National Spumoni Day
National Spumoni Day is celebrated on August 21 of every year. Missed out eating an ice cream? Taste this Spumoni, an Italian ice cream with layers of different colors and flavors. If you are fond of ice creams, then this day is for you. Fill up your mouth with Spumoni if you hadn’t yet tried it before. Eat Spumoni on the National Spumoni Day as a form of celebration to add more fun. It is a healthy as well as a tasty dessert for you at any time in any occasion.
“My love for ice cream emerged at an early age – and has never left!” – Ginger Rogers
History of National Spumoni Day
The person who first celebrated the National Spumoni Day is anonymous till date. However, the history and origin of Spumoni are available in detail. Spumoni is the plural form of Spumone that has come from spuma or foam. In general, Spumoni is a molded ice cream which is native to Naples in Italy and is made of layers of various colors and flavors. The Italian dessert is usually formed from layers of ice cream, whipped cream, candied fruit such as cherry bit, and nuts. Typically, Spumoni is made of three flavors, with a fruit or nut layer in between them. The ice cream layers are often mixed with the whipped cream. The traditional flavors of Spumoni include cherry, pistachio, and either vanilla or chocolate. The fruit or nut layer usually contains cherry bits which are the reason for the traditional red or pink, green, and brown color combination.
Spumoni is much more similar to the ice cream, yet it different from ice cream as Spumoni is sliced and not scooped like ice creams. The dessert was from Naples, and it was brought to the America by the Italian immigrants. In late 1800’s, American’s saw an inrush of Italian immigration and many of their traditions such as the Spumoni. Spumoni is popular in places with huge Italian immigrant populations settled such as in the United States and Argentina. Spumoni is the staple dessert in Italian culture which is served after a dinner of ravioli. Neapolitan ice cream is named after Naples, a variation of spumoni. As the year’s passed, the flavors included in the spumoni have also changed and evolved. Cherry has been modified to strawberry and pistachio got into vanilla which reflects the most popular flavor choices of America. The most popular taste preferences of this day’s spumoni include chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. The fruit and nuts are still existing and are added with other candies.
Other Celebrations on August 21
August 21, 2018, is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate National Spumoni Day
The best way to celebrate National Spumoni Day is by entering into your favorite ice cream spot and taste the Spumoni. You can celebrate this delightful history and heritage of this dessert to treat yourself with your friends and family to enjoy some spumoni on this day. Post your National Spumoni Day celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #SpumoniDay or #NationalSpumoniDay.