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In my big Italian family, Spumoni is a holiday tradition. If you’re not familiar with this decadent Italian treat, it’s a blend of cherry, pistachio and chocolate ice cream speckled with chunks of candied fruit. Usually the tradition consists of my great aunt and uncle showing up with 1 or 2 small Spumoni ice cream cakes and the rest of us picking at them over the course of the weekend until we can’t bear to eat any more mediocre ice cream. This year I decided to step it up a notch by creating my own Spumoni using Tillamook Oregon Black Cherry Ice Cream with all sorts of treats mixed in. Needless to say, it got gobbled right up and the Spumoni ice cream cakes of the past were not missed!

Spumoni Ice Cream

3 cups Tillamook Oregon Black Cherry Ice Cream
½ cup chopped Maraschino cherries
½ cup shelled, roasted, salted and chopped pistachios
½ cup chopped dark chocolate

1. Place the ice cream in a large mixing bowl and allow it to warm up for about 3 minutes or until it is soft enough to mix.
2. Add the cherries, pistachios, and chocolate, mix to combine.
3. Put the ice cream back in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden before serving.
4. Scoop into bowls and sprinkle some extra chocolate and pistachios on before serving!



So.....Any reason why Tillamook can't make a special seasonal batch for Christmas to sell through their retailers and save us all the mess? I would absolutely get this if this was available!! YUM!

December 5th, 2013 at 7:33 pm


Tillamook Team

Hi Julie,

Thanks for writing! Although there are lots of ingredients, you might be surprised by how easy this recipe is to throw together – it’s totally worth it! I’ll definitely let the rest of the team know that you’d like to see a spumoni special from us next year.

All the best,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

December 13th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Becky Sterup

I, too, would like to see a Spumoni .....all the time!!!! I also miss nestleroad.

Keep up the good work.

March 12th, 2014 at 3:32 pm


Tillamook Team

Hi Becky,

Thanks for your comment! I'll be sure to let the rest of the team know you're a Spumoni fan!

All the best,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

March 18th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Maura Taylor

Add me to the list of those craving authentic Spumoni. Could we get it with the chocolate and pistachio mixed in?

April 29th, 2015 at 7:57 pm


Tillamook Team

Hi Maura,
Thanks for taking the time to leave your suggestion. Have you heard about The Tillamook Co-Op yet? It's a community of dairy lovers who believe in the power of real, honest food. Through it, we’re inviting people to become partners with us and help make us a better company. We've got a Suggestion Crate where we'd love to have your Spumoni suggestion, as well as opportunities for members to vote on new flavors for our products. Hope you'll take a look and consider joining us there as well!

All the best,
Amalya of the Tillamook team

May 5th, 2015 at 10:19 am

Concerned Sister

My brother wanted this Ice cream so bat that he got online here and got all the thing it said he needed..... Well he never got as far as to finding out how much of what he needs... lol well hope for the best for our ice cream and my kitchen....

May 6th, 2015 at 4:12 pm


Tillamook Team

Dear Concerned Sister,
Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you and your brother decided to give this DIY Spumoni Ice Cream a try. I've been in his shoes before, a really strong ice cream craving can be hard to shake. Hopefully the ingredients he brought home made for a tasty treat!

Amalya, professional ice cream lover

May 12th, 2015 at 5:17 pm


It doesn't get any better than Tillamook, and Spumoni is the best of the best.

July 2nd, 2015 at 12:33 am
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