For those that aren’t extremely familiar with Tiramisu, it is the Italian word for "pick-me-up" and it's no wonder so many people love this dessert. It's a coffee-flavored, ladyfinger-soaked delight that is perfect for holiday parties or family get-togethers. It even makes a nice brunch treat.
I'm not usually a big fan of desserts that contain a lot of whipped cream, but Tiramisu I make an exception for. It's one of those dessert recipes that I am passionate about and I prefer preparing this rather than buying from outside.
So this is my perfect recipe for making Tiramisu - quick, simple and delicious!
More so, this recipe is one without egg yolks which makes this quicker and an option for those who don’t bring eggs at home. However, the ladyfingers that I have used do contain eggs in them. You can always substitute that with Marie biscuits.
Total Prep Time: ~ 20 minutes | Total Cook Time: 6 - 8 hours | Servings: 10 - 12
Cool whip (16 oz)
Mascarpone Cheese (8 oz)
Normal Sugar or Organic Sugar (½ cup)
Vanilla Extract (1 Tea-spoon)
Lady Fingers (2 packets - 7 oz each)
Mildly sweet dark chocolate bar (1 bar - Any brand)
Cocoa powder for sprinkling (¼ cup - Any brand)
Instant Coffee (3 Tablespoons - Any brand)
Sugar (1 ½ tablespoon)
Water (1 ½ cup)
1 - Boil 1 ½ cup of water, add 3 tablespoons of coffee and add 1 ½ tablespoon of sugar. Mix the ingredients and let the coffee cool down.
2 - While your coffee is resting, take a large bowl and add 16 oz of cool whip (make sure it is room temperature). Add 8 oz of mascarpone cheese, ½ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and whip well.
3 - Pour the whipped cream into the icing bag and make sure the tip is fastened to the bag as well. You can select an appropriate tip as you choose to.
4 - Next, dip the ladyfingers into the coffee and lay one layer at a time in the glass. Use the icing bag to pour the whipped cream on it and then dust some cocoa powder on top with a shaker or a strainer. Now you will need the chocolate bar to sprinkle some on this layer. I suggest shaving using a grater.
5 - Repeat the above step two times or if your shot glasses are smaller, then make sure to only perform step 4 two times. But make sure to perform step 4 at least a minimum of two times and nothing less.
Your topmost layer that is seen should have some dusted cocoa powder and chocolate shavings.
5 - Let this cool in your fridge for a minimum of 8 hours. I recommend letting this be in your fridge overnight as it tastes delicious the next day as the coffee has gotten a good amount of time to settle in.
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