Unique Beverage Syrup Highlight: Zabaione

With more than 115 unique beverage syrups in the Amoretti Store, it’s a challenge to devote some time to every single one of them. Even longtime Amoretti Blog readers may not know about one of our most imaginative drink syrups, Amoretti Premium Zabaione Syrup. This liqueur -flavored syrup is modeled on a traditional Italian dessert recipe that’s thought to be some 500 years old.

Uncommon beverage syrup: Zabaione Syrup

Zabaglione is a simple Italian dessert made of egg yolks, sugar, and Marsala wine. It is usually served warm, though it can be served cold, or as a sauce, or even frozen.

What is Zabaione?

Zabaione (also known as zabaglione, zabajone, or sabayon) was supposedly created in Florence, Italy in the 16th century. Other sources attribute its early creation to the court of the Medici in Venice. Most Americans and Europeans outside of Italy mistakenly identify this dessert as a custard because of its light creamy attributes. Technically speaking, however, zabaione is a “caudle,” which is a sauce (used as a custard) for filling pies and tarts.

Modern zabaione is made from Marsala wine, egg yolks, and sugar. In its earliest form, however, zabaione was most likely made with ale or other non-sweet wines. It can be used as a cream substitute in dessert dishes or it can be served alongside fruit for a refreshing and light dessert.

The Italian love for zabaione as spread out into the far reaches of the world. Nearby, in France, it’s enjoyed as sabayon. In Argentina and Uruguay it is known as sambayón and most commonly known as an ice cream flavor. It’s also popular in other South American countries such as Venezuela and Colombia. In the southern hemisphere, zabaione is most commonly served around the Christmas season.

Enjoying This Unique Beverage Syrup

If you’ve never had zabaione before, then we highly recommend ordering this dish the next time you’re at an authentic Italian restaurant. Of course, it’s not too difficult to make zabaione at home either!

Recently, we’ve really enjoyed using this unique beverage syrup in lattes, cocktails, and more. Try pairing it with a spicy coffee syrup like Amoretti Premium Nutmeg Syrup for a delicious result. Also, you can use our zabaione syrup in dessert recipes, too. Try strawberries in balsamic syrup with our zabaione drink syrup.

Also, it’s relatively easy to make zabaione at home. It takes about 30-45 minutes, and all you need is eggs, sugar, and Marsala wine. Create a zabaione cocktail to accompany your dessert, and you’ll have an authentic Italian experience with a twist!

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