Join a Secret Italy

 Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter

Traditional Italian Dessert - Zabajone

A traditional Italian dessert Zabajone (written Zabaglione in most of Italy outside of Piedmont) is a delicious treat for the whole family. Well, maybe not the whole family as it is full of wine; perhaps make it when you have no children to dinner.

This recipe is one of our favorites and we always tend to associate it with some of the most magical and romantic evenings in our lives. I hope it does the same for you.

Zabaglione

Maria and I love sharing our favorite Italian recipes and "our" Italy with you so please stick around a little and explore.  Take your time though, put your feet up and enjoy...Italy is not one of those things that should be rushed.

Once you've explored we'd really love it if you'd like us too.

As with all dishes from the beautiful Piedmont region of Italy this traditional Italian zabajone recipe really works out a lot better if you use authentic ingredients in preparing it.

Zabajone Ingredients:

  • Eggs,
  • sugar,
  • Moscato sweet white wine (if you don't have moscato use marsala or another sweet wine)
  • Maraschino is the best to use but you can use any other light-colored liqueur in the absence of Maraschino,
  • sponge fingers.
  • strawberries or cherries

Calculate the quantities as follows:

For each person: three egg yolks, three teaspoonfuls of castor sugar, and a wine glass of wine and liqueur mixed equally.

Cooking Instructions

  • Mix the wine and liqueur equally.
  • Whip up the yolks of the eggs with the sugar, then gradually add the wine and liqueur mixture.
  • Put this in a bain-marie, and stir until it has thickened to the consistency of a custard.
  • To avoid disaster ensure that whatever happens you don't let it get to the boil.
  • Serve hot in custard glasses with the sponge fingers and decorate it with the strawberries or cherries.


  1. Home
  2. Recipes from Piedmont
  3. Zabajone

You might like these

Please Book with Us...

Like us? Why not support me and Maria.

All you need do is book via the search box below, or any of the hotel links elsewhere on the website. It can be for travel to Italy... or anywhere else on earth.

You'll get the best deal available and the income we receive helps us to:

  • Stay independent and to keep bringing you the best of Italy.
  • Never have to accept money from hotels directly - meaning that we can share only those we genuinely love.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Recent Articles

  1. Ascoli Piceno A Beautiful Medieval le Marche City

    Jan 23, 20 07:42 AM

    Join the festa in Ascoli Piceno. Looking to discover the real Italy? Look no further than this medieval town.

    Read More

  2. The Best Books On Piedmont

    Jan 23, 20 07:38 AM

    These books on Piedmont Italy are essential reading for anyone interested in this lovely Italian Region.

    Read More

  3. Save the Cinque Terre!

    Jan 21, 20 07:22 AM

    The Cinque Terre competition ends @ midnight (Italian time). To enter watch the video on YouTube, subscribe and comment. You could win a unique Cinque Terre original photo collection by a renowned Ita…

    Read More

  4. The Next Generation of Cute Italian Cars Has Arrived

    Jan 09, 20 03:29 AM

    Read More

  5. How do Romans Celebrate New Year? Fireworks... then Jump in the River

    Jan 04, 20 03:37 AM

    Read More

  6. Do YOU love Gorgonzola?

    Jan 02, 20 03:33 AM

    Read More