The bright idea of “Black cream ice cream”
Giovanni Preti had a stroke of genius when he created “Panera” ice-cream which is a typical Genoese ice-cream.
Panera, in Italian language, derives from the contraction of two words: panna (cream) and nera (black). Panera is a coffee semifreddo where the main ingredient, the cream, changes its colour into black due to the add of coffee powder.
The traditional receipt is made of fresh cream, Arabic coffee powder, sugar and beated egg yolks that have to be cooked in a double saucepan. Coffee needs to deposit and the remains will be filtered and put into the ice-cream maker.