Gelato di Cocomero

Watermelon Ice

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Appears in
Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

  • About

The Sicilians are the masters of the art of ice cream and sorbet making. It is a skill they have learned over the centuries and which originated during the Arab occupation. The original version of this dessert was a blancmange frozen solid. Traditionally, it celebrates the Festival of the Assumption in mid-August. Various other marvellously cooling sorbets made with jasmine flowers, lemons and oranges are also prepared during the blazing summer months.