Gelato Cassata using Queen Make at Home Gelato Mix
This is a beautiful dessert made so much easier by using Queen Gelato Mixes.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Sicilian
Serves: 8
  • 1 package Queen Vanilla Gelato Mix
  • 1 Package Queen Chocolate Gelato Mix
  • 1 Cup whipping Cream
  • 1 cup chopped mixed glace or dried fruit (I used cherries, plums, ginger, blueberries and apricots)
  • ½ cup rum (or as much as you need for the cake and the fruit)
  • 1½ cups chopped cake crumbs (I used madeira cake from Woolworths)
  • Chocolate shavings
  1. Make the gelato mixes and place in the fridge to cool
  2. Chop the glace fruit and soak in rum until needed.
  3. Freeze the gelato and place in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours
  4. Prepare a pan sized to suit your family. I used a silicone sheet.
  5. Place 1½ inches of vanilla gelato on the bottom of the pan
  6. Drizzle two tablespoons of rum over the cake and sprinkle cake crumbs over the vanilla layer and place in freezer for 30 minutes
  7. Place 1½ inches of chocolate gelato over the cake crumbs and place in the freezer.
  8. Strain glace fruit and set aside.
  9. Whip cream to soft peaks
  10. In a large bowl add the glace fruit and the reserved vanilla gelato and mix together. Fold in the whipped cream.
  11. Pour over the chocolate gelato layer, cover and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
  12. Place on a plate and garnish with chocolate, pistachios, whipped cream or more glace fruit.
I made a 20cm cake for the two of us and had plenty of both chocolate and vanilla gelato left over so a much larger cassata could have been made.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at