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Zuccotto with dripping chocolate topping
Place of originItaly
Region or stateFlorence
Main ingredientsCake, ice cream, brandy

Zuccotto (pronounced [dzukˈkɔtto, tsuk-]) is an Italian dessert with origins in Florence. Zuccotto is a semi-frozen, chilled dessert made with alchermes, cake and ice cream.[1] It can be frozen, then thawed before serving. This dessert is traditionally made in a special pumpkin-shaped mold (zuccotto means "little pumpkin" in Italian). It is widely believed to have been inspired by the dome of Florence's duomo (the city's main cathedral). Others allude to its shape as closely resembling a cardinal's skullcap or zucchetto.


  1. ^ De Laurentiis, Giada. "Zuccotto Recipe". Food Network. Retrieved 14 August 2015.