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Cassata -
mama K
Written by Mama K
Cassata -


A refreshing ice cream based dessert that goes along way.
4 from 20 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 181kcal


The garnish:


  • Line a 4 litre mould or bowl with the vanilla ice cream and freeze until firm.
  • Cover the vanilla ice cream evenly with the raspberry sherbet and freeze until solid.
  • Repeat the process with the pistachio ice cream.
  • Beat the egg whites until foamy, and slowly beat in the sugar.
  • Whip the cream until stiff. Fold the cream, candied fruit, and optional rum into the egg whites, folding gently until thoroughly combined.
  • Spoon the egg white mixture into the centre of the moulded ice cream, spreading it evenly to form a smooth bottom layer.
  • Cover and freeze until firm.
  • The dish may be kept frozen for up to two weeks at this stage.
  • To unmould, dip the outside of the mould or bowl in hot water for 5 or 6 seconds and invert onto a cold platter.
  • Whip the remaining cup of whipping cream until stiff and decorate the moulded ice cream with a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip.
  • Garnish with the candied fruit.
  • Alternately, decorate the ice cream with the candied fruit, and serve the whipped cream in a separate bowl for the diners to serve themselves.


Sodium: 35mg | Sugar: 18g | Fiber: 0.2g | Potassium: 41mg | Cholesterol: 40mg | Calories: 181kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 11g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 19g