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Spoon Desserts

Dolci di Cucchiaio, meaning spoon desserts, is a collective term for puddings, gelatins, custards, flans, and other desserts eaten with a spoon.    Frozen desserts are not in this category.
Bianco Mangiare with Ladyfingers
Bianco Mangiare
Bianco Mangiare is an eggless milk pudding dessert that is made with all white ingredients; thus the name biancomangiare, literally white food.  Made with milk and cream and flavored with vanilla and almond, biancomangiare is very similar to panna cotta.
Apple Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce
Limoncello Bread Pudding
Coeur a la Creme with Fresh Strawberries
Cannoli Panna Cotta
Cannoli Parfaits
Pistachio Souffle with Vanilla Sauce
Sicilian Watermelon Pudding
Apple Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is a baked dessert that combines bite-size cubes of bread with a rich custard mixture of cream, eggs, and sugar with fruit and/or spices added.

Apple Bread Pudding Recipe  >>
Limoncello Bread Pudding
When you add the Italian liqueur, Limoncello, to bread pudding you have a moist and delicious, lemon-flavored gourmet dessert.

Limoncello Bread Pudding Recipe  >>
Coeur a la Creme
with Fresh Strawberries
The classic coeur a la creme is made in
a special mold. Our recipe substitutes
ricotta and mascarpone for the standard
cream cheese.

Coeur ala Creme Recipe  >>
Panna Cotta
Panna Cotta is a soft, creamy, eggless custard whose name literally means ‘cooked cream.’  It  is easy to prepare and is a blank slate for many added flavors.

Panna Cotta Recipes  >>
Italian Parfaits
A parfait is a cold dessert which can be made
with ice cream, sorbet, gelato, granita, fruit,
syrup, liqueurs, whipped cream, flavored
gelatin, yogurt, with cruched cookies or nuts
arranged in layers and served in a tall, clear

Parfait Recipes  >>
Pistachio Soufflé
with Vanilla Sauce
This recipe for pistachio soufflé is served
with crème anglaise.  Crème anglaise is
a light custard often used as a sauce.

Pistachio Souffle Recipe  >>
Tiramisu is a wonderful Italian dessert made with mascarpone cheese, delicate ladyfingers (Savoiardi), and laced with strong espresso coffee and Marsala wine.
Classic Tiramisu  Recipe  >>
Peach Tiramisu Recipe  >>
Pumpkin Tiramisu Recipe  >>
Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe  >>
Watermelon Pudding
This Sicilian watermelon recipe brings out the full flavor of the melon in a light pudding-style dessert.

Watermelon Pudding Recipe  >>
Zabaglione (pronounced tsah-bah-YOH-neh)  (and also written sabayon, zabajone, and zabaione) is an Italian dessert made from whipped egg yolks, Marsala wine, and sugar.

Zabaglione Recipe  >>
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These little chocolate
cups can be filled with
fruit, mousse, custard,
or even peanut butter.
Melt bittersweet
chocolate and use a
small pastry brush to
paint the chocolate
inside silicone baking
cups.  Refrigerate until
set, about 10 minutes. 
Repeat brushing on
additional layers and
chilling until they are
the thickness you
desire.  When firm,
peel off the cup and fill.
Use a pastry bag fitted
with a star tip to pipe in
the filling.
Cannoli Dip
Cannoli Dip
This recipe takes the delicious flavor and creamy texture of cannoli filling and turns it into a wonderful party snack.

Cannoli Dip Recipe  >>
Six individual bittersweet chocolate
mousse cakes are flavored with Grand
Marnier, wrapped in chocolate bark and
topped with a gold-dusted chocolate leaf.
A lovely finish to an intimate dinner or
featured as an edible centerpiece for
Serve Limoncello Granita in a hollowed out lemon garnished with a sprig of mint.

1/2 cup sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup Limoncello
1/4 cup lemon juice

Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Cook the mixture until the sugar dissolves.  Remove from the heat.  Stir in the Limoncello and lemon juice.  Cool to room temperature.
Follow instructions for freezing granita.
Classic Italian Rainbow Cakes are made in
Long Island, NY.  They combine Almond
Flavored Cake with Rich Dark Chocolate
Coating, Chocolate Sprinkles, Raspberry
Coating, and Raspberry Jelly.
Traditionally Light and Flaky Sfogliatelle are
shipped frozen with dry ice in an insulated
lined large box.  Just Bake and serve
Pumpkin Panettone Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Panettone Bread Pudding
In this bread pudding  recipe, the bread is a traditional Italian holiday bread, panettone, that is baked with a creamy pumpkin and spice-flavored custard.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe  >>