'What is Neapolitan ice cream?' I asked her.
'Strawberry, pistachio and chocolate,' she answered without a pause.
Pistachio! Not vanilla. Pistachio.
Well, it seems we are both wrong. You see like her I grew up eating ice cream made by the Italian families who ran the local cafes. What we'd been enjoying was spumoni.
Here's what I found out -
Spumoni is a special Italian dessert made of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, candied fruit, and nuts. In spumoni, each layer contains different flavours and ingredients. Traditional spumoni is made of three layers of flavour: chocolate, pistachio, and cherry.
Spumoni ice cream was originally created in Naples, Italy. Neapolitan ice cream then evolved from spumoni. Neapolitan ice cream is, quite simply, layers of chocolate, berry, and vanilla ice cream.
No argument about pink wafers. They're definitely pink!!