Spicy Zabaglione with Strawberries and Chocolate

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 22 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 egg yolks

3/4 cup sweet Marsala wine

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Chocolate Sauce:

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup heavy cream

16 medium strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/2 cup whole salted pistachio nuts, shelled, optional


  1. For the zabaglione: In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, wine, sugar, and cayenne pepper. Place the bowl over a pan of gently boiling water and whisk vigorously until thick and foamy, 6 to 8 minutes. Set aside.
  2. For the chocolate sauce: Reduce the pan of water to a simmer. Place the chocolate chips and cream in a small bowl. Place the bowl over the pan of simmering water and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon the chocolate sauce into 4 small dessert bowls. Arrange the sliced strawberries on top. Spoon the zabaglione on top of the strawberries and sprinkle with the pistachio nuts, if using.