Share:

Italian Desserts

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

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

White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

Here's a twist on a classic dessert that highlights another flavor combo my husband and I love: strawberries and white chocolate. Lighten it up if you'd like—I've had good luck with light nondairy whipped topping and reduced-fat cream cheese. —Anna Ginsberg, Austin, TX

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.
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Lime Coconut Biscotti

Lime Coconut Biscotti

Lime Coconut Biscotti

My family loves this recipe! It’s great with that morning cup of coffee, delicious as an afternoon snack or after-dinner dessert. Citrusy and crunchy, not too sweet, it always hits the spot. —Diana Burrink, Crete, Illinois

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Espresso Syrup

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Espresso Syrup

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Espresso Syrup

White chocolate puts a delicious spin on traditional panna cotta. A coffee syrup draped over the top is simply fantastic.

Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

My family loves cannoli, but I don't love making the shells. This parfait is an easy way to enjoy the flavor without spending time baking the shells. —Anna Ginsberg, Austin, Texas

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Pour a cup of coffee and indulge! Crisp, crunchy biscotti cookies are perfect for dunking. Hazelnuts and almonds make my favorite version even better. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, AZ

Pistachio Meringue Sundaes

Pistachio Meringue Sundaes

Pistachio Meringue Sundaes

"Meringue sundaes can be filled with any flavor of gelato or ice cream, and different sauces, nuts or fresh fruit.” —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

Espresso Cream Cake

Espresso Cream Cake

Espresso Cream Cake

“After a satisfying meal, I like to go with something light for dessert. This recipe combines two of our favorite flavors, coffee and chocolate, in a scrumptious cream that’s served alongside a slice of angel food cake. Yum.” —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona

Little Italy Pignoli Cookies

Little Italy Pignoli Cookies

Little Italy Pignoli Cookies

Almond paste in these Italian pignoli (meaning pine nut) cookies gives these morsels an exceptional flavor, a real treat served with a hot chocolate or coffee beverage. — Fran Green

Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

There's good reason why this recipe was handed down to me by a relative. It is a deliciously indulgent cheesecake. The amaretto and ricotta make for a truly unique dessert.
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT