Cassata Gelato Recipe

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Cassata Gelato
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  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 drops almond essence
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup cream
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 glace apricot
  • 2 glace pineapple rings
  • 1 tbsp glace ginger
  • 30 g sliced almonds, toasted (to toast almonds, place on oven tray in moderate oven, 5 - 8 minutes)


  2. Beat egg whites until firm peaks form; gradually beat in sifted icing sugar. Fold in beaten egg yolks. Beat cream with almond essence until soft peaks form; fold into egg mixture. Pour mixture into deep 20cm (8 ) round cake tin. Smooth over top, freeze until firm.
  4. Beat egg whites until firm peaks form; gradually beat in sifted icing sugar. Whip cream until soft peaks form, fold in egg white mixture. Place chopped chocolate in top of double saucepan, stand over simmering water until chocolate has melted; remove from heat, stir in egg yolks. Combine sifted cocoa and water, stir into chocolate mixture. Stir chocolate mixture through cream mixture. Spread chocolate mixture over almond layer and freeze until firm.
  6. Beat together cream and vanilla until firm peaks form. Beat egg white until soft peaks form, gradually add sifted icing sugar, beating well after each addition. Stir egg white mixture into cream. Stir in chopped fruit and toasted flaked almonds. Spread fruit and nut layer on top of chocolate layer; freeze until set, preferably overnight.
  7. TO SERVE:.
  8. Run a small spatula around the edge of the Cassata. Run a hot cloth over the top and sides of the container. Turn out onto serving plate. Decorate, if desired, with swirls of whipped cream and grated chocolate.
  9. If serving at a celebration such as Christmas, use seasonal decorations.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 284.98 Kcal (1193 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.33g 19%
Cholesterol 83.89mg 28%
Sodium 155.83mg 6%
Potassium 209.86mg 4%
Total Carbs 37.16g 12%
Sugars 15.92g 64%
Dietary Fiber 1.48g 6%
Protein 7.63g 15%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Calcium 89.4mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 241.52 Kcal (1011 kJ)
Calories from fat 94.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.45g 19%
Cholesterol 71.1mg 28%
Sodium 132.06mg 6%
Potassium 177.86mg 4%
Total Carbs 31.49g 12%
Sugars 13.5g 64%
Dietary Fiber 1.25g 6%
Protein 6.47g 15%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Iron 1.8mg 12%
Calcium 75.8mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.4
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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