August 22nd is National Spumoni Ice Cream day! What better way to celebrate than making this fun and attractive dessert. Spumoni is a molded Italian dessert usually made by layering two or three different flavors ice cream with a layer of sweetened whipped cream which has nuts and candied fruit folded in. Spumoni is usually served in slices. Impress your family or guests with this cool treat.
SPUMONI ICE CREAM
- 2 pints pistachio ice cream
- 2 pints strawberry ice cream
- 2 chocolate ice cream
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powder sugar
- 1/4-1/3 cup candied cherries, chopped
- 1/4-1/3 cup pecans, chopped
Line a 2 1/2 to 3 quart loaf pan with foil or plastic wrap. (Foil or plastic wrap will help the Spumoni come out easier). Place mold in freezer.
In a large bowl, beat pistachio ice cream until smooth – but not melted. Spread ice cream in bottom of chilled mold. Return mold to freezer and freeze until firm. Whip cream and sugar until stiff. Fold chopped cherries and nuts into whipped cream. Fill mold with cream mixture. Freeze. Beat chocolate ice cream until smooth, but not melted. Spread chocolate ice cream on top of whipped cream. Return to freezer and freeze until firm. Repeat process with strawberry ice cream. Beat Strawberry ice cream until smooth, but not melted. Spread strawberry ice cream on top of chocolate ice cream. Return to freezer and freeze until firm.
To serve, invert mold on serving dish. Remove foil or plastic wrap from surface. A spatula dipped in hot water may be used to smooth creases in surface. Cut in slices and serve. Recipe serves 10-12