Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Casatta ice cream

The word "cassata" literally means "little case" due to its brick shape. Cassata is an ice-cream, shaped like a brick, consisting of different  layers of ice-creams on a sponge cake.

I have chosen ready-made ice-creams layered on home made cake to make a quick dessert. You may choose the ice-cream flavours as per your wish. You can prepare the cassata up to 2 to 3 days in advance and keep it frozen. A classic dessert.
Classic Casatta

For the base I have prepared a plain cake in the form of thin layer as shown below

Cake for Casatta

You can choose any number of flavours. I have used 3 flavours. Vanilla, strawberry and mango. You can also use any dry fruit and nuts. As my little one doesn’t like nuts in between the heaven, I have avoided them.

Choose a box and cut the cake into the box size and arrange it at the bottom as first layer. I have chosen my son’s lunch box. You can use the ice cream box itself.
Ice cream beaten into smooth cream

Scoop the ice cream into a bowl and beat just until it becomes creamy (like spreadable butter) and spread it on top of cake as second layer and freeze it for 20 – 30 min.
Remove from the freezer and repeat the above step with different flavour as third layer and freeze it again.

I have added another cake sheet as fourth layer and repeated the above steps.
Cut into wedges and serve chilled, with or without garnishing.

Cool cool Casatta

Tip: Place a cling film as a thin layer inside the box and then arrange the cake and ice cream layers
which makes easy to remove the whole chunk. Bread tin will gives you the perfect shape of cassata.

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