Zabaione - Original Italian

The zabaione is the most classic and simple custard in Italy: it's usually served in a cup and accompanied by dry biscuits, or it can be used to make other desserts.


Wine 100 Milliliter
Sugar 160 Gram
Yolks 8 Medium



1. Separate the egg whites from the yolks, whisk the egg yolk in a pan along with sugar until the mixture is fluffy and thick cream like consistency.

2. Now add the wine in a thin stream, place the pan into a slightly larger pan filled with boiling water, whisk the mixture for at least 10 minutes.

3. Our zabaione is ready to be tasted alone, or you can use it to make an excellent tiramisu.


4. Serve with biscuits or as an accompaniment.


The smaller pan must not touch the water and the water shouldn't be boiling.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 175Calories from Fat 48

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 10 mg0.42%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 26 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet