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Distinctive terpenes
Caryophyllene, limonene, humulene
Helps with
Stress, anxiety, depression, pain
Ease of growing
When to use






Very High
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



As its name suggests, Gelato (ice cream in Italian) is a treat for all cannabis consumers. This indica-dominant hybrid, hailing from the sunny state of California, offers a blend of creativity and mood enhancement while simultaneously providing bodily relaxation that prompts memories of a lovely day at the beach. The crossing of Sunset Sherbet with Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies gave rise to this 21% THC powerhouse.


Thanks to its high THC content, Gelato packs a powerful punch, so users should approach this strain carefully. Even seasoned cannabis smokers will feel the effects of the flower after taking a few puffs. However, if used responsibly, Gelato can provide an unrivalled experience. By combining sativa and indica effects, the strain gives the best of both worlds. Its sativa properties provide a mentally stimulating and creative high while you are also enjoying the pain-relieving and relaxing benefits of indica. Despite its soothing properties, the strain won’t induce couch lock, which means you’ll still be able to engage in many active and creative pursuits.

Many users describe it as a “feel-good medicine” that leaves them feeling happy and grateful for the world around them, with some experiencing amplified senses and even psychedelic effects.

For similarly spectacular taste sensations, you can try out Girl Scout Cookies or Blueberry strains.


Gelato has versatile abilities that can help individuals with many conditions. Thanks to its body-relaxing properties, it is recommended for people with chronic pain, migraines, muscle spasms and menstrual cramps, to name a few. It can help people with insomnia fall asleep quickly if smoked late at night. The mood-altering properties of the plant can assist in combating feelings of depression and anxiety.

Please note, however, that flowers with a high-THC content can contribute to sensations of paranoia and stress, especially in individuals affected by mental health conditions. Use Gelato responsibly and in moderation.

Side effects

The most common side effects of smoking this bud are the sensations of dry mouth and dry eyes. However, care must be taken when consuming Gelato as it is a potent strain. In some cases, it has been reported to induce paranoia in sensitive individuals. Therefore, newbies should consume it cautiously and start with a few drags at most.

Gelato may make you feel sleepy if smoked early in the morning due to its indica properties.

Taste & Smell


Gelato buds are usually dense and tightly packed, with a unique colour palette. They are typically light green, with abundant trichomes and fiery orange hairs. They may also often feature hints of purple and blue that become evident in cooler temperatures. The scent and flavour of the bud are just as unique.

Mint and vanilla flavours enhance the sweetness of the cookie tones, making it a perfect treat for cannabis lovers. With a scent reminiscent of creamy, fruity ice cream, it’s no wonder it’s called Gelato. But beware – the smoke’s powerful smell means you’ll have to be extra careful not to disturb your neighbours if you are smoking outside.



Gelato was created in the sunny Californian Westcoast by crossing Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and has since contributed to the popular cookie line’s reputation. Its flavour and potency have quickly made it a worldwide sensation. The name “Gelato” was inspired by the Italian dessert of the same name, which is known for its sweet, creamy flavour and colourful appearance.

Growing conditions

Gelato is not the easiest strain to grow, but the plant will flower beautifully with proper care and attention. It is important to remember that this cannabis variety is sensitive to temperature and humidity levels. Therefore, using a grow tent for indoor cultivation is recommended. Outdoors, it will flourish in a hot, Mediterranean-like climate.

The crops will flower in between 55 to 65 days and reach a height of 50-100 cm on average, making it an ideal choice even for those with limited space indoors. It is also a highly disease-resistant bud due to its diverse genetics.

You can expect a yield of 400-500 grams per meter square for indoor-grown Gelato and 500-600 grams per plant cultivated outdoors.