Tiramisu – Italian Dessert


Tiramisu is a delicious coffee flavored dessert , layered with indulgent ingredients. Interestingly , the word ‘Tiramisu’ means ‘pick me up’ in Italian .It probably got the name because , of the two main ingredients espresso , and cocoa which are caffeinated , and loved by all .This dessert which originated in Italy is made , of rich layers of mascarpone cheese, ladyfinger cookies dipped in instant espresso ,sugar, whipped cream , and topped with cocoa powder.It sure makes it a very lovable dessert with all such luscious ingredients.

There are many variations and recipes to make this lavish dessert . The traditional recipe usually uses egg, custard ,and even alcohol. The recipe I used here, is an egg less ,and non-alcoholic one.This was on my list of things to make from a very long time.The no-bake and egg less version in fact ,makes it one of the simplest ,and quickest dessert to make . Once you have all the ingredients , it is just a matter of layering it ,and refrigerating it .

I used instant coffee powder ,and sugar .This dessert is usually ,not too sweet, but you can always add extra sugar if you prefer to have a sweeter version.The lady finger cookies can be easily found in grocery stores. When dipping the cookies in coffee ensure, not to soak , for very long as it may ,not hold shape .Layer the mixture of whipped cream with mascarpone, generously to get nice layers. Finally , dust with cocoa powder, and bits of shaved chocolate .Refrigerate it at least, for 6 hrs before serving .It will be best, if it sits in the refrigerator overnight. Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water to cut neat square shapes. Wipe the knife with a paper towel ,before cutting the next slice.

Hope you enjoy making ,and having this dessert with family ,and friends .

Tiramisu – A delicious Italian dessert
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A delicious Italian dessert made with ladyfinger cookies dipped in coffee and layered with whipped cream , mascarpone cheese and topped with cocoa powder and chocolate bits

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: coffee, delicious, dessert, Italian, no-bake, Tiramisu
  • 1 packet Lady finger cookies
  • 1 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp granulated Sugar (for mascarpone cheese) Use less or more as per taste
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp granulated Sugar (for whipped cream) Use less or more as per taste
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Coffee dip
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 1 cup water boiling hot
  • 2 tbsp sugar Add more if you like it sweeter
  • 4 tbsp Cocoa powder for dusting
  • 2 tbsp Grated chocolate
  1. Boil water and add the coffee granules and sugar and let it completely cool .

  2. Beat the whipping cream with sugar till it forms stiff peaks , and keep aside in the refrigerator.

  3. Beat the mascarpone cheese with sugar and vanilla until it mixes well, do not over mix.

  4. Gently mix the cheese mixture with the whipped cream using a spatula and gently fold it in.

  5. Divide this mixture into roughly half portions.

  6. Take a small tray . Dip the lady finger cookies in the coffee and neatly line it .

  7. Add one portion of the divided cheese and whipped cream and spread it smoothly to create a layer .

  8. Add another set of dipped cookies to form the next layer .

  9. Add the remaining portion of the cheese and whipped cream to form the top layer .

  10. Dust it with cocoa powder and shaved chocolate .

  11. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight for best results .

  12. Cut into desired shapes and serve .

Tiramisu making process
Use a tray of this size , it will hold exactly 22 cookies in two layers
Perfect dessert for your friends and loved ones and for any celebration
Tiramisu  Italian dessert

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  • Reply
    Nisha Sharma
    July 3, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    This is an absolute favorite, now I feel like having it😄

    • Reply
      July 3, 2020 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much Nisha. Yes it is indeed very tempting .Virtually sending it your way 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Reply
    July 3, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Great dessert. Love your version. 🙂

    • Reply
      July 3, 2020 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you so much Ronit , appreciate it . Yes this version is quite simple to make and tastes awesome as well.

  • Reply
    Anita Malta
    July 3, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Ohh … I’m always tempted by your amazing recipes and this one is no exception. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts 😀

    • Reply
      July 3, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much Anita.Glad to hear it is your favorite as well.Hope you will also try making it . This dessert is a favorite of many folks and very simple to make .

  • Reply
    July 3, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    😲 Nisha, this dessert looks absolutely delicious!! I love how easy it sounds to make as well. I also love that it is egg-less for people who have food allergies. It’s always nice to find something you can still enjoy if traditional desserts aren’t allowed!

    I’ve shared on social media. Thanks for sharing this delicious treat with all of us! ♥

    • Reply
      July 3, 2020 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much Holly! Yes absolutely very easy to make, and impress your guests and loved ones.Adding eggs would involve cooking on a double broiler etc so I tried skipping it to make it a simple process.The taste is still awesome.I appreciate your support and sharing on social media.

  • Reply
    July 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Love it, Nisha!

    • Reply
      July 3, 2020 at 10:00 pm

      Many Thanks Jennifer, it’s a wonderful dessert indeed !

  • Reply
    July 3, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Wow, this looks so tasty! I would love to try this recipe over the summer

    • Reply
      July 3, 2020 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much ! Yes please do try and I would love to hear how it turned out .

  • Reply
    The Karavali Wok
    July 4, 2020 at 6:02 am

    Aboslutely Delicious Nisha! Love this eggless and alcohol free version !

    • Reply
      July 4, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you so much Smitha , glad you liked this version .It is quite handy when you want to make a quick dessert.

    • Reply
      July 12, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      I loved your way of preparing this delicious dessert. Your 3/4 empty tray is the proof of its overloaded yummy taste 😋😋😋

      • Reply
        July 13, 2020 at 3:08 pm

        Thank you Deeksha, much appreciated!

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    Glee Sparkle
    July 4, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Woow!!!😍 I have always wanted to try this!!! Great post

    Don’t forget to Glee and spread Sparkles ✨
    -Nani 💖

    • Reply
      July 4, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by .Hope you get a chance to try this out soon.It is really simple and delicious .

      • Reply
        Glee Sparkle
        July 4, 2020 at 5:03 pm

        I would love too😍💞 …. Thank you so much for the recipe 💕🥰

  • Reply
    July 4, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    It looks very tempting! Thank you for sharing the recipe and great pictures!

    • Reply
      July 4, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      Many Thanks for stopping by and the feedback appreciate it!

  • Reply
    July 6, 2020 at 11:06 am

    It looks simple to make. I havent had tiramisu in so long. Thank you for sharing

    • Reply
      July 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm

      Yes it is simple once you have all the ingredients handy . It is my pleasure to share .Hope you get to try this soon as well 🙂 . Thank you for stopping by and the comments .

  • Reply
    July 6, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    This is my most favorite make ahead dessert. Looks so delicious Nisha. Love the pictures.

    • Reply
      July 6, 2020 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you so much Neetha , agree the best part of this dessert is that it can be made ahead of time . Glad to hear it is your favorite dessert.This was a wonderful inspiration from your recipe as well 🙂 Thanks again.

  • Reply
    July 7, 2020 at 5:19 am

    This looks amazing!

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    Ranjini Madhavan
    July 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    My favourite 😋😋

    • Reply
      July 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      Many Thanks ! Glad to hear it is your favorite .

  • Reply
    Ranjini Madhavan
    July 9, 2020 at 4:16 pm


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