National Spumoni Day

National Spumoni Day is observed annually on August 21.

Spumoni is a molded Italian ice cream that is made with layers of different colors and flavors that usually contain candied fruits, such as cherry bit, and nuts. The typical flavors are cherry, pistachio and either chocolate or vanilla.

These ice cream layers are often mixed with whipped cream.

Spumoni originated in Naples, Italy and was introduced to the United States in the late 1800s.

Spumoni is popular in places with large Italian immigrant populations.

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

Differing from ice cream, Spumoni is sliced and never scooped.

Neapolitan flavored ice cream was inspired by Spumoni.

If you have never tried the delicious Italian ice cream, National Spumoni Day is the day to do so.

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.

Chris Edwards Napa celebrations in Spumoni August 21, 2018.

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