Meaning of zuppa inglese in English:

zuppa inglese

Pronunciation /ˌ(t)zʊpa ɪŋˈɡleɪzeɪ/ /-zi/


mass noun
  • A rich Italian dessert resembling trifle.

    • ‘One unmissable ingredients for an authentic zuppa inglese is a shockingly hued liqueur called alkermes, which imparts a bright pinkish red colour to the sponge.’
    • ‘Considering that zuppa inglese is neither a soup nor English, it is not hard to conclude that few dishes have ever been as badly misnamed.’
    • ‘Before serving decorate the zuppa inglese with whipped cream.’
    • ‘Spoon the cream on top of the zuppa inglese and garnish with berries.’
    • ‘Our finale was zuppa inglese, a monster-large portion that jumbled raspberry mousse and sponge cake with subtle lacings of rum and port wine.’


Italian, literally ‘English soup’.


zuppa inglese

/ˌ(t)zʊpa ɪŋˈɡleɪzeɪ/ /-zi/