Homemade Italian Ice Cream: Christmas Cassata with Liz (Online)

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It’s ice cream time!

Come and learn how to make your own homemade Italian ice cream with queen of the kitchen, Liz Moleta.

Cassata is a traditional Italian dessert, with three delicious layers: chocolate, vanilla and a base of almond and glace fruit. 

This recipe is particularly wonderful as you don’t need an ice cream maker!

This dessert has historically been a particular hit with Liz’s children – so much so she used to make 6 of them at a time.

Get set to put a bit more sparkle in your Christmas with this homemade Italian-o treat!

What will we cover?

In this live cookalong workshop you will learn:

  • How to create each layer of your Cassata ice cream cake 
  • Tips and tricks for creating ice cream that is smooth and creamy without an ice cream maker
  • How to prepare Cassatas in bulk so you will always have a tasty treat in the freezer for Xmas guests 
  • Opportunities to ask lots of questions 

What should I bring?

You are welcome to sit and enjoy the cooking demonstration or cook along at home!

If you’d like to cook along, just have the follow ingredients ready to go!


  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • ½ cup cream
  • few drops almond essence


  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • ½ cup cream
  • 60gm dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 ½ tablespoons water


  • 1 cup cream
  • 4 tablespoons of icing sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup of mixed glace fruit (Chopped Finely)
  • 30g flaked almonds


  • A mix master or hand beaters
  • Spring Form Cake tin (20cm round or similar) 
  • Spatula 
  • Lots of mixing bowls


    • Closed Captions
    • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
    • Free Tix for First Nation Attendees
    • Early Bird Cheaper Tickets

    Who will be teaching? 

    Liz (she/her) has been cooking for as long as she can remember. She was taught by her mother, on the farm she grew up on in a little regional town called Rye Park. 

    She believes in bringing people together with food. Dinner at her house is always an experience – teamed with candle light, fresh flowers and the sounds of Frank Sinatra.

    Liz is also the mum of our own Laneway Learning Manager, delsi!

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