Chocolate Cherry Hazelnut Syllabub

Chocolate Cherry Hazelnut Syllabub

By: Linda Bonwill - World Class Cooking


What is a Syllabub?
A Syllabub is a traditional British dessert that is slightly sweet and frothy, made with a combination of cream, wine, and sugar. It dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries and has evolved over time with modern versions. The ingredients are whipped or beaten together until they form a frothy and slightly curdled consistency.

Once gracing tables in elegant glasses or bowls, this historical masterpiece allowed for diverse flavor infusions. It could be warmed with spices, fruit, or other ingredients depending on personal preferences and regional traditions.In our creative journey, we ventured to enhance its allure by infusing notes of chocolate and the richness of vanilla and hazelnut coffee. The depth of cherry liqueur further heightened its essence. Topped with whipped cream and adorned with cherries, the result emerged as a delectable creation poised to honor British culinary traditions.

Elevate your next culinary experience by making this Syllabub the spotlight of your dessert table, a true embodiment of modern gastronomic artistry.

Featured Product: Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee


  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee, brewed
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Cherry liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup cherry pie filling or (fresh cherries)
  • crushed hazelnuts


  1. Brew a pot of Door County Vanilla Hazelnut coffee. Reserve 1/2 cup and drink the rest. Add chocolate chips to a (medium size) heat-safe bowl. Pour the 1/2 cup of hot coffee over the top of the chips in the bowl. Stir until dissolved. Stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Stir in the cherry liqueur. Cover and let cool.
  2. Whip the cream in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Fold two cups of the whipped cream into the chocolate coffee mixture. Fold until completely incorporated. Reserve the remaining whipped cream for topping.
  3. Divide the dessert into four individual dishes or glasses. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with additional whipped cream, cherry pie filling, and nuts.