Z is for Zabaglione

This dessert has been a revelation to me. It always amazes me how 6 (!) egg yolks can turn into something as divine as this Zabaglione. Zabaglione

The dessert is incredibly quick and easy to make, but stunningly flavourful. It looks creamy, but it actually isn’t at all! However, it is incredibly sweet and you have the lovely taste of alcohol from the marsala, but both flavours do not overpower each other. Perfect balance.Zabaglione

You could play around with the drink you use, I imagine it would be amazing with Amaretto as well. Or go extremely luxurious and try Champagne!Zabaglione

It’s the perfect dessert to end an Italian dinner with. And also the perfect ending to this month of posts about Italian cuisine.

I thoroughly enjoyed the A-Z Challenge, although it sometimes was quite hard to juggle work, thesis writing, sleep and the blog all at the same time. I hope that I’ve made you happy with all these Italian food posts, and I expect some lovely Italian dinners to be happening all over the world!

Thanks for reading, following, liking, and commenting on all 30 posts (wow.)! I love you all.


  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print


  • 6 egg yolks (you can store the whites in the freezer and use them for a pavlova for instance!)
  • 100 ml marsala
  • 100 gr cane sugar
  • Handful of berries (I used blueberries)
  • Fresh mint leaves

Used kitchen appliances

  • Small pan
  • Bowl that can rest on top of the pan (au-bain-marie)
  • (electric) Whisk


  1. Place the pan on a medium heat with water. The bowl needs to be able to rest on top of the pan so the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Bring to the boil.
  2. Turn to a low heat. Add the yolks, marsala, and cane sugar to the bowl. Whisk until the substance turns stiff.
  3. Serve warm with berries and fresh mint, or make biscotti to dip.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Sabina says:

    Looks delicious! Congrats on finishing A-Z!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. basilandoil says:

      Thank you so much!


  2. Lisaaaaaa ☺ Well done you finished! Your posts for the A-Z Challenge have been amazing! ☺How did I guess you’d pick Zabaglione for Z!!! Check out my blog for a vegan version! 😛 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. basilandoil says:

      Yaaay! Congrats to you too! Loved reading your posts and learning so much more! I’ll definitely check that recipe 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You should… you’re mentioned!!! 😛 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. basilandoil says:

        I just read it! I have to try this recipe! You’re so sweet for mentioning me :)!!

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Lisa it’s great… we can’t stop eating it! and I wouldn’t have even thought of it if I wasn’t following your Italian A-Z! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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      4. basilandoil says:

        You’re very welcome! Glad I could help 😉

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  3. Congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. basilandoil says:

      Thank you so much!


  4. This sounds AMAZING. I can’t say I’ve ever even heard of zabaglione, but now I want to try to make it.

    Congratulations on finishing A to Z. You had some great food features that more than once left me hungry and craving Italian. Well done!

    Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

    Liked by 1 person

    1. basilandoil says:

      Thank you so much for the sweet words! Hope you’ll like the zabaglione!


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