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Mock Zabaglione Recipe

Posted on 25th of October, 2011 by Lévana


I haven’t had the authentic zablaglione, a luscious Italian whipped egg-yolk-sugar-and-port cream, since one day I got sick from -and ashamed of- having splurged on it. But even at small doses, not everyone can afford it: I trust you will like the results of my tinkering: It tastes very much like the real thing, but without the eggs. No question of cooking sherry here or anywhere: Only the real thing, please!

You will love this unorthodox but delicious Zabaglione, with berries, as a filling or topping for pastry or pound cake, or with ladyfingers.


1 cup port wine or sherry

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour

¼ cup rum or brandy

1 8 -ounce container dairy-free cream cheese

1 /2 pound extra-firm tofu (cut the tofu cake in half), thoroughly drained


Bring the port, sugar and vanilla to a boil, then cook 2-3 minutes more, until reduced by half: it will be very thick and syrupy. Mix the arrowroot and the rum in a cup until smooth, and add to the saucepan. Cook  just one more minute, until the mixture is thick and no longer cloudy. Let the mixture cool, and transfer to a food processor, with the cream cheese and tofu. Process until perfectly smooth. Chill the mixture. It will firm up as it chills to the consistency of custard.


Filed under: Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Dessert Sauce Recipes, Egg-Free Zabaglione Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Italian Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Zabaglione Recipes

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