Italian Dessert

Zabaglione with Berries

Zabaglione is a light creamy Italian treat made with deliciously sweet Marsala wine.

This dessert is simple to make and can be easily flavored in a variety of different ways.

Just add some different liquors like Amaretto di Saronno to enhance this already wonderful dessert.

This Venetian specialty will compliment any Italian dinner.

Served in a martini or wine glass topped with fresh raspberries, blueberries or strawberries this dessert will turn your dining table into an elegant masterpiece.



  • 6 to 8 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of sweet Marsala wine
  • 1 oz. of your favorite liquor (optional)
  • whipped cream



  1. In the top part of a double boiler or a metal bowl, mix the sugar and egg yolks together using a mixer or whisk until creamy.
  2. Slowly mix in the Marsala and the liquor if desired.
  3. Place on top of a simmering pot of water and whisk until custard is thick.
  4. Make sure the water is not boiling so not to cook the eggs.
  5. Spoon into a glass and top with whipped cream and berries and serve warm.

    For a lighter dessert just mix some whipped cream into the custard.



Source and pictures: GreatChicago



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