Ice Cream (Gelato)

Cannoli Cake & Ice Cream

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  A special cake for a special occasion, inspired by the quintessential Sicilian dolce, cannoli. This elegant cake was the perfect ending to a lovely ladies’ luncheon. The accompanying ice…

Granita alla Fragola

  History tells us flavored ices date back to ancient China, but the first frozen dessert in Italy actually came from Sicily. Arabs brought an icy treat of frozen water,…
Affogato

Affogato

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Affogato al Caffe literally means drowned in coffee. This Italian combination of vanilla gelato and a shot of espresso is a quick and easy dessert that will satisfy your guests…
Roasted Peaches & Gelato

Roasted Peaches & Ice Cream

  Pesche arrostite e gelati is a great solution when you have more peaches than you can eat and they are all ripening at the same time! Roast a few…

Cannoli Ice Cream Pie

  A thin shell of crispy, delicate pastry dough, fried to a golden perfection and then stuffed with a creamy ricotta filling is a Sicilian specialty. Cannoli can be found…

Lemon Sorbet with Candied Basil

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  Lemon Spaghetti and fresh Limonata are just two examples of why lemon and basil are perfect together. The last time I made a pitcher of limonata, I discovered yet…

Cappuccino on a stick

  A frozen version of my favorite coffee drink is nothing more than accidental genius. Accidental is the operative word here. I was making several batches of flavored ice cubes…

Mango Soft Serve

  Last week, a reader from Mississippi commented on my Lemon Ice Box Pie. She thanked me for the recipe and reminisced how this soothing summer dessert was one of…

Limoncello Fresco

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  The famous Italian lemon liqueur, Limoncello, is simply lemon zest steeped in vodka for several weeks, then mixed with a simple syrup and aged a little longer. Served icy…

Granita di Caffe

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  Bold and vitally refreshing, this sweet coffee cooler is a traditional Sicilian summer treat. As the summer starts to sizzle, granita di caffe is the typical breakfast in Sicily.…

Frozen Italian Pudding Pops

  For the last few years, our neighbors have thrown a Hawaiian-themed dinner party, and this was the first year Jack and I were in town and able to attend.…

Raspberry Sorbet with Balsamic Drizzle

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  Ruby-red and tangy-sweet, raspberries are a special treat. Lamponi, (raspberries) ripe with flavor from early summer through fall’s first frost, are versatile little frutti (fruits). I use fresh raspberries…

Grape Granita

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  Remember when your children, (or you) played the Hot-Warm-Cold game? Someone would hide an object, then another person would try and find the object. The one looking for the…

Southern Peach Creamsicle

  The classic Creamsicle, frozen vanilla ice cream on a stick, covered in an orange sherbet, was my inspiration for this frozen treat. I chose to use peaches, since we…

Tiramisu Gelati Cake

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  I’ve put a “cool” twist on a classic northern Italian dessert. Tiramisu, typically made by layering savoiardi (lady finger cookies) and zabaglione, (an airy custard of egg yolks, sugar…

Chocolate Hazelnut Semifreddo

  Semifreddo (half cold) is a partially frozen Italian dessert. You do not need an ice cream maker to make semifreddo. Cold and creamy, this luscious dessert is easy to make.…

Nutella Ghiacciolo

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  Nutella, smeared on a slice of toasted bread, has been a traditional Italian breakfast for decades. Pasta Gianduja, the original version of Nutella, (Circa 1940’s) a thick paste, made…

Lemon Granita

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  Granita Siciliana is Sicily’s famous “icy” treat. It has a texture similar to an American snow-cone but that’s where the similarity ends. What a granita is NOT is crushed…
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