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Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

Served warm in wine glasses with fresh fruit or a biscotti.

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  • 8 egg yolks
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 cup marsala wine or 1 cup sweet white wine, such as moscato


  1. Put the egg yolks and sugar in the top of the double boiler, off of the heat.
  2. Whip electric mixer for 3 minutes, or until the mixture is pale yellow and creamy.
  3. Stir in the Marsala.
  4. In the bottom of the double boiler, bring 2"-3" of water to a simmer.
  5. Place the top section over the water and cook for 6-10 minutes, whisking constantly.
  6. The mixture will begin to foam, then swell into a soft mass.
  7. Zabaglione is ready when it stands in soft peaks.
  8. Remove from the heat and serve.