Monte Bianco

Mont Blanc

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

Named after one of the highest peaks in the Alps at the border between France and Italy, this dessert is claimed by both countries. Although it is not unusual for the Monte Bianco to be served on its own, as it is here, with whipped cream, the chestnut cream is often used as an accompaniment to meringues (see Baci alle Castagne). Americans associate chestnuts with late fall and early winter, but in Italy chestnut desserts are in the pastry sh