Check out our best ever Italian dessert recipes and Italian pudding ideas. From the easy Italian dessert panna cotta, to the classic Italian pudding tiramisu. Try one of our easy recipes for an impressive way to show off at any dinner party…
This tiramisu recipe combines creamy baileys with soft sponge fingers, strong coffee and sweet almond liqueur to make a boozy and indulgent wintertime dessert.
Check out our recipe for silky smooth espresso panna cotta. This dessert is an ideal way to end any dinner party, it’s gluten-free and looks impressive.
The Italian dessert, semifreddo, is an ice cream with a mousse-like texture. This recipe not only looks impressive, but can be made in advance for easy dinner party entertaining. Plus, there’s no churning required.
Check out this super creamy passion fruit panna cotta. This quick and simple panna cotta recipe can be made easily in advance, plus it looks impressive too.
Try our super easy coffee slab cake – an American favourite with an Italian twist. This recipe is nut-free and comes with an indulgent cappuccino buttercream, a simple yet moreish cake, perfect for parties, birthdays or just family gatherings.
This grown-up dessert is perfect for entertaining. A creamy, light ricotta and pine nut filling is baked in crisp pastry then topped with a wine and star-anise infused syrup.
This rich decadent chocolate torte may look tricky but it’s so easy to put together for a dinner party. The secret is coating the outside with a layer of crunchy hazelnut and biscuit.
These crunchy biscuits would make a great festive afternoon treat. Hang them from ribbons as an edible Christmas tree decoration or stack them on a plate and enjoy them with a comforting cup of tea.
Give our Italian almond and Amalfi lemon cake a go. The Amalfi lemons have a strong intense lemony aroma, and are slightly sweeter. This light summery cake is seriously moreish, a real crowd pleaser.
This chocolate and hazelnut torte is a serious creamy and indulgent weekend treat. Our recipe only takes 30 minutes to whip up, and can feed up to 12 people.
All the delicious flavours of a traditional Christmas Day trifle set in a loaf tin – it’s easy to slice and really smart. It will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Here the traditional Italian tiramisu pudding of coffee, chocolate and mascarpone is given a twist to turn it into a beautiful cake – worthy of a French patisserie and beautiful enough for a proper high tea.
Fruit, pastry and chocolate: always a good combo. This tart, with chocolate frangipane and pear quarters is sprinkled with flaked almonds for a luxury dessert.
Zabaglione is a foamy Italian dessert made from whisked egg yolks, cream, sugar and dry Marsala. Here it is frozen and turned into a delicious ice cream. Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon, nuts or fresh berries in beautiful coupe glasses or cups.
Everyone loves a boozy, coffee-flavoured Italian tiramisu and this is a great easy version, made with shop-bought sponge cake and without raw eggs and shaped like an ice cream bombe.
A frangipane tart is a treat for friends and family, especially if you make the pastry too. This easy-to-follow recipe is the best pudding for a crowd.
Marsala, the key flavour in this, is a perfect match for strawberries in this fresh twist on the Italian dessert zabaglione. Don’t over-beat the cream, otherwise combining it with the zabaglione will be difficult. Whisk until it is barely in soft peaks and then gently fold together.
These double chocolate almond biscotti make great edible gifts, but are delicious all year round. Make them as a little treat to have with your coffee.
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