10 Italian Desserts You Need To Try!

Chenya Mishra
Apr 16, 2019   •  677 views

We love pizza, that automatically makes Italy attractive. But have you ever wondered, how mesmerising and delectable could be the desserts, from a place which has bestowed upon us the love of pizza?

From dulce de leche panna cotta to classic coffee-filled tiramisu, dig into this collection of new and classic Italian desserts.

1. Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfinger biscuits dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa.

2. Cannoli

Cannoli are Italian pastries that originated on the island of Sicily and are today a staple of Sicilian cuisine as well as Italian-American cuisine. Cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta.

3. Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded. The cream may be aromatized with coffee, vanilla, or other flavorings.

4. Panettone

Panettone is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan, usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year.

5. Zeppole

A Zeppole is an Italian pastry consisting of a deep-fried dough ball of varying size but typically about 4 inches in diameter. This doughnut or fritter is usually topped with powdered sugar, and may be filled with custard, jelly, cannoli-style pastry cream, or a butter-and-honey mixture.

6. Semifreddo

Semifreddo is a class of semi-frozen desserts. The principal ingredients are usually eggs, sugar and cream. It has the texture of frozen mousse. Such a dessert's Spanish counterpart is called semifrío. It is often called an ice-cream cake, but a true ice-cream cake has layers of cake and ice-cream.

7. Tartufo

Tartufo is an Italian ice cream dessert originating from Pizzo, Calabria. It is usually composed of two or more flavors of ice cream, often with either fruit syrup or frozen fruit typically raspberry, strawberry, or cherry in the center.

8. Affogato

An Affogato is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped or "drowned" with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto, Bicerin, or other liqueur.

9. Cassata

Cassata or Cassata Siciliana is a traditional sweet from Sicily, Italy. Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit, a filling also used with cannoli.

10. Budino

Budino is a sweet Italian dish, usually rich and creamy like a custard or pudding. The word originally referred to a type of medieval sausage, similar to English pudding. Budino is the Italian word for custard or pudding.

These were some of the famous Italian desserts, do give them a try and let me know in the comments section below!



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Dilip Chakravarty  •  4y  •  Reply
Wonderful write-up and presentation. Keep it up.