We’ve all had spumoni ice cream: layers of chocolate, cherry, and pistachio ice cream with candied fruit and nuts mixed in. Yum! Well, Abby’s Grill in Phoenix has taken spumoni to a new level: spumoni ice cream cake.
Abby’s spumoni cake is made with fresh spumoni ice cream that’s hand-made at Abby’s using ingredients purchased from local Italian markets. There’s nothing artificial about it, and that becomes obvious with the first bite. The flavors burst with each bite, and you want to lick the plate when you’re finished.
The "secret" ingredients:
Fresh cherries fill Abby’s spumoni, rather than the candied/maraschino cherries that you’ll find in the store-bought version. Fresh pistachios, hand-made ice cream, tasty graham-cracker-cookie bottom crust, and orange whipped cream topping make this a dessert to go searching for. In addition to all the fresh ingredients, there are also a couple of “secret” ingredients that Tony the manager wouldn’t tell me about. But whatever they are, they’re good! Top it off with a good cup of coffee and you’ve got a dessert you’ll remember.
So when you’re craving spumoni ice cream, skip the grocery store and forget about the local ice creamery. Head on over to Abby’s and have a slice of their spumoni ice cream cake. After a big piece of it, you’ll never look at a dish of plain spumoni the same way again.