Gelato Strain

This incredibly popular weed strain, sometimes referred to as “Larry Bird” or “Gelato 42,”  was created through the crossing of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint GSC, thanks to the Cookies family.

Gelato is an indica-leaning hybrid with a THC content ranging from 20 to 25 percent. This strain gives a calm, uplifting high and is loved for its delicious taste and smooth, creamy smoke. It’s also known to hit the user quickly, so be aware of this and make sure to track your consumption of this strain!


As we just mentioned, the onset of gelato’s high tends to take little to no time to be perceived by the user. Sometimes it can even be felt right as you begin to exhale. Gelato begins with a distinct headrush, creating a cerebral and oftentimes psychedelic effect.

Many people say that they are becoming more sensitive to light and sound, and that the way they feel sensory input is changing and getting stronger. This strain also provides a body high, but not one so strong that couch lock is forced upon the user.

Gelato has a good balance between mental and physical effects, which is why it’s well paired with a wide range of activities. Whether you’re looking to hang out and socialize with friends or just chill and watch a movie, this strain would be a great addition to the experience.

Appearance and Flavor

Gelato plants tend to grow to be around 1.2 to 1.8 meters tall, which is average compared to most hybrids. Its buds are small, dense, and accented with deep purple hues. If the temperatures are dropped just right during the growing process, the buds will get more of this beautiful purple color with a forest green base.

Gelato has a pleasing, mellow flavor that adds to its widespread appeal. As it’s inhaled, you’ll be able to perceive its distinct berry and citrus notes, similar to those of its parent strain, Sunset Sherbet.

Along with this come hints of herb and diesel, secondary to its sweet, fruity flavor profile. This strain is known for having a strong smell. Fans of this strain may enjoy the smell, but we recommend doing it outside.

Medical Benefits

Due to its hybrid genetics and high THC content, this strain is widely loved by medical and recreational users alike. Its combination of mental and physical effects means that it’s able to treat a wide range of ailments. On the physical side, gelato is really helpful in treating pain.

Whether it be musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, or migraines, this strain can provide much-needed relief through its numbing effects. Due to the intense and cerebral nature of its high, gelato is helpful to those with PTSD and anxiety.

As this strain is used, the person will start to feel safe and grounded, and over time, any bad feelings will fade away. For these reasons, it is also effective in treating depression and chronic stress. This strain is fairly potent, so make sure you’re aware of how quickly you’re consuming it!

Since seeds aren’t commercially available for this strain, there’s also not much information out there concerning the growing process. Your best bet is probably to find a cutting and grow your plant that way. It is said that the plant flowers for 8 to 9 weeks and that its yields are above average. If you do manage to grow this strain, you’re sure to be rewarded with some beautiful and delicious buds.