If you’re looking for the best desserts to try during your holiday on the Amalfi Coast, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite ones that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. From Delizia al Limone to gelato, there’s something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Start indulging in these delicious treats today!
Our top 5 best desserts of the Amalfi Coast
Delizia al Limone
Delizia al Limone is probably the most typical dessert of the Amalfi Coast.
It is a cold cake that has a base of sponge cake soaked in Limoncello syrup, filled with lemon-based cream, and covered with a layer of lemon cream. In addition to being good, it is also very beautiful to look at. It has a hemisphere shape and according to some, it resembles a breast with a strawberry instead of the nipple!
You can find it both as a real cake and in single portions. It is perfect if you want to enjoy a light and refreshing dessert after a tasty dinner.
Caprese is a baked cake made with cocoa, almonds, sugar, eggs, and butter. It is crunchy outside and slightly moist inside.
The name recalls the island of Capri, but the cake is typical of Naples. One of the legends about the creation of this cake tells of a princess who marries a king of Naples. Once she moved to Italy, she started to miss the Sacher Torte, but not knowing the recipe, the chefs could not satisfy her. However, they were so talented that, based on the description from the princess, they managed to bake a similar cake. And that was how Caprese was created.
The best way to enjoy it? With a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of gelato.
Gelato is a must-try when you’re on the Amalfi Coast.
This Italian ice cream is made with fresh milk and cream, and it comes in a huge variety of flavors: you can find gelato made with fresh fruit, chocolate, nuts, and even alcohol. Each gelateria (ice cream shop) has its own specialties. Some examples? Ricotta and pieces of caramelized pears, or saffron and caramel. Everyone can find the perfect flavor! Even those who are vegan or intolerant to milk.
Since it is made with fresh ingredients, gelato is very tasty and refreshing. Moreover, it’s usually lower in fat than traditional ice cream. So, another reason to forget the diet during the holiday in Amalfi and its surroundings!
Granita al Limone
Sometimes it can be really hot in Italy! If you are looking for something refreshing go for granita, a frozen dessert made with water, sugar, and different flavors. It’s similar to sorbet, but it has a coarser texture because it’s made with ice instead of cream.
Ok, we must be sincere: granita is a cold spoon dessert typical of Sicilian cuisine. However, the most popular version you can find on the Amalfi Coast is that with the fresh juice of Sorrento’s lemons. You have to try it! And if you want something really special, order a granita with coffee: it is a mix of two of the best things in the world!
Sfogliatella di Santa Rosa
Sfogliatella di Santa Rosa is a traditional pastry of the small town of Conca dei Marini, between Amalfi and Positano.
The name is due to the fact that it was invented in the 1600s in a convent dedicated to Rose of Viterbo. Indeed, its triangular shape recalls the veil of the nuns. It is a shell of crunchy puff pastry filled with ricotta cream and decorated with black cherries.
It looks good and it tastes even better!
There is more…
These are just some of the best desserts you can discover. In fact, the typical cuisine of the Amalfi Coast is rich in local products. During your vacation you can taste famous delicious dishes, such as pizza, but also desserts available only at certain times of the year, such as zeppole or palme di confetti. Have fun!
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