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ARTISAN ITALIAN GELATO MAKING

Los Angeles, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Katyna

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Romanian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 6 people
Includes food

What you'll do

Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious espresso or cappuccino while Katyna gives you a tour of the shop and dives into some gelato education. Learn about the differences between gelato and ice cream as you explore the kitchen and all of the different gelato making equipment.

From there, gets hands-on experience making gelato of your own. We'll start at the very beginning preparing the natural ingredients (no additives, thickeners, colorants or artificial flavors!) needed to create amazing flavors and then we'll mix, mash, simmer and eventually create the gelato thickened consistency you’re used to seeing. Repeat the process, making two different variations of gelato, sorbetto, and variegato. Of course, this experience involves eating gelato to your heart's content as well!
Other things to note
We use nuts in our kitchen, so please let us know if you have any allergies so we may accommodate.
All of our products are 100% gluten free.
Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious espresso or cappuccino while Katyna gives you a tour of the shop and dives into some gelato education. Learn about the differences between gelato and ice cream as you explore the kitchen and all of the different gelato making equipment.

From there, gets hands-on experience making gelato of your own. We'll start at the very beginning preparing the natural ingredients (no additives, thickeners, colorants o…

What's included

  • Food
    Gelato
    We are very aware of food allergies. So please let us know in a...

Meet your host, Katyna

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 97 Reviews
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Katyna is the brain behind Fatamorgana Gelato. She used to be a costume designer for films and TV in Rome, where she lived with her film producer husband & two daughters. She is a talented chef in her own right and has a passion for original & unique flavors. This, combined with a love for the gifts of nature, led her to learn from Fatamorgana's founder, Maria Spagnuolo, the secrets of the ancient art of artisan Gelato making. Upon moving to L.A., Katyna opened the first Fatamorgana manufacturing plant & retail store in the states. All gelato is made on premises with natural ingredients!
Katyna is the brain behind Fatamorgana Gelato. She used to be a costume designer for films and TV in Rome, where she lived with her film producer husband & two daughters. She is a talented chef in her own right and has a passion for original & unique flavors. This, combined with a love for the gifts of nature, led her to learn from Fatamorgana's founder, Maria Spagnuolo, the secrets of the ancient art of artisan Gelato making. Upon moving to L.A., Katyna opened the first Fatamorgana manufacturin…
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Where you'll be

We'll be at Fatamorgana Gelato, a brand that was born in Rome and brought to the U.S. because there is nothing else like it here. This location is the first Fatamorgana Gelato manufacturing plant and retail store in the United States. Our store is located in the charming Studio City conveniently located near Universal City, and with quick access to Hollywood and the 101 and 134 freeways so you can get going to wherever you're going next!
Sigi
March 2021
This was an amazing experience! This was the most fun I’ve done since 2020 last year at the start of the pandemic. I came here for my birthday and hands down love the whole experience. I lived in Italy for a year and 6 months and this is way better than the gelato in Venice. We took the class in Spanish too haha. Katyna was an amazing host and was super fun and outgoing. Would recommend if going to LA. You could even take pints home! Environment was clean and safe— and we all wore masks. Thank you Katyna :)
This was an amazing experience! This was the most fun I’ve done since 2020 last year at the start of the pandemic. I came here for my birthday and hands down love the whole experie…
Wendy
November 2020
This was something I always like to do on vacations, learning to cook a different food. She originally wasn’t doing classes thanksgiving week, but when her plans changed she reached out to let us know. Katyna and her staff were very nice and made sure we tasted a lot of flavors!
This was something I always like to do on vacations, learning to cook a different food. She originally wasn’t doing classes thanksgiving week, but when her plans changed she reache…
Rashi
November 2020
The gelato making experience was a great girl’s day activity for two of my girlfriends and I. Katyna was a great host and very well learned and she had a lot of experience about gelato and some great stories to share. The environment was safe and we kept our masks on at all times, we were as distant from each other as could be and we got to make gelato for the first time (from scratch). I had a great time and I highly recommend this experience to others!
The gelato making experience was a great girl’s day activity for two of my girlfriends and I. Katyna was a great host and very well learned and she had a lot of experience about ge…
Jessica
November 2020
Katyna was a knowledgable host who showed great care in our experience of making the best gelato possible! It's clear that this is a sincere passion and her feelings shone through. Highly recommend if you're interested in food and learning.
Patrick
February 2020
Awesome experience. Katyna really knows her stuff and makes you feel welcome right out of the gate. I would highly recommend this as a fun date idea or even with the family. Super cool all around.
Alex
February 2020
This experience was wonderful! Katyna was so friendly and open about the process and her history with gelato making. My whole family had a delightful time making the gelato (and getting to taste what we made was pretty fantastic too!) I would highly recommend this experience to anyone!
This experience was wonderful! Katyna was so friendly and open about the process and her history with gelato making. My whole family had a delightful time making the gelato (and ge…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Tree nut allergy
Dairy-free
Vegan
Gluten-free
Egg-free
Peanut allergy
Soy-free
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

We'll be inside a professional kitchen, so please wear long pants and a shirt with sleeves (no tank tops). Please bring something to pull long hair back.