|Place of origin||Italy|
|Region or state||Rome|
|Main ingredients||Shaved ice, Sciroppo|
Grattachecca is a cold dessert originating in Rome, Italy. Commonly sold in kiosks and bars, it consists of hand-shaved ice flavoured with various flavours of sweet sciroppo. In contemporary times, some grattachecca vendors use a mechanical ice crusher, rather than shaving or grating the ice by hand. Some vendors believe that using a machine is more hygienic compared to hand shaving the ice.
Alla fonte d'oro
Customers at La Grattachecca di Sora Maria on Via Trionfale, Rome, Italy
Shaved ice § Regions, for similar shaved ice variations around the world.
- Kakigōri: Japanese shaved ice
- Bingsu: Korean shaved ice
- Tshuah-ping: Taiwanese shaved ice
- Halo-halo: Filipino shaved ice (derived from Japanese Kakigori)
- Es campur and Es teler: Indonesian shaved ice
- Namkhaeng sai: Thai shaved ice
- Ais Kacang (ABC): Malaysian shaved ice
- Hawaiian shave ice: Hawaiian shaved ice
- Roddy, R. (2016). My Kitchen in Rome: Recipes and Notes on Italian Cooking. Grand Central Publishing. p. pt465-467. ISBN 978-1-4555-8517-5. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
- Povoledo, Elisabetta (September 9, 2016). "Whether Shaved by Hand or Machine, This Roman Treat Is Just as Frosty". The New York Times. Retrieved January 15, 2019.