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Spiced Cappuccino Dessert

There’s more than one way to enjoy a cappuccino.  This luscious dessert from  Lavazza mixes rich cream and mascarpone with spices for a lushly decadent result.


Serves 2

Ingredients for Crumble 

  • 1 Espresso
  • 8 oz butter
  • 8 oz flour
  • 8 oz sugar
  • 6 oz almond flour



  • 2 Espressos
  • 9 oz mascarpone
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 gelatin sheets
  • 1 oz sugar

Spiced Pepper Cream

  • 8 fl oz whipping cream
  • 3 oz ground pepper (or vanilla or cinnamon)
  • 0.6 oz sugar
  • Natural salt






  1. Mix the room-temperature butter with the sugar, flour, almond flour and the contents of an espresso, until you obtain a smooth, even mixture.

  2. Lay on a baking tray.

  3. Bake at 356.00℉ for 10-15 minutes until slightly browned.

  4. Remove from the oven, let cool and then break up the crumble.

  1. Using a hand blender, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until it is light yellow and fluffy.
  2. Soften the gelatin in cold water. Once softened, drain and dissolve in 2 espressos. Mix.
  3. Add the whipped yolks to the mixture.
  4. Add the mascarpone and stir for at least 5-6minutes until the ingredients are well mixed.
  5. Arrange the mixture on the bottom of the glasses (filling up to 2/5).
  6. Cool in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.



  1. Whip the liquid cream with the pepper using a wire whisk.

  2. Add a pinch of natural salt and sugar.



  1. Remove the previously filled glasses from the refrigerator

  2. Pour the pepper cream up to 2/5 of the glass and finish with the crumble.


Buono Appetito!

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