Gelato Spazzacamino Recipe – Chimmey Sweep Ice Cream

Gelato Spazzacaminois a fantastic and unique Italianice cream that is also know as Chimney Sweet Ice Cream.  The combination of sweet ice cream and bitter toppings, gradually melting together, makes this delicious Gelato Spazzacamino a unique and tasty combination that is elegant, yet takes only minutes to make.  This combination of only three ingredients may sound strange, but they work perfectly together.  You have to try this ice cream dessert to believe it!

In Italian, spazzacamino means chimney sweep, ashman, and chimney sweeper.

This is a recipe is from the cookbook The Classic Italian Cookbook, by Marcella Hazan.

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Gelato Spazzacamino Recipe - Chimney Sweep Ice Cream:
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chimney Sweep Ice Cream, Gelato Spazzacamino Recipe
  • 1 large scoop quality vanilla ice cream*
  • 1 tablespoon good (15 ml) Scotch whiskey**
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) espresso coffee beans, extremely finely ground
  1. Place the ice cream in a bowl or large wine glass.  Pour the Scotch whisky over the top of the ice cream and sprinkle with the ground coffee.

  2. Alternative Idea:  Replace ground coffee with freshly-ground black pepper.  Use about 6 grinds per portion.

  3. Serve immediately.

  4. Makes 1 serving - multiply recipe as needed.

Recipe Notes

*  Be sure and use a top-quality (premium) ice cream and scotch whisky when making this dish.

**  Use blended scotch rather than single malt.

***  I have substituted finely-ground regular coffee beans and even instant coffee powder in a pinch.


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