Hidden Treasure Found: Mancuso Gelati Maestri Siciliani del Gelato Tiramisu

Mancuso Gelati's ZabaglioneTiramisu Glass Dessert Cups

We have this grocery store in town that carries the occasional Shark Tank-supported edible or oddball item you can’t find anywhere else. One of the frozen foods that caught my eye the last time we were there was Mancuso Gelati’s Tiramisu glass cups – “a zabaglione flavored gelato with coffee sauce sprinkled with cocoa powder.” First off, what is zabaglione? After looking it up, a lot is explained – it’s an Italian dessert comprised of whipped and heated egg yolks, sugar, and Marsala wine, which is served hot or cold.

There are two tiramisu desserts in one package, and they are contained within separate glass dessert cups. I’m not going to lie; this was one of the primary motivating factors for purchasing this sweet treat. I feel like I really got my money’s worth when you toss in the glasses. The packaging says that the dessert is made in Italy and imported by a company in Utica, NY.

Mancuso Gelati's Tiramisu Glass Cups

One of the first things my mother and I both thought was that the dessert had an eggnog flavor to it, or possibly bourbon. Upon reading the ingredients list, Marsala wine is listed and a miniscule 0.1% listing for alcohol but nothing else related to liqueur. Nonetheless, this is a delicious indulgence. The consistency of the gelato dessert wasn’t as smooth as I imagined it would be, and was instead, kind of on the ice-chippy side. That could have been our fault for not getting it to a freezer right after purchasing it. At the very bottom of the glass is this almost undetectable piece of sponge cake. All in all, I was impressed, and so was my mother.

By the Numbers

Overall, I felt that the calorie count was relatively low for such an indulgent dessert. Despite being made with skim milk, I believe the egg, coconut oil, and sugar probably contributed to the increased saturated fat content. Yet in still, I didn’t feel totally guilty eating this – and besides, you get a nice amount of calcium.

One dessert cup:

  • 180 calories; 60 fat calories
  • 6 grams of saturated fat
  • 29 grams of carbs
  • 26 grams of sugar
  • 3 grams of protein
  • Calcium – 15% of your recommended daily value

For future reference, Mancuso Gelati offers additional frozen desserts packaged in the same glass cups: Triple Chocolate, Lemon, and Black Cherry, which is a flavor I almost brought home, but tiramisu won in the end.

Glass Dessert Cups from Mancuso Gelati

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20 thoughts on “Hidden Treasure Found: Mancuso Gelati Maestri Siciliani del Gelato Tiramisu”

  1. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. I have never really had it except when we were out, but now I can enjoy it at home.

  2. Robin Rue says:

    This looks so delicious. I am a huge fan of anything dessert so I need to give this one a try!

  3. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg can we say yum?!?! Such a delicious dessert!!!!!

  4. Heather says:

    Yum! This is my type of dessert! In fact I might have to see if my store has this – I am pretty sure it doesn’t unfortunately.
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  5. This looks so refreshing and delicious. I love sampling new foods and desserts, especially decadent ones like this one.

  6. Jill Conyers says:

    I’ve never tried gelato or tiramisu. After reading this I think I’ve been missing out.

  7. Kiwi says:

    I love gelato better than actual ice cream now. I never heard of this brand before but you get a cute keepsake glass thats awesome!

  8. I’m a big fan of gelato, Italian Pistachio gelato. Your post successfully making me crave for gelato hehehe. I love how you give details of the calories in a cup this gelati.

  9. How did you know tiramusu was my favourite desert lol! I love the look of the gelato cup.
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  10. Amanda Love says:

    That looks delightful! I think it’s awesome that they used a real glass for the dessert. I love tiramisu, but I wouldn’t mind trying the other flavors as well!
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  11. Ohmy this is such a lovely treat. I do enjoy a good dessert adn this would be a great go to.

  12. Paula says:

    These sound like a great, easy but luxurious dessert option. I love that they come with those cute glasses.

  13. OMG! Tiramisu is life! I use to make tiramisu with my mom when I was little, now we do other desserts! I am craving this now!

  14. Sona Sethi says:

    This looks so delicious! I must give it a try and impress my husband. 🙂

  15. I do like gelato. I haven’t had any in quite a while. You are making me want some right now.
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  16. Wow, I agree with the low caloric count considering it’s a tasty looking snack. Lots of carbs though, perhaps worth the splurge!

  17. Debra says:

    I have actually never tried tiramisu! I am going to have to change that as soon as possible!
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  18. tp keane says:

    I love tiramisu. I haven’t had it in donkeys. Must have a look at these, thanks for sharing.

  19. Kimberly says:

    This looks so decadent. I love the little grocery store finds that you fall in love with. I want to try it!

  20. Aww these desserts are so cute! They look yummy also. I’ll have to pick some up for the family.
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