La Dolce Vita

Italian desserts. What could be sweeter?
Collection by Dorinda Medley

Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

Rating: 5 stars 539
I work at a coffee shop and my favorite coffee drink is a caramel macchiato so I created a caramel macchiato cheesecake that has become my favorite cheesecake.

Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 550
Your family — Italian or not — is sure to enjoy this creamy cheesecake!

Chef John's Lemon Ice

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Using the classic Italian granita technique makes this an easy and refreshing summer treat. I love the contrast between that light texture and bright, vibrant flavor.


Rating: 4.5 stars 138
Delicious homemade cannoli — just like you get in Italian bakeries!


Rating: 4.5 stars 1115
Light and crunchy anise-flavored cookies perfect for dipping in coffee.

Fragola Pazzo (Crazy Strawberry)

Rating: 5 stars 15
This is an Italian dessert that goes great with pasta. As the name suggests, it's a crazy combination but surprisingly excellent. Someone always asks me for the recipe when I make it. Be sure to use a good quality balsamic vinegar with this dish or you will not have as good results.

Italian Creme Layer Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 242
Make this recipe for a delicious and moist Italian creme layer cake topped with coconut and pecans for a delicious and elegant dessert.

Pizzelles I

Rating: 5 stars 59
You must have a pizzelle iron to make these wafer thin cookies. My pizzelle iron is the single cookie iron that you break into 4 triangles.

Panna Cotta

Rating: 4.5 stars 458
An easy and delicious Italian custard famous for its rich, tender texture.