavor selection varies throughout the year. Check for availability.
At The Purple Feather, we pride ourselves on the quality of our authentic Artisan Gelato and Sorbetto. Always trying new things, we now have over 70 flavors to swap in and out of our 24 flavor display case. Each pan of gelato or sorbetto is made from scratch in our kitchen. We start by cooking fresh whole milk, sugar, and other natural ingredients like pure pistachio or hazelnut pastes imported from Italy. Once cooked to the precise temperature the batch is immediately cooled to a smooth frozen texture. Be sure to taste our award wining "Dark Chocolate" made from real Belgian dark chocolate.
Since gelato is made with milk instead of heavy cream, it is frozen with less air than ice cream, giving it a richer taste. With about a third of the fat, gelato is lower in calories than ice cream; a regular serving is only 140 calories. For a completely dairy and fat free treat, we also have fresh fruit sorbetto, of course made with real fruit. Don't be surprised if you can't tell the difference; with our top end equipment and process, our sorbetto tastes as creamy as our gelato.
With the addition of our alcohol license, Purple Feather has made some unique wine flavored gelato and sorbetto. In addition, our new gelato cocktails have taken the old fashion "Frappe" to a whole new level.
In 2014, The Boston Globe named Purple Feather Best Ice Cream on Cape Cod. Come in and try a sample or two. We are sure you will agree!