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The Best 5 Easy Italian Dessert Recipes


Italian food is simply great main meals desserts, drinks and everything else, that's 100% true for the country who came up with Pizza, Spaghetti, Pasta and more famous food.

And when it comes to desserts, the Italian cuisine is still on top with too many great, delicious and easy dessert recipes, so in today's post, I'm going to cover the best 5 easy Italian dessert recipes that you may need and use to learn more about Italian desserts and start making your own.

The Best 5 Easy Italian Dessert Recipes

1. Chocolate Salami

Salame di cioccolato in Italian, it is so easy to make that your kids can learn how to make it too, it is mainly made from chocolate, eggs, butter with some other ingredients.

Ingredients :
-2 egg yolks
-2 Tbsp sugar
-2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
-1 Tbsp milk
-3/4cup butter
-7 oz dry biscuits (you can use graham crackers)

How To Prepare / Method
First beat the egg yolks with the sugar until foamy, Then melt the butter (do not cook it).
Next is to add the butter to the egg mixture and using an electric hand blender combine well, after that add the cocoa and the milk slowly until well incorporated.

Ok Now and using a rolling pin or a bottle break the biscuits in little pieces And stir the biscuits into the cream mixture using a wooden spoon until perfectly mixed.

Over a piece of tinfoil place the mixture and shape it like a salami.
Finally, wrap it on both sides and refrigerate until hard Then present it on a serving dish and slice it just as you would do with salami. 


2. Chocolate Balls

In Italian they are called Pauline di cioccolato , small delicious balls covered with chocolate, personally, it is one of my best easy Italian dessert recipes that does not require too many ingredients and time.

Ingredients :
-3(1/2oz) unsweetened chocolate (three halves)
-1 cup shelled Hazelnuts 
-3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
-1 Tbsp unsalted butter
-1 Tbsp cold espresso coffee
-3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa

How To Prepare / Method
First, in a bowl grate the chocolate And blend the Hazelnuts, Then add the hazelnuts to the chocolate along with the sugar, coffee, and butter.
Next is to mix well with a spoon And then prepare a plate with the cocoa.
After that, you need to roll the mix into 1 inch balls with your hands and place them on the cocoa.
When they are all ready roll them (gently) in the cocoa And then a bit between your hands (to remove the excess cocoa).

Finally, place them on a serving dish and keep them in the fridge (or any other cool place) until you are ready to serve them. 

3. Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta is a Pudding-type dessert that mainly contains cream, gelatin and sugar and it may be aromatized with coffee, vanilla and many other flavorings.

Ingredients :
-1/3 cup skim milk
-1 envelope unflavored gelatin (1 = 0.25oz)
-2(1/2) cups of heavy cream
-1/2 cup of white sugar
-1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

How To Prepare / Method
First, pour the milk into a small bowl, and stir in the gelatin powder And then set-a-side.
Next stir together the heavy cream and sugar in a saucepan and set over medium heat, Then bring to a full boil (watching it carefully).

Pour the gelatin and milk into the cream as the cream will quickly rise to the top of the pan and stirring until completely dissolved.

Now cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
After that remove from heat then pour into six individual ramekin dishes.

Finally, cool the ramekins uncovered at room temperature and when cool cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (but preferably to refrigerate overnight before serving). 


4. Affogato

In Italian Affogato means drowned, and Affogato is a coffee-based dessert that means that we are going to make something new, a unique dessert idea and a really easy one.

How To Prepare / Method
All you have to do is to put a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato (What is the difference between gelato and ice cream) in a small bowl and then top it with a shot of hot espresso (you can also use strong coffee). 


5. Italian Ice

Italian Ice or Water Ice is a frozen sweetened dessert that is mainly made from fruits and juices, a very easy to make dessert and that's why it has not got famous only in Italy but it is also well-known in many European countries and even all around the world.

Ingredients :
-2 cups of water
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
-1 cup of orange, lemon, cranberry or pineapple juice
- you can use Maraschino cherries as a garnish

How To Prepare / Method
First and in a small saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil, Then stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Next, boil for 5 minutes And then stir frequently, after that cool thoroughly, Stir in juice And Pour into a freezer container.

Now place in freezer for 4 hours.
To make the mixture almost completely frozen you need to stir occasionally.
Finally, spoon into tall glasses and garnish with maraschino cherries (Serves 4-6). 


And here I come again to confirm that Italian desserts are great and those easy Italian dessert recipes that I have mentioned in this post are just a sample of this greatness.