When it comes to ice cream, you probably have thought you have tried it all, however the ice cream that people are unsure about, but is totally delicious is Spumoni. It tastes like a cross between ice cream and Italian ice, with tiny bits of fruit and nuts mixed in. It is a combination of chocolate, vanilla, and pistachio.
You may be asking yourself, where did this delicious dessert come from? According to Wikipedia, spumoni originated in Naples and is the ancestor of Neapolitan ice cream (think layers of chocolate, cream, and fruit). Today spumoni has all but vanished in Italy but is prevalent in the United States in places with large Italian immigrant populations. Classic spumoni is a blend of three flavors: chocolate, pistachio, and cherry. Sometimes whipped cream is folded in. Often, it is frozen into a mold and served in thick slices. That was about all I could come up with. The history of spumoni, it seems, is a bit shrouded in mystery.
What I found most surprising was that people seemed wildly divided when it came to the merits of spumoni. Some loved it while others loathed it, come on in to Lappert’s today and decide for yourself.