15 Best Italian Desserts For The Sweet Tooth

Italian desserts

Ever wonder why Italian desserts are trending nowadays? If you are a foodie, you probably already know that Italian foods and desserts are famous because of their rich and natural flavors. There are no thick or heavy fillings in Italian desserts, yet they taste super delicious and sweet to satisfy your craving.

Italians love dairy products, like, mascarpone, ricotta, and lovely tang, in their desserts. From Panna Cota to tiramisu, Italian desserts have the most delicious taste after a meal. If you are a fan of Italian foods, you must try Italian desserts; they have the full sweetness and flavors you need in your breakfast or whenever you feel the craving. We also have collected some of the finest Mexican desserts, and vegan desserts recipes.

Today we are sharing some easy and delicious dessert recipes, so you can try them at home and enjoy their texture and sweetness.

1. Affogato

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Looks tasty and fancy
  • Wonderful as Cherry amaretto
  • Easy and quick recipe

Affogato is the easiest dessert you can make at the last minute after dinner. The rich Vanilla Ice-cream, grated dark chocolate, espresso coffee, and cheeky nut liqueur make it the most delicious dessert of all time. This is one of the best and easy gluten-free desserts for any season or occasion.

Affogato is a perfect treat after dinner. It is always quick to make, well-appreciated, and the most favorite recipe. A creamy Gelato and high-quality espresso make it super yummy and creamy. You will surely enjoy it after a meal party or holiday picnic party with family and friends. In Italian tradition, there are many desserts made with coffee, but Affogato is the favorite among them.

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2. Zeppole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Fluffy and melting-in-mouth
  • Simple to make
  • Preferred recipe for celebrations

Zeppole donuts are very tasty, super delicious, and sweet. They are rolled in sugar and look very fluffy. With every bite, it melts in your mouth in a second. They always disappear fast because they are easy and quick to make. Whenever you cook it, you must add freshly grated cinnamon to the batter before frying. If you crave something tasty, then it is best to cook them at home. They are tastier when you make them yourself. They are especially best for weddings, birthdays, and anniversary functions due to their resemblance with mexican wedding cakes.

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3. Italian Christmas Cookies

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Very soft and cakey
  • Thick texture and looks elegant
  • Great to serve any time of the year

Traditional Italian Christmas cookies are super yummy and delicious because of their soft and cakey flavor. They become super famous on Christmas days. Italian cookies are delicious cake-like cookies with sweet sugar glaze and anise flavors. You can make them any time of the year; they are not specific only for Christmas days.

If you have any dessert party at home, then Christmas cookies will serve great. They look exquisite and thick with the almond extract that will give the dough an irresistible flavor. Add some vanilla icing if you want to make them hard, like a delicate shell. These will be a perfect addition to your cookies and .

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4. Zabaglione

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Made with only 3-ingredients
  • Super creamy and delicious
  • Serves divinely with fresh berries

Zabaglione is a simple and easy-to-cook dessert. You only required 3-ingredients Marsala Wine, Egg yolks, and sugar. It is very creamy and delicious. Zabaglione usually serves warm, but if you want it cold, freeze it and enjoy it. It can also serve as a sauce with ice cream or fresh berries. The beautiful part is that it fills in cakes, cookies, and tarts. It is quick and easy to make. Serve it at birthday parties or as easter desserts; it will be a much-appreciated dessert on your table.

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5. Bomboloni

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Very soft and light
  • Filled with Italian pastry cream
  • Insanely delicious and yummy

Bomboloni doughnuts belong to the region that is famous for its dairy products. These doughnuts’ fresh milk and butter make them super yummy and creamy. Eggs put the best freshness and taste in these Bombolonis. The Doughnuts are filled with Italian pastry cream and rolled in sugar, making them super sweet and creamy.

They are the perfect treat for your family on weekends. They go perfectly well with cappuccino and cornett con crema and are filled with a cream but not heavy. They are very light and delicious whenever you eat, before or after breakfast.

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6. Tiramisu Cheesecake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 5 hours
  • No-bake cheesecake
  • Everyone loves its cheesy flavors
  • Combination of Kahlua and espresso

Tiramisu cheesecake is a super creamy and cheesy cake that goes perfectly well on all occasions. It is a super easy and no-bake cake. Its creamy flavor makes you feel like you are in heaven. It is easy to make, as you don’t require specific ingredients.

Tiramisu cheesecake is very easy to transport and serve. It is a delicious dessert to take to a party at home. Everyone loves cakes, but if we talk about cheesecake, which makes everyone addicted to it, it is an all-around winner dessert. If you want to make it thicker and tastier, use extra thick cream or whip it before filling in the creamy cheese.

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7. Italian Butter Cookies

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Perfect for Christmas cookie tray
  • Easy and delicious buttery cookie
  • Serves with tea or coffee

This simple Italian buttery cookie is one that you can buy from any Italian bakery easily. Butter cookies are ubiquitous, but this cookie has one unique thing that those cookies do not have. It is super buttery, that is very rich, soft, and melts in your mouth. These cookies are the perfect holiday cookies for all seasons.

They are delicious to serve with coffee and tea for breakfast. You can enjoy them with chocolate, making them more yummy, creamy, and chocolaty. These crunchy and buttery cookies are super delicious on any occasion. They are the favorite of children; they enjoy every bite.

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8. Marrons Glace

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 2-3 days
  • Wonderful woody aroma and nutty flavor
  • Famously made in Paris
  • Popular in November and December

Marrons Glace is also known as Candied Chestnuts. It is a super easy-to-cook recipe. They contain high-quality chestnuts, and fruit, that are rich in flavor than usual chestnuts. Chestnuts are a little tricky, but they become soft when cooked, and when you roast them, they become super sweet with a gentle flavor.

It would be best if you tried them at home; they will be a perfect treat for the holidays. They have a superb woody aroma and nutty flavor. It is the favorite dish of Italians; whenever they cook Marron Glace, it usually sells out in no time.

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9. Strawberry Gelato

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Most popular Gelato
  • Heavy creamy
  • Quick and easy to prepare
  • Fresh and high-quality taste

Strawberry gelato is an effortless and delicious ice cream. Its creamy and smooth Gelato with fresh strawberry flavors makes it super yummy and tasty. It can make anyone addicted to it with just a single bite. This gelato ice cream is prevalent in children because of its perfect creamy flavors.

Strawberry Gelato is one of the most famous Gelatos of all time. When spring comes and fresh, ripe, and delightful strawberries make you crave them, strawberry Gelato is perfect. No one can resist its perfect temptation. When your child is inviting friends at home, strawberry Gelato would be best to surprise them; they will surely love it.

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10. Italian Love Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Looks super fancy
  • Sweet ricotta and chocolate make it delicious
  • Perfect for Valentine’s Day
  • Moist and super-rich, flavorful

Italian Love Cake is a cheesecake with a super-rich creamy topping. When you taste it, it feels like eclairs. It is effortless to make and delicious to eat. Italian love cake is a crowd-pleasure cake. People love to bake it on Valentine’s Day and enjoy it with their loved ones.

It is super fun to make and decorate it. Italian Love Cake is an easy dessert recipe that looks super fancy. You can sprinkle some Colorful bounties to make it more flavorful and attractive. You can enjoy it at any event, any function. It is heavenly to eat cake.

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11. Italian Waffle Cookies (Pizzelle)

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Easy and Delicious
  • Very thin crispy
  • Traditional Italian dessert special for occasions

Italian waffle cookie is a light and crispy vanilla Pizzelle recipe. These thin wafer-like cookies are famous on Christmas days, but you can try them anytime at home. They have a stunning snowflake design. Italian waffle cookies are rapid to make with just a few ingredients.

These crispy cookies are very famous in Italian families because of their variety of buttery and crispy flavors. Italian Waffle cookies are the recipe of old Italian mothers who used to make them in their old times. Whenever you try them, their flavor will surely give you a nostalgic taste of old Italian desserts. It looks and tastes unique and delicious.

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12. Chocolate Gelato

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 9 hours 50 minutes
  • Most popular and loved flavors of Gelato
  • Flavors of Cocoa powder
  • Looks yummy and is very easy to make

Chocolate Gelato is the most famous dessert for Chocolate lovers. It is fun to make and a very appealing and attractive recipe for adults and children. It goes excellent in every season of the year when you need something super creamy and chocolaty. Chocolate Gelato takes a long time to make, but it is easy to make at home. Due to its strong taste and creamy flavors, it goes perfectly well with Fior Di Latte Gelato and Alla Crema, a perfect combination for chocolate lovers. It would be best if you crave something super chocolaty and yummy; when you try it at home, add some dark chocolate chips, which would be an excellent addition.

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13. Chocolate Tartufo

What’s Special?

  • Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
  • Looks like a chocolate ball
  • Best Italian frozen dessert
  • Coated with a chocolate shell
  • The Maraschino cherry hidden inside is super yummy

Chocolate Tartufo looks like a ball of chocolate ice cream. It is super delicious and chocolatier than it looks. Chocolate Tartufo is famous for its two flavors of ice cream, with fruit and nut inside and then coated with cocoa powder, chocolate crumbs, and a chocolate shell.

You can use your favorite flavors inside and outside of the Chocolate Tartufo. Chocolate Tartufo is super delicious and easy to make, making you crave it more after the first bite. Freeze after making it, and then serve it as an after-dinner dessert; it would be a delicious treat.

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14. Canestrelli

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 35 minutes
  • Immediately makes you feel like you are in heaven
  • Delicious lemonade flavor
  • Super soft and buttery texture

Canestrelli cookies are irresistible soft bread that melts in your mouth with a first bite. Flavored with Vanilla bean, Lemon Zest, and butter, makes the super delicious and unique cookies of all time. These Italian cookies are the perfect treat after lunch with tea or on a holiday breakfast with the family.

Canestrelli is flower shaped Italian cookie that is sprinkled with powdered sugar. These lovely and delicious cookies make you fall in love with them. Canestrelli cookies are perfect for any moment or any occasion of the year. But if you are a diabetic, try these best sugar-free cupcakes to enjoy the same level of taste.

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15. Torta Barozzi

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour
  • Guaranteed crowd-pleasing
  • Thick and dark chocolaty
  • Best Flourless cake

Torta Barozzi is one of the best flourless cakes recipes made with dark chocolate and ground almonds. It has super yummy flavors of rum and coffee that make everyone fall in love with its flavors. It is one of the best versions of Italian desserts. It contains some roasted peanuts that give some different unique flavors.

If you dislike peanuts, add hazelnuts or try these almond flour cookies, instead of peanuts. You can. Italian people love to serve this cake with Balsamic vinegar and mascarpone cream; you can also serve them with fresh cherry syrup. Its ingredients are not hard to find; you can easily find them at home; otherwise, quickly get them from a nearby bakery store.

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Italian desserts

15 Best Italian Desserts Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Adalynn Ward
If you are a foodie, you probably already know that Italian desserts and foods are famous because of their rich and natural flavors. There are no thick or heavy fillings in Italian desserts, yet they taste super delicious and sweet to satisfy your craving.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Servings 4 persons

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Serving: 1dessert
Keyword Affogato, desserts, italian, Zeppole
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Adalynn Ward
Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!