ARTISAN GOAT MILK GELATO
PRAIRIE FRUITS FARM & CREAMERY
FARMSTEAD GELATO & SORBETTO
For the uninitiated, gelato is Italian style ice cream. The main differences between gelato and American style ice cream are 1) less air and 2) less fat. What does this mean: a healthier product and more intense flavors. We use our goat milk to make the milk-based flavors and all local fruits for the sorbettos (dairy-free). We've even started using our cheese whey to make select sorbetto flavors (black currant is sublime). We have perfected our recipes to provide you with pure, unadulterated flavors. In fact, the goat milk results in a really creamy and smooth texture.
We make a variety of flavors including vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel swirl and seasonal flavors such as local strawberry, red currant sorbetto and honey-lavender.
We try to incorporate as much of our own fruits and herbs into the ever-changing flavors. Infusions of chocolate mint, Thai basil and lemon verbena - thyme are several of our herbal flavors. Peaches and blackberries come from our farm or local Illinois farms. Any additional fruits, herbs, nuts or syrups are sourced locally from farms and farmers that we are proud to support.
NEW IN 2020: We will be offering our gelato/sorbetto ONLY at the farm as scoops during our farm store "The Real Stand's" open hours.
WHERE TO GET OUR PRODUCTS
We sell our products through local markets in Central Illinois including Urbana’s Market at the Square, as well as several restaurant and retail locations in Champaign-Urbana - Common Ground Food Cooperative, Strawberry Fields-World Harvest Foods and Harvest Market.
Not in C-U? Look for our products in Bloomington-Normal at Common Ground Grocery and the new Greentop Grocery. Our cheeses are also available in select Chicago and Chicagoland locations, including numerous restaurants, and small retail specialty food and grocery shops such as Local Foods, Pastoral Artisan Cheese Bread and Wine, Standard Market, Eataly-Chicago, sweetgreen River North and Dearborn-Madison , Potash Market and select Whole Foods stores in Chicago.
We also offer On-Farm Sales throughout the season, where you can come out to the farm! Gelato pints and scoops are available as well as our cheese. Since farm hours vary by season, check out our newsletter or the main page of our website for the most current store hours.