A newcomer to the Cookies family, Gelato is a potent hybrid with a funky sweet taste. This lady has become quite popular over the last two years, becoming a highly requested strain along the West Coast. Like other family members, this strain is an extremely strong bud that is best saved for the afternoon or evening.
Gelato is a super sweet, slightly indica-dominant hybrid from the renowned Cookie Family. This tasty flower is a hybrid cross between Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbet. A potent and deliciously fruity morsel, it has inherited potency and a delightful taste from both parents.
Featuring around 20% THC, Gelato is considered a strong cannabis strain. Experience with the herb is recommended for this bud. Novice consumers or those with a low tolerance may find this strain to be a little sedative. In high doses, this strain is known to make people feel dizzy. Though, overall it provides a deeply relaxed and euphoric experience.
The aroma of this strain is stand-out. This Bay Area bud has a bold floral aroma with plenty of pungency. Gelato’s slightly acidic tones are nicely balanced by a sweet berry flavor and aroma. Hints of citrus give this happy flower a little bite. This strain has a bit of a funk to it, which makes it pair well with dessert cheeses, like brie.
There are several Gelato phenotypes available on the market. Most noticeable are Gelato #25, Gelato #33, Gelato #41, and Gelato #45. Gelato #33 is perhaps the most common, and it also goes by the name “Larry Bird”. Gelato #45 is thought to produce some of the highest THC, though it is more difficult to find.
The Gelato experience
This strain is estimated to be about 55% indica and 45% sativa. That’s almost a completely balanced hybrid. The effects are very stable and uplifting. While you may find yourself letting out a yawn or two toward the end of the experience, the high is cheerful and fairly clear-headed.
Many may notice the heady effects of this strain first. This bud has some thoughtful, cerebral qualities, but this strain tends to mellow into a hardy, physical high.
Having some snacks handy is a must, as this strain can have your belly rumbling in a hurry. The body high is nice and sedative, without causing too much fogginess or losses of motivation.
Rather, this strain is strong enough to leave you feeling relaxed and chilled out, but you’re unlikely to find yourself too hazy to get things done.
In moderate doses, anyway. As one of the more potent strains on the shelf, this strain does provide a heavy, perhaps almost psychedelic experience overall.
Why do people use Gelato?
Recreationally, this is a great afternoon strain for watching a game with friends or other low-key social activities. The clear mental experience with this strain makes conversation easy, while the calming effects of the bud can help keep any social stress or anxiety at bay.
However, if you’re sharing, it’s probably best to give your friends some warning about this strain’s strength.
Medical cannabis patients who need a boost in appetite will love this strain. The munchies can come on something fierce, making this flavorful bud great for either passing around the dinner table or using as a pre-meal medication.
Gelato may also be helpful for those who struggle to fall asleep. Drowsy and comfortable, this drifting off is a snap after a taste or two of this potent hybrid.