Mont Blanc chestnut dessert: the original recipe

on January 08, 2022

Montebianco is a simple and genuine spoon dessert!

A mix of delicious flavors and contrasts, this very popular dessert from northern Italy most likely originated on the border between France and Italy. Do you want to prepare it at home? Here is the Montebianco Recipe for you!


Mont Blanc Chestnut dessert:
Preparation: 40 minutes - Cooking: no cooking
Difficulty: Medium - Portions: 6-8 persons - Cost: Low




Ingredients for the garnishing

  • Fresh liquid cream 18oz
  • Dark chocolate flakes to taste
  • Powdered sugar 0.7oz

Boil the milk and chestnuts together with the vanillin packet. Add the sugar and salt and boil for about 20 minutes.

After this time, drain the chestnuts with a sieve, then mash them with a potato masher and collect the puree in a bowl.

Incorporate the cocoa powder by sifting it directly into the bowl. Add the rum. Mix with a spatula to compact the dough which will be dry.

Cover with cling film and let the dough rest in the refrigerator until firm (at least 30 minutes). Meanwhile, whip the cream with the icing sugar with an electric mixer and then transfer the cream into a pastry bag with a star nozzle.

Take a serving dish, pour a dollop of whipped cream on the bottom, then use the pastry bag with the mixture of chestnuts, chocolate and rum to form a small mound. Decorate it with more whipped cream to create a white top and garnish as desired with other wisps of whipped cream, chocolate flakes or marron glacé.

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