Gelatti Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi December 05, 2022 - 6 min read
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Yes, we said Gelatti and not Gelato. But Gelato is one parent of this newer 50/50 hybrid that’s another terrific product of Cookies genetics.

Gelatti isn’t easy to find unless you’re in California, but it’s in high demand there. The strain is a gassy, sweet-and-sour strain that delivers dessert-like flavors and aromas of berries, fruit, and cookies. And it’s just as popular for its uplifting, euphoric yet clear, and productive head high, which can help daytime users push through their daily chores while wiping away stress.

The dense and sticky flower of this strain is beautiful (often neon green with shades of purple), the THC levels are very high, and its potent yet balanced effects make the Gelatti experience well worth searching out.

Effects and Side Effects

You definitely want to start slow when you spark up a bowl of Gelatti, because it doesn’t waste any time going into action, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by this potent strain.

Gelatti’s effects are largely cerebral. A happy high that’s best described as euphoric sets in almost immediately, with everyday concerns and more deeply-rooted stress no match for the mental relaxation that accompanies the buzz.

This strain provides a mood-boosting experience perfect for getting things done. Whether it’s used as a wake-and-bake staple or a daytime pick-me-up, Gelatti’s high is energetic, motivating, creative and focused. That makes it a perfect all-day go-to smoke and a great choice for those who want to concentrate on hobbies or socialize after work or just enjoy their off-time in a great mood.

The body buzz is relaxing as well, allowing users to ignore any nagging aches or pains but not strong enough to interfere with productivity or movement. This isn’t a couch-locking or sedating strain, so it’s best used well before bedtime.

Gelatti’s high THC content does make it particularly important for less-experienced users and those who may suffer from preexisting anxiety issues to take baby steps at first. Those smokers might have problems with dizziness, worsening anxiety, or paranoia. The more common side effects are dry eyes, dry throat, and major cases of munchies.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 5/5
  • Creative: 4/5
  • Pain: 3/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 1/5
  • Mood: 4/5

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 1/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Bottom Line: Gelatti is a 50/50 strain, but its effects are primarily cerebral, delivering a euphoric, energetic, and focused high that makes it an ideal strain for daytime use or early-evening enjoyment.

Medical Conditions

Patients say that — if Gelatti doesn’t cause their mental health issues to get worse — this is an extremely valuable strain that helps them with chronic stress and anxiety, as well as depression. Those with ADD and ADHD use Gelatti to help them with focus and attention, and users dealing with low energy or chronic fatigue say this weed can provide a major boost.

This strain’s tendency to bring on the munchies may help people who have low appetites due to chemotherapy treatment or eating disorders, and it’s said to help the former deal with nausea they commonly experience. Gelatti is not the best choice for chronic or serious pain; however, the mood boost can help, but the body relaxation that eases the pain isn’t overwhelming.

Flavor and Aroma

Some might say that Gelatti delivers the best of the weed world in its scent and taste, combining OG diesel with delicious flavors.

The aroma is both pungent and sweet, with berries and fruit among the scents that mingle with the very noticeable gas. The flavor is both sweet and sour thanks to the different fruity tastes, and there are definite Cookies and earthy tastes in there as well. The aftertaste is sweet, with a bit of minty menthol.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 2/5
  • Citrus: 2/5
  • Fruity: 5/5
  • Spice: 2/5
  • Wood: 3/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Make no mistake. This is a high-THC strain, perhaps not the most potent sold at retail outlets, but pretty darn close.

The average THC content of Gelatti is 23%, but that’s an average. And when you consider the fact that lab reports often report numbers well below the levels you find in the batches available at dispensaries, you could easily wind up with weed that’s even more potent. There’s very little CBD in Gelatti, but CBG and CBN levels can often reach 1% or higher.

Dominant terpenes in this strain include caryophyllene, linalool, terpinolene, limonene, bisabolol, and ocimene. A few of those aren’t as well-known as the others, but bisabolol contributes sweetness, and ocimene provides pungency.


Durban Poison. Cherry Pie. Girl Scout Cookies. Sherbet. Gelato. Runtz.

Those are just some of the legendary strains that California’s Cookies Fam has given the world, and Gelatti is well on its way to making that list.

The famed breeder collective crossed Gelato with another of their strains, the Biscotti strain (one of whose parents is actually Gelato), to create Gelatti. Gelato, of course, provides the tasty fruit flavors of Gelatti; Biscotti is a potent hybrid that adds its high THC content, diesel aroma and taste, and productive cerebral high into the mix.

Where to Buy Gelatti Seeds

The Cookies Fam doesn’t usually release its seeds for sale to the public, which means that any seeds you do find online have been created by other breeders trying to replicate the strain as best as possible.

You’ll find vendors like CannabisSeedsUSA and Spain’s PEVgrow offering standard and feminized Gelatti seeds — just be aware that the quality and effects may be different than you expect. They’ll usually be expensive, too.

Similar Strains

Many of the Cookies fam strains are good alternatives if (or when) you can’t find Gelatti on your dispensary shelves — although their weed is notorious for being difficult to locate if you’re not in California. Some strains you may have more luck finding are Runtz, Zookies, and Slurricane.

Still no luck? You might want to try Cookies and Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, or Key Lime Pie.

Gelatti Strain Review: FAQ

Q: Is Gelatti a difficult strain to grow?
A: There’s not much information available. Because Gelatti is such a closely-held “secret” at the Cookies Fam, very few growers have been able to try to grow the “real thing.” All we can tell you is that it’s said to be of medium difficulty to grow, it grows tall and is largely resistant to disease, and it flowers in 7-9 weeks with a medium-sized yield.

Q: Is growing Gelatti the best way to get my hands on some of this bud?
A: Probably, if you don’t live in California. Remember, though, the seeds you can buy are a cultivator’s attempt to replicate the strain from what they know about it. But it’s worth a try, as is asking at your local dispensaries if they can get their hands on any Gelatti flower.