Valentine’s Day: Romantic Italian Inspired Desserts with Drink Pairings

On the day dedicated to everything about love – AMORE – what better way to show it than with a homemade delicious dessert paired with the right drink!

In Italy they say, when you cook you should always be thinking of a loved one, otherwise you’re just preparing something to eat….

There’s no better gift to show someone you care than by cooking, and the special ingredient behind everything delicious Italian recipe is just that, cooking with love – cucincare con amore!

So this year, instead of running out in panic to get that perfect last minute gift for you special someone, show your romance by whipping up a delicious Italian dessert to win their hearts over! Not only will you end your night right as a couple with these sweet bites, but follow our suggestions to pair them with the best after dinner drinks to keep your night and romance going!

Chocolate, berries, wine, oh my! Here are our top picks to win over your special someone this Valentine’s Day by treating them with homemade romantic Italian desserts paired with Italian drinks!

ITALIAN CHOCOLATE AND RED WINE MINI BUNDT CAKES

END YOUR NIGHT WITH A SEDUCTIVE TREAT OF CHOCOLATE AND RED WINE WITH THIS DESSERT! PAIRED BEST WITH A RED WINE SUCH AS LAGREN. IF YOU CAN’T FIND THIS ITALIAN RED FROM ALTO ADIGE, A GOOD SUBSTITUTION WOULD BE VALPOLLICELA OR NEBBIOLO. CLICK HERE FOR FULL RECIPE!

ITALIAN CHOCOLATE SALAMI

A PERFECT END TO YOUR ROMANTIC DINNER AND A GREAT, QUICK AND EASY DESSERT TO MAKE AHEAD OF TIME!

THIS DESSERT IS WONDERFUL TO PAIR WITH AN AFTER DINNER DRINK SUCH AS AMARETTO DI SARONNO.

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THE FULL RECIPE!

TIRAMISU COFFEE CUPS

WHO DOESN’T LOVE TO FINISH THEIR MEAL WITH A SMOOTH AND YUMMY TIRAMISU?

THIS IS A GREAT Valentine’s Day OPTION AS WELL, BECAUSE WITH THE KICK OF CHOCOLATE AND CAFFE’ YOU’LL BE READY TO CONTINUE YOUR ROMANTIC EVENING!

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW FULL RECIPE!

PANNA COTTA

PANNA COTTA IS AN ITALIAN TRADITIONAL DESSERT.

WHAT IS LOVELY ABOUT THIS DESSERT IS THAT YOU CAN PAIR IT WITH ANY TOPPING YOU LIKE: CARAMEL, STRAWBERRY, CHOCOLATE.

WE SUGGEST PAIRING THIS DESSERT WITH A LIGHT MOSCATO DESSERT WINE TO END YOUR DINNER ON AN EXTRA SWEET NOTE!

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW FULL RECIPE!

AMARETTI AND PEACH MOUSSE

A LIGHT AND FRESH, MINI PORTION MOUSSE TO SERVE AT THE END OF YOU MEAL.

THIS IS A GREAT PICK BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE FUN SERVING THIS MOUSSE WITH AMARETTI COOKIES AND IN A COCKTAIL GLASS.

THIS ITALIAN INSPIRED DESSERT PAIRS PERFECTLY WITH A COGNAC OR WHISKEY.

MINI COCONUT AND BERRY BUNDT CAKES

THIS DESSERT IS PERFECT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO ENJOY A SWEET TREAT WITH THEIR MORNING COFFEE ON Valentine’s Day!

GREAT TO PAIR WITH COFFEE OR TEA!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL RECIPE!

CHOCOLATE AND PEAR CAKE

THIS TRADITIONAL DESSERT IS A FAVORITE OF ALL ITALIAN NONNAS. THIS ONE IS EXTRA SWEET WITH ITS DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TASTE FACTOR, ADDING THAT TOUCH OF CHOCOLATE ICING ON TOP! FOR THIS CLASSIC ITALIAN CAKE, WE SUGGEST PAIRING THIS CAKE WITH PINOT NERO OR NEBBIOLO, BOTH CLASSIC AND AGED ITALIAN RED WINES.

FROM ITALY TO YOUR PLATE!

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