Friday, April 25, 2008

Dictionary Friday: Spoom

A frothy type of SHERBET made with a light SUGAR SYRUP mixed with a liquid such as fruit juice, CHAMPAGNE or SAUTERNES. Halfway through the freezing process, the mixture is combined with uncooked MERINGUE, which gives spoom its airy texture. The Italians call this frozen specialty spuma, which means "foam" or "froth."

© Copyright Barron's Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on THE FOOD LOVER'S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst

Sounds kind of delcious, right? And probably not that hard to make, as long as you timed everything properly.

Plus...spoom. Spoom. Spoom. It just sounds funny.


Xani said...

It does sound funny! Or, maybe a little dirty? ;)

Kit Pollard said...

Totally. Which is why it's funny? Because I'm a 12 year old boy?

John said...

Even funnier when you yell it: SPOOM!


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