Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

One of Italy's great gifts to the rest of the world, zabaglione (sabayon in French) is an ethereal dessert made by whisking together egg yolks, wine (traditionally Marsala) and sugar. The warm froth can be served either as a dessert by itself or as a sauce over cake, fruit, ice cream or pastry. From the Creole chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.


  1. Beat egg yolks and sugar together until fluffy.
  2. Add wine gradually, continuing to beat.
  3. Cook in top of double boiler over water until the thickness of cream, stirring constantly.
  4. Cool, pour into parfait glasses and chill.