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A bowl of spumoni
TypeIce cream
Place of originItaly
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsIce cream, candied fruits, nuts
Spumoni salentini

Spumone (from spuma or "foam"), plural spumoni, is a molded gelato (a lower-fat Italian form of ice cream) made with layers of different colors and flavors, usually containing candied fruits and nuts.

Typically, it is of three flavors, with a fruit/nut layer between them. The ice cream layers are often mixed with whipped cream. Cherry, Pistachio, and either chocolate or vanilla are the typical flavors of the ice cream layers,[1] and the fruit/nut layer often contains cherry bits—causing the traditional red/pink, green, and brown color combination.

Spumoni is popular in places with large Italian immigrant populations such as the United States and Argentina. August 21 is National Spumoni Day in the United States. November 13 is National Spumoni Day in Canada. Spumoni is a staple dessert in Italian culture after a dinner of ravioli.[citation needed]

Neapolitan ice cream, named after Naples, is a variation of spumoni. Cherry was changed to strawberry and pistachio to vanilla to reflect the most popular American flavor preferences.[2]

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  1. ^ "Spumoni". Edy's Ice Cream. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ Chen, Susannah (September 6, 2011). "What Makes Ice Cream Neapolitan?". PopSugar. Retrieved July 19, 2018.