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  1. Neapolitan ice cream(noun)

    a block of ice cream with 3 or 4 layers of different colors and flavors

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  1. Neapolitan ice cream

    Neapolitan ice cream is made up of blocks of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream side by side in the same container. Some brands intermix the flavors more, though the separate flavors are still clearly visible. Neapolitan ice cream was named in the late 19th century as a reflection of its presumed origins in the cuisine of the Italian city of Naples, and the many Neapolitan immigrants who brought their expertise in frozen desserts with them to the United States. Spumoni was introduced to the United States in the 1870s as Neapolitan-style ice cream. Early recipes used a variety of flavors; however, the number of three molded together was a common denominator, to resemble the Italian flag. More than likely, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry became the standard for the reason that they were the most popular flavors in the United States at the time of introduction.

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