This wine-infused dessert is divine!
Whip up this this delightfully light and aromatic Italian custard that takes less than 10 minutes because, after all, on Valentine’s you have other things to get to!
Valentine’s Day (and night) is almost upon us and will be celebrated in many ways. Friends, lovers and Galentine’s will spend today enjoying decadent meals, wine and dessert. Sharing a Valentine’s dessert is expected and something you should plan on. Making a dessert for this special night doesn’t have to be complicated or require lots of ingredients or your time. After all, you have other things to do on Valentine’s!
Zabaglione is a traditional creamy, light Italian dessert custard whipped up simply with eggs, sugar and some type of wine.Being of Italian descent, I applaud those before me that figured out a dessert can be outrageously tasty and satisfying without spending hours in the kitchen.
Although Zabaglione is traditionally made with Marsala, substituting Mount Hermon Moscato sends it to another level. Mount Herman Moscato is 100% Moscato Canelli grown in the appellation of the Golan Heights in Northern Israel. If you didn’t know, Galilee is considered the best appellation in Israel.
The aromatic mix of litchi, lime, lemon, pear and tropical fruit characters, layered with floral and spice notes of this Yarden wine help add a layer of depth to this dessert that you would expect from the Moscat Canelli. Other forms of Italian sweet sparkling Moscato’s can be found throughout Italy especially in the Trentino Alto-Adige area as well as many areas throughout the globe.
This delicious dessert wine is low alcohol, refreshing balanced acidity and luscious sweetness along with a bit of light effervescence and pleasant aroma. It is the perfect match for this dessert as well as sipping on a chilled glass with you dessert or even a cheese plate with creamy, bloomy rind cheeses too!
Simply, we love this dessert! It is soooo easy to make and can be served warm or chilled in the refrigerator. Zabaglione al Moscato is something I will be making for my Valentine’s thorough the year.
Here’s the recipe! Cheers!
- 4 large egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- ¼ cup Yarden's Hermon Moscato
- sliced strawberries
- bowl, non-reactive such as metal, glass or copper
- Water bath that fits your bowl
- two dessert glasses
- Arrange some of strawberries in the dessert glasses
- Lightly whisk egg yolks, sugar and moscato in the bowl
- Place the bowl over the hot water and continue whisking
- Don't stop whisking, you don't want scrambled eggs
- The mixture will start to foam and come together becoming a thick yet foamy custard 5 to 10 min.
- It will be hot to the touch
- Remove from the heat
- Divide custard evenly and garnish with more strawberries if desired
- Serve warm or cold
- NOTE: Make sure the mixture is getting enough heat. Keep whisking and it will come together.