Frozen Layered Gelato Cake

5 from 4 votes

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This layered frozen gelato cake takes gelato to a whole new level! It is super easy to make, yet fancy enough to serve at a nice dinner or dessert party.

Close up of Frozen Layered Gelato Cake topped with raspberries

Frozen Layered Gelato Cake

If you have never had gelato before, it is kind of like ice cream but way better. The texture of gelato is more smooth and silky than ice cream. It is also served slightly warmer than ice cream so it isn’t as “icy”.

All the Best In One Bite

HemisFares Gelato is the real deal. It is smooth and creamy just like the gelato you can find in Italy but you can get it at your local Kroger store or supplier (and it’s way cheaper than a flight to Italy). If you are like me, just one flavor of gelato is not enough. I like to have a little bit of ALL the flavors when I am eating gelato. That is how I came up with the idea for this layered gelato cake in a bread pan. This way, you can have a little of each flavor in every bite. We used the HemisFares Chocolate Gelato, Strawberry Gelato, and Straciatella Gelato in this recipe but HemisFares also offers Cappuccino Gelato, Hazelnut Gelato, and Pistachio Gelato. All of which would make AMAZING gelato cakes. Just pick the three flavors you think you would like best and go from there!

Above view of Frozen Layered Gelato Cake

Looks Can Be Deceiving

I love this gelato cake because it looks fancy, it tastes fancy but it is SO EASY to make. Really. It takes hardly any prep time at all. I served this at our 4th of July party and it got so many “ooohs” and “ahhhhs”. Little did they know it was easier to make than a plate of cookies. I also love that it can serve a crowd using a bread pan to extend the gelato. We easily served 10 adults and a few kids with this recipe. It is amazing how three containers of gelato can go such a long way. Sometimes it is hard to feed a crowd a “fancy” dessert, but not with this cake!

Frozen Layered Gelato Cake with gelato in the background.

About HemisFares Gelato:

There is something unique about this rich and creamy HemisFares Gelato, and you can definitely taste the difference! The fresh cream used to make the gelato comes from 100 percent grass-fed cows in Sicily. The cows roam the countryside and are milked daily. The milk is slow-churned for a smooth texture and rich flavor. Each of the six varieties of gelato are made with regional ingredients.

Gelato flavors

A Little Bit of Background

The HemisFares brand was introduced to the Kroger product line in 2015 with a vision of bringing the “best-of-the-best tastes the planet has to offer to the Kroger family of stores.” Culinary explorers have traveled to some of the most food-rich regions of the world to bring the absolute best from a country back to Kroger customers.  After tasting this incredible gelato, we are joining HemisFares on this journey and the whole family is coming along. We enjoy the quality of the food and knowing the back story of the regional ingredients used to make it. Each HemisFares product has a “Find Number.” With each “Find Number” you can learn about the ingredients and where they originated.

Close up of sicilia gelato

To learn more about the quality HemisFares food line, or more information on HemisFares you can check out the website or at

Ice cream aisle at the store

Where to Find it:

We found the HemisFares Gelato at our local Fred Meyer here in the Boise area. I actually found it in both of the Fred Meyer stores that are near me (Meridian and Eagle stores). In both stores it was found in the “Premium Ice Cream” section of the freezer aisle. Echo, who lives in Utah, found the gelato at her local Smith’s stores near her house. We are so excited to see this new line from Kroger popping up in our local stores out here in the West. Be sure to check for it next time you are at your local Kroger associated store!

Side view close up of gelato cake.

More Frozen Desserts

Although its hard to beat this gelato cake, if you are looking for even more frozen desserts, check out this Raspberry Almond Fudge Ice Cream Cake or this Frozen Banana Split Dessert.

Close up of Frozen Layered Gelato Cake topped with raspberries

Frozen Layered Gelato Cake

5 from 4 votes
This layered frozen gelato cake takes gelato to a whole new level! It is super easy to make, yet fancy enough to serve at a nice dinner or dessert party.
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10


  • Bread Pan


  • 16 ounces HemisFares Strawberry Gelato (Find No. 54)
  • 16 ounces HemisFares Chocolate Gelato (Find No. 51)
  • 16 ounces HemisFares Stracciatella Gelato (Find No. 52)
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Shell Ice Cream Topping or to taste
  • 1/2 cup Raspberries fresh


  • Line bread pan with wax paper.
  • Soften Strawberry gelato and place in bottom of bread pan. Smooth with rubber spatula to make even.
  • Cover and freeze for at least one hour.
  • Repeat steps 2-3 with chocolate gelato and stracciatella gelato.
  • When all layers are frozen, remove from pan and place on flat plate. Remove wax paper.
  • Smooth edges with a knife and drizzle chocolate shell topping over the top.
  • Top with fresh raspberries and freeze until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 139mgPotassium: 340mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 525IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 1mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is such a fancy looking dessert but was SO easy to make! And delicious, too! I am definitely going to make this again!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve seen this Gelato at Fred Meyer but haven’t tried it yet. I’m so glad to have a recommendation! What a brilliant way to make a fancy dessert! This gelato cake is amazing!

  3. 5 stars
    I was looking for a simple cake recipe to make for my daughter’s birthday and this was perfect. We will definitely make it again.

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a gorgeous dessert! I can’t wait to make this for a get together this weekend!