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These Italian Summer Desserts Are No Sweat

09 August 2022
by Giadzy
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You don't have to turn on the oven to make a divine Italian summer dessert, and these recipes are proof.

Summer cooking in Italy is all about celebrating the bountiful fresh produce and keeping things simple - and desserts are no exception. A bit of mixing, chopping and chilling is all that's required for these no-cook sweets: no heating up the house required!
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It doesn't get much better than classic tiramisu. This quintessentially Italian dessert feels incredibly sophisticated for how easy it is to make!

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Chocolate Chia Budino

Giada's superfood spin on chocolate budino pudding is healthy enough to eat for breakfast - but delicious enough to enjoy as a rich dessert.

Chocolate Zuccotto

This chocolate bombe is strikingly beautiful when it's sliced into - nobody has to know how secretly easy it is to whip up!

Easy Coffee Granita

When in the south of Italy during summer, you get granita - it's simply part of the experience. This coffee granita is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot afternoon.

Pound Cake Parfait With Strawberries

Buy your favorite poundcake from the store or bakery for this summery treat - and use whatever beautiful berries you find!

Pistachio Tiramisu

This spin on tiramisu was inspired by Giada's trips to Rome and all of the delicious varieties of tiramisu that exist there. If you love pistachio, this one is a must-make.


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