Italian Desserts

Need Italian dessert recipes? Find easy to make Italian dessert recipes for your next meal or holiday gathering.

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Lemon 'n' Lime Strawberry Ice

Lemon 'n' Lime Strawberry Ice

Lemon 'n' Lime Strawberry Ice

Marie Rizzo of Interlochen, Michigan sends her icy fruit dessert that's perfect for summer. “It's so refreshing after dinner,” she writes.

Cherry-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Cherry-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Cherry-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

A delicious “dunker,” our Test Kitchen’s biscotti is chock-full of dried cherries and chocolate chips. Wrapped in colored cellophane and curly ribbons, it makes a lovely homemade holiday or hostess gift.

Aniseed Biscotti

Aniseed Biscotti

Aniseed Biscotti

My husband, Joe, is Italian, and his mother was a great cook. She made wonderful biscotti, which are popular Italian dipping cookies. She never used a recipe, but I asked her to write it down for me and I was delighted when she did.—Elizabeth Sparano, Marion, Iowa
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Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

Classic biscotti cookies take on a whole new level of deliciousness with help from licorice-laced aniseed. Wrap up these sweet treats for your friends and family to enjoy with a steaming cup of coffee. —Leslie Kelley, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

I love chocolate and it is so quick and easy to make that I can surprise my family anytime of the year. This is also good using chocolate fudge flavored pudding mix. You can also use chocolate flavored Cool Whip instead of regular Cool Whip. It depends on how much you love chocolate. Feel free to add toppings of your choice.

Lemon Cream Cake

Lemon Cream Cake

Lemon Cream Cake

Drizzling limoncello liqueur over the layers before frosting adds a puckery punch to this refreshing confection. —Amy Frederick, Island City, Oregon

Ricotta Nut Torte

Ricotta Nut Torte

Ricotta Nut Torte

This pretty layered Italian cake is called cassata. It takes some time to prepare this eye-catching dessert but it conveniently chills overnight.—Karen Albert, Prineville, Oregon

Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu

Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu

Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu

"I'm not fond of traditional tiramisu, so I used pumpkin and bourbon in place of coffee and it's absolutely fabulous. I always make extra sauce and eat it over vanilla ice cream. It's so good, I can't leave it alone!" – Mary Filipiak, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Coconut Creme Brulee

Coconut Creme Brulee

Coconut Creme Brulee

There's always time for dessert! Gloria Jabaut shared this elegant quick-to-fix treat from Red Bluff, California.

Cranberry-White Chocolate Biscotti

Cranberry-White Chocolate Biscotti

Cranberry-White Chocolate Biscotti

White chocolate, macadamia nuts and dried cranberries flavor every bite of these crisp cookies.

Peach Gelato

Peach Gelato

Peach Gelato

This heavenly, creamy gelato looks as good as it tastes. The mild, refreshing peach flavor will make everyone a fan. —Molly Haen, Baldwin, Wisconsin
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