A frothy type of sherbet made with a light sugar syrup mixed with a liquid such as fruit juice, champagne or sauternesmeringue, which gives spoom its airy texture. The Italians call this frozen specialty spuma, which means "foam" or "froth."

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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