Geli di Sicilia

Probably introduced by the Arabs under their period of rule, gelo is a typical, traditional sweet jelly from the Sicilian countryside, made with seasonal fruit—organic lemons from Syracuse, mandarins, organic oranges from Noto—and not much else. It is perhaps its very simplicity that has led to it almost disappearing, even from the Sicilians' diet. Other delights worth mentioning are almond blancmange and gelo made with Avola almonds.