Ingredients used in Italian dessert recipes vary from region to region, but some favorite flavors include almonds, lemons, and fresh whipped cream.
Whipped cream is one very important ingredient, and is used abundantly in pastry shops as well as home kitchens. Especially in the more traditional desserts (for a wedding or other big occasions), an elegant cake is not quite the same without this .... dress up - for lack of better word.
Desserts are the light and refreshing end to a meal anywhere, but Italians like their dessert after their fruit, usually with espresso coffee.
Enjoy some of my favorites below.