How to Make Cassata Ice Cream at Home?

Cassata Ice Cream in the dish.

What is Cassata?

Cassata is basically a traditional cake from Sicily, Italy. Cassata is often referred to as a Neapolitan ice cream containing candied or dried fruit and nuts.

Cassata consists of a round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices and layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit. The shell is made of marzipan, pink and green colored icing, and decorative designs.

What is Cassata ice cream?

In India, ‘cassata’ is layered ice cream, similar to Neapolitan ice cream, with three flavours, usually pistachio, strawberry, and vanilla, on a base of sponge cake, topped with chopped nuts.

Tutti-frutti is one of the most popular flavours that is used in this ice cream among the three layers. Other flavours like butterscotch, American nuts are also used.

Prepare your own cassata ice cream at home.

Cassata Ice Cream

Recipe by Sweta SoniCourse: DessertCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Cassata is a traditional cake from Italy. In India, it is basically a layered ice cream prepared with three different flavours, sponge cake and dry fruits. 


  • Vanilla cake

  • Tuti frutti ice cream

  • Pista ice cream

  • Butterscotch ice cream

  • Chopped dry fruits (pistachio, almonds, chestnuts)


  • Take a bread loaf pan or any cake mould of your choice and put parchment paper in it.
  • Line vanilla cake at the bottom and sides of the mould; the cake layer shouldn’t be too thin or too thick.
  • Now, Add all three flavours of ice cream layer by layer.
  • Add chopped dry fruits at the top and let it freeze for about 4-5 hours.

Where to get cassata ice cream in India?

In India, cassata ice creams are available in ice cream parlours. Brands like Mother Dairy, Vadilal, Creambell and Havmor sell Cassata ice cream. The price for 120ml ranges from ₹80 to ₹200.

If you haven’t tried this ice cream then, run to the nearby ice cream parlour and try it. Feel free to prepare this delicious ice cream from the recipe given above and do let me know how it turned out?

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