Austin Gelato Company is owned and operated by partners and proud Texans Alan Gwinner and Stephanie Ray. Refugees from the corporate world, they learned the art of making genuine Italian gelato from a genuine Italian gelato master, Stefano Tarquinio of Rome’s renowned Al Settimo Gelo gelateria. Alan and Stephanie handcraft their gelato and sorbetto treats the authentic Italian way, with no shortcuts, mixes, additives or anything that’s just plain unnatural.

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Alan and Stephanie with Stefano Tarquinio at the Gelato & Pastry Institute of America in New York.


Have you ever said, “I could really go for a nice, big bowl of sodium phosphate right about now”? Or, “I’ve got a huge craving for some silicon dioxide–anyone want to join me?” Neither have we. But we’ve often thought there’s nothing better than all-natural, creamy gelato on a sunny Austin afternoon. That’s why we never add anything to our recipes that originated in a laboratory or comes pre-made from a mix. Just ingredients like Richardson Farms’ low-temperature pasteurized, non-homogenized milk–it’s rich, delicious and has been pasteurized to eliminate harmful bacteria and retain the beneficial enzymes vital for proper digestion and good health. (It’s also free of antibiotics, hormones, additives and preservatives.) Then we add organic cream, Texas Hill Country honey, organic sugar and, depending on the recipe, sustainably raised Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, dark Belgian chocolate from world-renowned chocolatier Barry Callebaut, sea salt, freshly roasted pistachios, organic whole fruit, freshly squeezed fruit juice, freshly roasted coffee and other ingredients that are, quite simply, all good.


Alan and Steph at cart


Austin Gelato happily caters events like birthday parties and weddings, all the way up to large corporate functions. (We’ve provided the sweet treats for high-tech companies like Samsung, Freescale Semiconductor and Hewlett-Packard.) We can deliver a freezer cart filled with hand-dipped gelato and sorbetto bars or 5-liter pans to your home or office and pick it up when it’s convenient for you. (We’re also happy to hand out our tasty treats at your event.)  Just choose your flavors, quantity and when you’d like to schedule delivery.

Don’t need a cart? No problem, we’ll drop off your order properly chilled and ready for storage in your freezer. Whether it’s a birthday, rehearsal dinner, anniversary, baby shower or large corporate gathering, Austin Gelato Company has easy, fun and delicious ways to sweeten the celebration. For more information, please call 512-646-0912 or email us at info@austingelatocompany.com.