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The divine flavour of Cassata ice cream

Filed under: Life and Leisure by Hari
Posted on Sun, May 2, 2010 at 17:44 IST (last updated: Sun, May 2, 2010 @ 17:44 IST)

Mmm... I had one today. The divine taste of a good old Cassata ice cream features in my version of heaven. It's my favourite kind of dessert when I dine out, but it is not commonly available in a lot of restaurants and the regular ice-cream shops don't have these.

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I don't know how popular they are outside India and in what variants they are available but I know that I cannot have enough of this. What I especially like is the crispy layer of cake merged with the icecream and all those bits and pieces of nuts and fruity bits. The best part is the fruity flavour that's left in the mouth afterwards.

There seems to be one variant that I can fathom: the one featuring the cake predominantly. According to Wikipedia it's Italian sweet and I guess the ice-cream evolved from that.

5 comment(s)

  1. When it comes to food I degrade into becoming the most boring person in the world. Sure I have my joys but for the most I prefer unmixed, individual flavours well separated from one another.

    It goes the same with ice cream. I've never heard of a Cassata ice cream - but that's probably because I've never looked. My version of the most awesomenest ice-cream would be Baskin Robbins' legacy dark chocolate. Plain. Single scoop.


    Comment by Dion Moult (visitor) on Sun, May 2, 2010 @ 19:24 IST #
  2. My version of the most awesomenest ice-cream would be Baskin Robbins' legacy dark chocolate. Plain. Single scoop.

    I'm not big into chocolate icecreams or chocolate in general.

    I like fruity flavoured ice-creams and even in a single flavoured one, I prefer tutti frutti. :biggrin:

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Sun, May 2, 2010 @ 19:30 IST #
  3. I don't know. I prefer my cake and my ice cream separate. I don't like ice cream sandwiches (made with graham crackers) for that very reason. As far as flavors go, I'm not too choosy but old-fashioned chocolate has always been my favorite.

    Comment by RT Cunningham (visitor) on Mon, May 3, 2010 @ 22:50 IST #
  4. The cake portion is usually very small and no more than a thin slice.

    About chocolate flavour, I guess it's a very popular flavour all around the world, but I personally don't like it. I even prefer hard-boiled candies over chocolates.

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Tue, May 4, 2010 @ 08:02 IST #
  5. That's one of my favorite desserts!

    Comment by icorperu Maquina de Helados soft (visitor) on Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 01:47 IST #

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