This Italian zabaglione recipe makes the perfect summer dessert! With ingredients like fresh berries and a perfectly sweet custard, you have a delicious dessert that’s ready in only 15 minutes!
What is Zabaglione?
Zabaglione is a wonderful Italian dessert make with 3 ingredients- egg yolks, sugar, and marsala. It is easily made on the stove, takes about 15 minutes total, and is known to be a universal crowd pleaser! There is just something so satisfying about a warm custard with cool berries on a summer night… mmmm.
Helpful hint: Start the water simmering when you sit down to dinner. Then, after you finish eating, all you’ll have to do is your beating, and if you use an electric mixer, it will be even faster until serving. Have someone do the dishes while you make dessert and the timing should be just about perfect!
Equipment need to make this Italian Zabaglione recipe:
- saucepan – This saucepan will help to evenly heat the custard.
- Glass Bowl – This set of glass bowls is just what you need to create the double boiler to cook the custard.
- Hand Mixer – This hand mixer takes all of the work out of stirring the custard.
Recipes similar to this Zabaglione dessert recipe:
- Chocolate Eclairs
- Boston Cream Cupcakes
- Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd, Fresh Berries and Meringue Rosettes
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1/2 c marsala wine
- Fruit or cake for serving
- First, set up a double boiler. Set a saucepan of water on the stove, and bring it to a simmer. Ensure that a large glass bowl will fit in/on top of the saucepan later.
- In the glass bowl, whisk together (either by hand or with an electric hand mixer) egg yolks and sugar until pale yellow and creamy. Set on top of the pot of simmering water. Add marsala and continue to beat until custard forms soft mounds, 15 minutes or less. Note: this will foam up and double or triple in volume during cooking. Serve atop sliced fruit or plain cake (pound cake, angel food cake, etc.)
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Ema Jones says
Marsala is a super ingredient in Sicily, I’m sure the blend is delectable…
Food of the gods…:)
Ema Jones says
Absolutely, it’s “Food of the gods”, well said. I have heard that Marsala cake are also heavenly & I’m gonna try this <3 <3
Tayler Ross says
Oh wow, does this look heavenly!! This would be a great dessert for Memorial Day!
Ohhhhh I just saw this on Master Chef Australia. An Italian lady contestant made. It sound so delicious! Thank you for the recipe, now I can make it in 15 minutes 😀
Zabaglione is just my favourite dessert in the whole world.
I love how simple to it and how light and air it is. Like eating a cloud 😀
Thank you for a great recipe
Stephanie Simmons says
This is a perfectly refreshing summer dessert! Love it!
Julie Evink says
I made this when we had company over the other night and it was such a hit. I didn’t tell them how easy it was!
Beautiful, beautiful photos and incredible recipe! I like how easy is it to make it and that i need to use only a few ingredients!