"We use ingredients in their raw and most natural form and make everything from scratch." says our host. From the roasting and grinding of pistachios, to the baking of their own apple pies and brownies, everything is made in-house by Messina's passionate team of chefs.
"At Gelato Messina our job is to make people happy… It's all in the name of putting a smile on someone's face." And with offerings such as Candy Warhol, Game of Cones, Scoop Dog and Great Balls of Fryer to name a few - you can't help but smile.
In addition to the Hands On Class, there's also a Gelato Appreciation Class which is a part gelato making class, info session, science lesson and gelato degustation. With this class, you'll get to see what goes on behind the scenes, meet Messina's passionate chefs and learn a few of their secrets.
My day in the Messina kitchen was a great experience and the Hands On and Gelato Appreciation Classes would make a great gift idea for someone special. As well as learning how to create something amazing and delicious, you'll also leave with a copy of the popular book "Gelato Messina – The Recipes".
Oh, and Messina's new book, "Gelato Messina - The Creative Department", is due for launch in November. Surprise someone by buying this as a stocking-filler for Christmas.
So, when in Rome... well, let's just say stick to the pizza, because when it comes to the best gelato in the world, you'll find this closer to home at Gelato Messina.
Creating Nitro-frozen yoghurt mousse