Zabaglione is a very simple but deliciously rich, creamy, traditional Italian dessert. It is a light custard made from eggs, sugar and Marsala wine, if you don’t have marsala wine port is a good alternative. Depending on how long it is cooked and whisked for it can either be a sauce or custard.
The simple dessert is perfect for a dinner party, brake a few amoretti biscuits into a beautiful glass pour over the zabaglione and decorate with fresh berries for a beautiful dessert. Or you could make a delicious zabaglione semifreddo. A semifreddo is a semi frozen dessert, and zabaglione is perfect for making a delicious semifreddo, all you need to do is make the zabaglione into thick custard, pour into a loaf tin lined with cling film and freeze until set. When ready turn out and slice, chocolate curls look wonderful on top of a zabaglione semifreddo.
This boozy dessert is wonderfully quick to whip up and you can make it ahead of time so you can relax when it is time to serve up dessert. If you are making zabaglione for children or non drinkers you can leave out the Marsala wine.