A Must Try! Easy Method for a Summertime Gelato Treat


This Italian ice cream treat is a favorite with my family, especially now that the hottest days of summer are upon us. Who wouldn’t love their two favorite flavors of ice cream covered in chocolate with a cherry in the center? These ice cream balls are as quick and easy to make as they are delicious to eat!

This method for making the Italian ice cream treat called tartufo was originally posted on July 31, 2016, on the Learn Italian! blog for Stella Lucente, LLC, and www.learntravelitalian.com. Below is an excerpt. Click on the link for the recipe!

I’d love to hear from you after your family has tried this recipe!  

 The word Italian word “tartufo” refers to the round, brown-and-white truffles found in the densely forested Apennine Mountains that run down the spine of Italy. These slightly irregularly shaped round balls are found nestled between the roots of old beech, birch, and pine trees by specially trained dogs. A similarly shaped sweet French candy made from chocolate and cream, known as “ganache,” is also referred to as a truffle.

We present here a method for a round, chocolate-coated ice cream treat made from vanilla and chocolate Italian gelato ice cream that is also called “tartufo.” In the version that follows, there is a surprise in the center—a real Italian marinated Amarena cherry.* Try our recipe as is, or make your own version with any of your favorite Italian gelato flavors. Enjoy a cold, refreshing treat this summer with our simple method!

To see the method to make gnocchi in detail, visit our Stella Lucente Italian Pinterest site.

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