About Us

Our History

Gelotti Since 1984!

Gelotti isn’t just another ice cream shop – it’s a Paterson institution! We’ve been serving up smiles and spoonfuls of homemade happiness for many years, becoming an award-winning favorite throughout New Jersey and even internationally.

Our story began right here in Paterson, where we still operate our one and only base of operations on Union Avenue. We take pride in using fresh, high-quality ingredients to craft unique and irresistible flavors of ice cream, gelato, Italian ice, sorbet, sherbert, sugar-free, vegan, and so much more. Whether you’re a classic vanilla fan or a curious adventurer seeking the latest trends, we have something to tantalize your taste buds.

We’re passionate about creating a welcoming atmosphere where everyone can indulge in a sweet treat. So next time you’re craving a taste of Paterson’s rich history and deliciousness, stop by Gelotti. We’re more than just ice cream – we’re a Paterson tradition and beloved institution! Be sure to take your order to go and enjoy it at the Great Paterson Falls, a national park landmark less than 10 minutes away!


A Celebration of Freshness and Quality

Gelotti isn't just another ice cream shop – it's a dedication to crafting unforgettable flavors with the freshest, most authentic ingredients available. We believe in real, simple ingredients, which is why we source them directly from the best places on Earth.

  • Local Bounty: We incorporate seasonal fruits from nearby farms whenever possible, bursting with freshness and supporting local agriculture.
  • Global Inspiration: Beyond the local, we travel the world to find the perfect ingredients for our creations. Imagine Madagascar vanilla with its rich, complex notes, cultivated in the verdant rainforests nourished by volcanic soil. Or,cherries hand-picked from the sun-drenched orchards of Oregon and the rolling hills of northern Italy, each region offering a distinct sweetness and depth of flavor.
  • Chocolate Expertise: We understand the importance of ethically sourced, high-quality cocoa. We source our chocolate from the Ivory Coast and South America, known for their sustainable practices and exceptional beans.Even our bitter chocolate boasts a unique character, coming from the legendary Cuban producers.
  • Gluten-Free Focus: We offer a wide variety of homemade pastries, many of which are gluten-free, ensuring everyone can enjoy our treats.
  • Sweet Inclusions: Our ice cream flavors come alive with homemade cookies and cakes. Dive into our banana pudding with fluffy, homemade vanilla wafer cookies, or indulge in a classic “S’mores” creation featuring our delicious homemade honey graham cracker cookies!
  • Signature Specialties: Experience our iconic “Lil Chippie” mini ice cream sandwiches with house-made chocolate chip cookies or savor the textural contrast of our “Big Chip” ice cream sandwiches with giant, homemade cookies.

At Gelotti, we believe in giving back. We are proud supporters of the Cacao Horizons Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of cocoa farmers and their communities. Additionally, we partner with the Van Well Project, bringing clean drinking water to farms in Madagascar – the very source of our exquisite vanilla.

We are more than just ice cream; we are a celebration of fresh, real ingredients, crafted with love and a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. Visit Gelotti and experience the taste of the world, made with care right here in Paterson.

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