Zabaione (Italian pronunciation: written also sabayon, zabajone or zabaglione is an Italian dessert,
or sometimes a beverage, made with egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine (usually Moscato d’Asti or Marsala wine).
Some people like to add some spirits, such as cognac. The dessert version is a light custard, whipped to
incorporate a large amount of air. Since the 1960s, in restaurants in areas of the United States with large
Italian populations, zabaione is usually served with strawberries, blueberries, peaches, etc. in a champagne
glass (coupe). In France, it is called sabayon, while its Italian name is zabaione or zabaglione (or zabajone,
an archaic spelling).
The dessert is popular in Argentina and Uruguay, where it is known as sambayon. It is a popular ice cream flavour
in Argentina’s ice-cream shops. In Colombia, the name is sabajon. In Venezuela there is also a related egg-based
dessert drink called ponche crema. This is consumed almost exclusively at Christmas time.