The home of pizza and pasta is also known for its rich, creamy desserts that many of us love to indulge in. From their coffee-infused tiramisus and zabaglioni, to their cheesecake filled cannoli and refreshing granita, we have pulled together the best Italian dessert recipes for your enjoyment.
The perfect end to your favourite Italian meal.
Italian ricotta cheesecake
Indulge in this decadent tradition Italian ricotta cheesecake for dessert tonight – rich, sweet and so delicious!
Sicilian almond, apple and ricotta cake with pecans
With classic Mediterranean flavours this ricotta cake is hearty and wholesome; just crunch through that delicious tap layer of pecans to enjoy.
Rhubarb and raspberry crostata
With our homemade crostata dough and a sweet rhubarb and raspberry filling, this impressive tart is as delicious as it is pretty and just as easy to make! Best served with a dollop of cream or ice-cream.
Chocolate and fig biscotti
These crunchy Italian biscuits go wonderfully with hot espresso coffee.
The classic coffee dessert we all love.
Lemon ricotta cannoli
Sweet, crunchy and full of zest.
This Italian tart with sour cream pastry and a sweet quince jam filling is wonderfully simple to make and delicious to eat.
Italian Easter biscuits
Scented with almond and anise, these Italian cookies are delicious and great fun to make.
These delightful little pastry treats mean ‘little tubes’ and are a staple of Sicilian cuisine.
Chocolate hazelnut gelato
Panettone bread and butter pudding
Relive your grandma’s classic with the addition of Italian pannettone. Zesty and sweet, this creamy dessert is simple but sure to please.
Cherry and nougat torrone
This versatile firm dessert, made with a mixture of ricotta and sugar, combines well with many fruits – here with the sour, tart flavour of morello cherries added alongside nutty nougat and smooth yoghurt. Whip it up in advance for a festive season gathering.
Poached pear, mascarpone and dessert wine cake
Cappuccino panna cotta
Reward yourself for afternoon tea or after dinner by devouring this creamy italian dessert infused with a coffee kick and topped with sweet white chocolate.
Pistachio & cranberry biscotti
Red cranberries and green pistachios make these biscotti into a very pretty biscuit.
You’ll go a little nutty for these festive treats.
Panettone with mascarpone and raspberries
Enjoy this traditional sweet panettone dish, complete with creamy mascarpone and fresh raspberries. A perfect way to end Christmas lunch or dinner.
Yoghurt panna cotta with blueberry sauce
The classic sweet treat that pleases adults and children alike – deliciously chewy almond nougat.
Honey nougat and espresso semifreddo
This divine homemade frozen dessert combines crunchy chocolate-coated honeycomb, sweet honey nougat and fragrant espresso to create an irresistible treat for your loved ones.
This Italian classic translates as ‘pick me up’, and the combination of coffee, liqueur, mascarpone and sponge means it certainly lives up to its name!
Watermelon and mint granita
Presenting this fresh and cleansing italian-style dessert is an ideal way to wind down a summer party or family gathering.
Peanut brittle cannoli
Indulge in this decadent peanut brittle cannoli – easy to make and simply divine! The perfect dessert or treat to cure your sweet tooth!