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Best Italian Desserts in Santa Monica

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There is no doubt that some of the world’s most renowned dessert dishes come from Italy. Italy’s long history of culinary and baking has contributed to the wide variety of desserts available. Here at Spumoni, we are dedicated to bring the most authentic Italian dessert flavors to America. Spumoni Restaurants offer a wide selection of authentic Italian desserts. From our signature Spumoni Ice-cream, homemade Tiramisu, to freshly made Cannoli shells. Nothing is better than dessert after a tasty Italian meal. To go with the dessert, we also have fresh brewed espresso coffee and different types of dessert drinks and wines to go with your sweets.

Cakes

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New York Cheesecake

Cakes are the staple of desserts. Spumoni Italian restaurants offer a couple different cake varieties. From the audience-favorite New York style cheesecake, we also have chocolate cake if you are in the mood. For a more authentic Italian cake, choose Torta dela Nona. Also known as Grandmother’s Cake. It is made from pastry cream, drops of chocolate, peach glaze and shaved almonds. The Grandmother’s cake has a unique aroma that is fruity yet savory. Try it for yourself!

Ice Cream

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Spumoni Ice Cream

Spumoni Ice Cream is one of our favorites here. It is a combination of strawberry, chocolate, pistachio, and cherry fruits (as shown above). The unique blend between these flavors complements each other well, and it is comparable to the traditional gelato you can find in Italy. If you are into a more American flavor, we have a fudge brownie with Vanilla ice cream. The warmness of the brownie paired up with the sweet cold vanilla ice cream creates a explosion of flavor and texture that will have you wanting for more.

Traditional Desserts

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tiramisu with coffee

If you are looking for a more authentic traditional Italian flavor, look no further. Spumoni follows traditional recipes and is dedicated to bring the authentic dessert taste to America. For example, try our famous Tiramisu. Our tiramisu is made fresh batch by batch, and you can taste the freshness by taking the first bite into it. The soft texture of the cream paired with the coffee-soaked ladyfinger biscuits create a juicy creamy aroma in your mouth, and obviously a cup of coffee on the side would just top off this amazing dessert. Other than Tiramisu, Spumoni restaurants also offer fresh cannolis. We have them in jumbo shells wrapped with Ricotta and Mascarpone cheese.

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Spumoni Jumbo Cannolis

Each bite into the cannoli will leave you wanting for more. Then there goes one cannoli, then two, then three… you will know how irresistable these cannolis are. The perfect blend of crunchiness and softness, and stuffed with the perfect tasting cheeses. Try one for yourself and you will know why Spumoni has the best Italian desserts.

 

In conclusion, you should try Spumoni Restaurants in Santa Monica for our authentic Italian desserts. All of our desserts are made with love and the most authentic Italian recipes. You can taste the freshness and the authenticity throughout your meal, from the appetizers all the way to desserts. That is why Spumoni has the best Italian desserts in the Santa Monica area. Even if you’re not located in Santa Monica, we also have different locations throughout the greater Los Angeles Area so you can be able to find great Italian food anywhere no matter where you are located. Even better, Spumoni is also offering delivery services so you would be able to enjoy Italian food even at the comfort in your own house. Next time you are in the area and craving for Italian dessert, be sure to check out Spumoni Italian restaurants!!

The Origin of Tiramisu

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What is Tiramisu? The literal meaning of Tiramisu in Italian is “pick me up” or “cheer me up”. As the name implies, this is an iconic Italian dessert that is served at the end of the meal that hopefully “cheers you up”. Most of the accounts of the origin of Tiramisu points to the 1960s in the region of Veneto in Northeastern Italy, which is where the city of Venice is located. Roberto Linguanotto, owner of “Le Beccherie” of Treviso, Italy was behind the creation of the first Tiramisu. This special dessert was created in the bakery of the restaurant. Over time, people have continued to make Tiramisu and develop their own techniques of making this delicious Italian dessert.

What’s in Tiramisu?

Traditional Tiramisu consists of finger biscuits, egg yolks, sugar, coffee, mascarpone cheese and topped off with cocoa powder. Other variations include adding egg white or even liquor, to give the dessert a flavorful kick. Although the dish is traditionally made in a round shape, over time the Tiramisu has evolved into a square shape due to the limitations of the ladyfinger biscuits. Making the Tiramisu involves layering the custard on top the coffee/liquor soaked finger biscuits. This is where the Tiramisu gets its layered look.

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Tiramisu served with coffee

How is Tiramisu made?

Making Tiramisu is actually easier than it sounds. First step is to make the custard. There are many ways to doing this, the traditional way is to separate the egg white and egg yolk, mix with sugar and vanilla until the custard has a creamy texture. A substitute for eggs would be to use whipped cream. Bottom line is you need to create a fresh creamy dairy custard that holds in shape, which means the heavier the better. Once you have the custard ready, you will need the ladyfinger biscuits. Dip the biscuits in strong espresso (some people even add a little bit of wine), but be sure to not over soak it so it falls apart when you pick them up.  Then then fun part begins. Find yourself a big container (round of square) and spread the first layer of biscuits. After the biscuits are evenly distributed on the first layer, then you add on the custard. Spread the custard out evenly as the biscuits are, and then keep doing it until it fills up your container. The final step is to dust the top off with cocoa powder for the chocolate taste, and then you put the mix in the fridge for a couple hours. 2-4 hours is the ideal time for the Tiramisu, and the temperature makes the dessert even better, too.

Enjoy Tiramisu!

Tiramisu is best served cold, and when paired up with a cup of coffee or espresso, you have hit the jackpot. Nothing says “pick me up” more than a delicious Tiramisu to end a meal. Now that you have the idea of how to make your Tiramisu, go ahead and try it out in your own kitchen! If you are not the kind of person to be creating your own food and desserts, you can always come to Spumoni Restaurants to enjoy our iconic Tiramisu!

 

Great Tasting Tiramisu

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Spumoni is a popular Italian cafe and pizzeria with several locations in the Los Angeles area. Spumoni has great tasting tiramisu. Spumoni’s  tiramisu has traditional Italian flavors. If you love tiramisu, you should try tiramisu from an authentic Italian restaurant.