Saturday, December 24, 2005

Sgroppino

Lemon Gelato Digestive

This marvelous concoction would be served between the first and second course of dinner or immediately after cheese. The lemon and alcohol help clean the pallet and the digestive tract. There are two versions according to the place in the dinner that they are served. The version with Prosecco is perfect between courses while Vodka is a perfect after dinner drink. Cool with a little bite, Sgroppino goes down easily even on a full stomach.

Sgroppino would be made with Lemon Gelato instead of Sorbet. Several years ago we could find the Lemon Gelato at a Gelatteria here in Dallas, however they decided that it was more important to have the American Heart Association sticker on their Icecream rather than maintaining Italian Traditions. Believe it or not the owners, who are great people, are both Italian...

If you can find Lemon Gelato, eliminate the Heavy Cream.

Sgroppino - Between Course Digestive

2 cups (16 oz) lemon sorbet, softened
1/3 cup Dry Prosecco
4 Tbsp Heavy Cream

Chill 4 to 6 champagne flutes.

In a bowl, whisk lemon sorbet until smooth. Gradually whisk in the cream and Prosecco.

(All ingredients may also be mixed in a blender.)

Pour mixture into a pitcher and serve immediately in chilled champagne flutes.

This drink will separate if left standing.


Sgroppino - After Dinner Digestive

3 cups (24 oz) lemon sorbet, softened
1 Cup Dry Vodka
6 Tbsp Heavy Cream

Chill 4 to 6 champagne flutes.

In a bowl, whisk lemon sorbet until smooth. Gradually whisk in the cream and Vodka.

(All ingredients may also be mixed in a blender.)

Pour mixture into a pitcher and serve immediately in chilled champagne flutes.

This drink will separate if left standing.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Beau said...

David,

Thanks for the Christmas wishes. Buon Natale, and all the best in the New Year. Your blog is looking good too! It just occurred to me how you set up Categories in your blog, and I'll probably incorporate that technique at my blog as well. There seems to be a lot of confusion, and limited information out there as to how you set up categories in Blogger, so you would seem to be forging the way on that count.

2:53 PM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

Merry Christmas!!!

The way to do the categories is really very primitive but there is little to do when you do not have access to the base publishing function of the blogger.

I will putting in some "inline coding" functions that should make things much more interesting and hopefully a lot less primitive.

I guess the blogger programers never thought that anyone would want someone to have access to their information after a couple of days...

Again the best of holiday wishes to you and your family!!!

Try the sgroppino, everytime we introduce someone to this it becomes a favorite. The group we cook with on a regular basis has made it a before dinner Apperitivo!

4:10 PM

 
Blogger New Journey said...

what a coincedence, I am now in Italy

11:46 PM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

I have seen your blog often and your recent articles remind me of times long gone when I travelled in the far east. Your blog is definitely worth looking at!


Merry Christmas!!

5:42 AM

 
Blogger Violence Worker said...

Never grow up!

never lose the magic that is christmas!

Merry Christmas from out Italian houshold (My wife is a first generation Italian-American)to yours.

VW

7:56 AM

 
Blogger New Journey said...

Thanks for loving my blog, I just added your link in my blog, I am now having fun in ROME and looking for the food that you mentioned. ^_^

6:26 AM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

New Journey - While you are there be sure and try Terra di Siena. It is located on a street between Piazza Navona and Corso V. Emanuele. Good, hearty food at a very reasonable price!

If you do try any of the places please say hi for me.

Have a great vacation!

6:40 AM

 
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

Sounds like just what I need after partaking in too much food this Christmas!

Great blog you have here! I reminisce about my trip to Italy...

7:06 PM

 
Blogger New Journey said...

I will certainly do it for you if I go there.

8:46 AM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

chickybabe - one of the great things about Italian food is that if you have eaten too much the solution is usually in eating something else!!!

You would think that most Italians would be fat but it's all about balance.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to reading your thoughts on Chicken or the Egg

David

11:17 AM

 
Blogger Hans said...

Sorry, guys, but sgroppino most definitely does NOT want 'heavy cream'. Furthermore, sgroppino is no sgroppino if it doesn't contain both prosecco AND wodka (in about a 4:1 ratio). Believe me -- I was married in Venice, and we enjoyed tons of it after our wedding dinner :-)
Hans, Amsterdam

5:08 AM

 

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