8/2/2016 – Italian Desserts


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

A few weeks ago we took care of French Desserts, so it seems fitting to take care of another round of desserts, this time in Italy. Buon appetito!

1. The main difference between ice cream and gelato is that gelato uses more milk than cream, and ice cream includes what ingredient, which helps packing the mixture together?

2. Coming from the Italian for “half cold”, what dessert seen here is considered an ice cream cake, which leads to it having the texture of frozen mousse?

Question 2

3. Zuppa Inglese, made with custard and sponge cake, is most similar to what English dessert?

Question 3

4. What soft, unripened curd cheese that’s the product of whey and other cheeses is the traditional filling in a cannoli?

Question 4

5. Coming from the Italian for “small, thin leaves”, name the shell-shaped Italian pastry seen here.

Question 5

Learned League precedent (LL61, MD10) – In the United States, the dessert item pictured here most often appears on menus under what Italian name?

LL61, MD10

Tomorrow: Yodel it from the mountains, we’re heading to Switzerland (which isn’t Sweden).


1. Egg yolk
2. Semifreddo
3. Trifle
4. Ricotta
5. Sfogliatelle
LL. Zabaglione

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