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Bananas with coffee zabaglione

Total Time
20 min
15 min
5 min
Looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day dessert recipe? This sweet, creamy treat whips up in no time! All you need is 20 minutes, and this dessert is designed perfectly for 2 people. Zabaglione is a simple, fun Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, and traditionally Marsala wine, but we use cooled coffee instead so guests of all ages can enjoy it. If you're serving a 21+ crowd, you can definitely try with the wine instead. Flavored coffees like hazelnut, cinnamon, or vanilla cream will provide a bit of a bolder taste, but make sure to account for any change in the nutritional value.



2 large, ripe

Splenda Granulated no calorie sweetener

2 Tbsp

Egg yolk

2 item(s), medium

Black coffee

¼ cup(s), brewed, cooled

Vanilla extract

1 tsp


  1. Peel bananas, slice and divide between two individual serving bowls.
  2. Bring 1 inch of water to a simmer over medium heat in a high saucepan. Meanwhile, whisk yolks and Splenda together in a medium bowl that will fit snugly over saucepan; whisk in coffee and vanilla.
  3. Place bowl over saucepan and reduce heat so water simmers slowly. Continue whisking egg mixture over simmering water until thick, foamy and doubled in volume, about 3 minutes. Remove bowl from saucepan (be careful of escaping steam) and continue whisking off heat for 1 minute. Divide sauce between serving bowls. Yields 1 banana and about 1/3 cup of sauce per serving.