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Traditional Italian Desserts You Need To Try

Italian cuisine is famous worldwide due to its delicious and memorable flavors that leave you wanting more. However, people tend to be more familiar with the savory side of the cuisine, such as pasta and pizza, but we’re here to discuss everyone’s favorite part of a meal—dessert!

These sweet delicacies will provide you with an experience of a lifetime:


One of the best-known Italian desserts, this pudding literally translates to ‘pick me up’ because of its delicious and mood-lifting combo of sweet mascarpone, cocoa, and coffee. While the true origins of this recipe are rather vague, the general agreement is that it came from a town known as Treviso somewhere around the 196s. However, others claim that its roots can be traced back to the 17th century.

Either way, tiramisu is a staple dessert that’s found on various Italian menus in different forms. Some might serve it as a cake in a large tray, while others prepare it in individual glasses or cups.

Panna cotta

Panna cotta means cooked cream, and it’s prepared by heating up gelatin and sugar with thick cream that’s poured into molds to set. The cream can also be infused with coffee or vanilla and is usually topped with caramel, chocolate, or a fruit coulis. A good panna cotta has a thick and rich consistency that gives a healthy wobble when shaken.


If you imagine Italy, it’s hard not to imagine walking around with a cup of gelato in your hand. This superior alternative to normal ice cream is one of the most famous Italian desserts out there. From classic flavors like pistachio to exotic ones like licorice or ricotta, there are endless possibilities when it comes to gelato.

But what exactly makes it different from regular ice cream? It has more of a milk base than cream and is served warmer so that it has a softer texture. Traditional ice cream is whipped with water and air to add more volume and weight, which makes it lose its flavor. Meanwhile, gelato is made in smaller batches and served fresh to give the best results.

Panna cotta in jars

Head over to the best cake shop in Abu Dhabi

We’ve got some of the yummiest Italian desserts for you to try out at PrymRose Cakes N More. We’re a high-quality patisserie in Abu Dhabi that serves a wide array of delicious desserts and savory foods that are perfect for a quick snack, lunch, or even for catering at your next event! We’ve also got some delicious coffees to pair alongside your desserts for the perfect teatime experience. Check out our Arabic sweets, custom cakes, and birthday cakes today.

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