Private Gelato Making Lessons in Florence 

Escape the crowds and learn how to make gelato with award-winning maestri! Florence has several centuries of gelato making history and this lesson will provide a comprehensive scoop on Florence's love affair with gelato as well as making artisan flavors from scratch. This lesson is a fun activity for traveling families to the gelato obsessive, learning from local chefs how to make various types of this legendary Italian frozen dessert: cream-based or fior di latte gelato, chocolate or nut-based (hazelnut or pistachio) and a seasonal fruit sorbet. You will make everything 100% from scratch and see that quality gelato is easier than pie!  This lesson is a suitable activity for children and for gelato enthusiasts of all ages. You will leave with heightened appreciation for artisan gelato, know how to distinguish the good from the industrial and all while having heaps of fun (and gelato!)


  • Make gelato with Florentine gelato maestri and chefs

  • *Recipes to make Florentine gelato at home

  • *Small-group lesson in a working gelato laboratory (maximum capacity is 3 people for lesson at the laboratory of a shop, for groups of 4 or more your lesson will be held at a Culinary Studio/School setting with a Florentine chef)

  • Learn how gelato is made from scratch

  • Making artisanal gelato of highest quality raw ingredients

  • Sample freshly churned gelato

  • Discover the history of gelato in Florence dating back over 500 years!

  • Become a gelato critic in under 2 hours

Start time: Morning (11am) or Afternoon (2pm) start time is flexible, depends on availability. Days: Monday-Sunday Duration: 1.5 hours Inclusions: Please see note below on inclusions. All gelato tastings, entrance to the gelato laboratory and lesson on gelato making, recipes in English, and knowledgable gelato chef teacher.

*NOTE REGARDING INCLUSIONS: Our gelato making lessons are private and are held either at a working gelato laboratory (for groups 3 or less) or a culinary studio setting with a Florentine chef (for groups of 3 or more). The gelato laboratory will include 3 flavors. The culinary studio will make 2 flavors and one dessert. If neither partner is available, we will contact you as we have an alternative partnering gelato academy where one (1) gelato flavor is made with your group and is followed with a guided, educational tasting of 4 different gelati from the gelato chef. In which case, you will be offered a partial refund depending on group size to justify the reduction of flavor making. If you are interested in the gelato academy option, please make a note in your booking or contact us for a quote based on group size.

Ticket Rates: $115USD per adult (estimated equivalent to 95eu), children under 12 are $85 per ticket. Must purchase a minimum of 4 tickets for groups of 4 or less, as 4 tickets equate the flat private fee. Each group must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Private Lesson Rate for groups of 6 or more: Please Inquire. Availability depends on group size and date request. Not included: Travel insurance, transport, additional time/flavors and trip cancellation insurance. 

Optional Add-Ons: Pizza Making Class (in cooking school studio, cost add-on starting at $45 per person if combined with gelato making/depending on group size) and/or a short Gelato Tour. Please inquire for costs and options. Please note that this lesson can be extended to 3 hours for more flavors, styles (i.e. custards, milk-alternative/vegan gelati, etc) for an additional supplement, inquire for more details. 

This activity is perfect for families who are traveling and has been recommended by Lonely Planet!

* Generic recipes with options for flavor modifications will be provided granted you have a gelato machine, even a small home appliance will be suitable.