|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
- 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.
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