Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

This prosecco zabaglione is made with 4 ingredients, takes under 10 minutes, and is the perfect way to highlight summer berries or for a 4th of July treat!

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione is the perfect festive 4th of July dessert that comes together in minutes!

 Okay, let’s talk zabaglione real quick. I know, it sounds weird, hard-to-pronounce, and fancy. First things first: it’s pronounced zah-bah-lyaw-neh. It is traditionally a mixture of egg yolks, sugar, and Marsala wine that’s whisked for three minutes in a double boiler (or a bowl set over a pot of boiling water) until it thickens to become a thick, luxurious custard. Today, though we’re upgrading this classing dessert and swapping the sugar for maple sugar and the Marsala wine for Prosecco.
The prosecco is perfect in this because it adds just the perfect touch of sweetness, plus, let’s be honest, you also get to drink the leftover prosecco afterward, which is more than you can say for marsala wine. I swapped in maple sugar to keep it refined-sugar-free, and because pure maple syrup is one of my favorite things in the world – but it doesn’t have a maple flavor. Finally, pick out your favorite summer berries (I went with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries for keeping with the 4th of July theme), and pour the prosecco zabaglione on top of them. It can be served hot OR cold so you can make it ahead of time if you’d like! If you’re looking for something to do with your leftover egg whites, check out these equally festive strawberry meringue cookies!
 Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione is the perfect festive 4th of July dessert that comes together in minutes!
I’m headed out of town today for a 4th of July beach trip! The last few weeks have been some of the most stressful of my life, so I’m so thankful to be taking a little break. My Dad has been in the hospital for a few weeks now. He’s been sick for a few years now but has rapidly declined in the last 6 months. Every day in the hospital is something new. A new doctor telling us something else is wrong, or giving us good news, only to be followed by bad news. It’s been up and down and all over the place, and the emotional roller coaster has been exhausting.
Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione is the perfect festive 4th of July dessert that comes together in minutes!
In this time, when I can’t control the most important thing, I find myself grasping to find something that I control. Sometimes, it is work – see: me waking up at 6 am today and deciding there’s no way I can possibly go to the beach right now because there’s too much work to be done. More often, lately, it is my health, which is a double-edged sword. See, I haven’t been feeling my best lately because stress + autoimmune disease = bad, and also because I want on a pretty bad week of eating all the things (I learned my lesson from that, don’t worry). So I’ve really grabbed on to the need to “fix” myself and make it better. I’ve gone down many Google spirals, aka where you start googling your disease and 4 hours later you’ve listened to a podcast, read 14 blogs, joined 3 related forums, read 3 medical journal articles, and called your doctor because you’re sure that now you’ve figured out the “cure.”
The thing is, I’ve been pretty darn close to symptom-free, only just a few months ago in fact. And I know that part of the reason for that is because I let go of obsessing over my illness, accepted it for what it was, and just embraced life instead. When I did that wonderful things happened. Not only did I physically feel better, I also got engaged, and switched into my dream career. While YES it is good to do your research and try everything you can to feel better, and become your own advocate, if all you are doing is thinking about your illness you are going to feel worse. You have to remember to live too. To take the time to hang out with friends and family, to eat the maybe-not-totally-perfect food so you can share an important meal with someone, to take time to read, relax, walk outside, disconnect, be thankful for what you do have, and be hopeful for what’s ahead.
I know that is easier said than done and yes, I fall back into the same patterns, so this post is as much for me as it is for you.
Now then, let’s enjoy 4th of July by eating this Prosecco Zabaglione, grilling with our loved ones, and watching fireworks. As for me? I’ll be doing that from the beach.
Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione is the perfect festive 4th of July dessert that comes together in minutes!

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

This Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione features 3 simple ingredients and comes together in minutes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 Cup Prosecco (may substitute orange juice for no alcohol)
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Sugar (may substitute white sugar if desired)
  • 1 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Cup Raspberries
  • 1 Cup Strawberries, Quartered


  1. Fill a small-medium sized saucepan with 3/4 of the way with water and bring to a low boil.

  2. In a glass or metal bowl that can sit on top of the saucepan (not in it) combine the egg yolks, prosecco, and maple sugar. 

  3. Place the bowl on top of the saucepan with the boiling water, and whisk for about three minutes, until the mixture becomes thick and foamy. 

  4. Remove from heat, and refrigerate the zabaglione if desired. 

  5. Divide the berries and zabaglione evenly between 4 ramekins or martini glasses and serve. 

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