Spring is finally upon us, and as the weather grows warmer, our attention turns to cooling treats. From a tiny factory on the island of Krk, Dalibor Jurina produces some unforgettable gelato, refining his recipes for over 14 years. The latest offering is a range of organic ice creams made without dairy, sugar, gluten, artificial colourants, stabilisers or emulsifiers.
Jurina has been working with a local nutritionist and 'Krk Food Revolution' ambassador Sabina Barbiš to create a superb line of dairy-free ice creams that taste convincingly good. They offer a soft and fruity mango sorbet, creamy hazelnut, green matcha, forest fruits and raw chocolate option.
Gelati d'Oro has swapped the starch-based sweetener for Xylitol, extracted from birch bark, which contains 40% fewer calories than sugar. A dollop of the hazelnut ice cream contains just 100 calories, while the mango sorbet under 70. For once, you can guzzle ice cream and pretend that its good for you.
Beyond Krk island, you can try Gelati d'Oro's range of healthier frozen treats in Zagreb at Priroda & Društvo stores. They will be launching the new range in Split, Rijeka, Dubrovnik, and Rovinj very soon.