5 minute Tiramisu dip

Who doesn’t adore this classic dessert recipe called tiramisu?

Tiramisu (from Italian, spelled tiramisù, meaning “pick me up”, “cheer me up”, “wake me up” or “lift me up”, is a popular coffee-flavored Italian dessert. It is made of lady’s fingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of cakes and other desserts.

Its origins are often disputed among Italian regions such as Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piedmont, and others.

Traditional tiramisu contains a short list of ingredients: finger biscuits, egg yolks, sugar, coffee, mascarpone cheese and cocoa powder. In the original recipe there is no liquor or egg whites. It was first made in Italy in the 1960s.

Classic Tiiramisu

The original shape of the cake is round, although the shape of the biscuits favors the use of a rectangular or square pan, spreading the classic image “to tile”. However, it is also often assembled in round glasses, which show the various layers, or pyramid. Modern versions have as a rule the addition of whipped cream or whipped egg, or both, combined with mascarpone cream. This makes the dish lighter, thick and foamy. Among the most common alcoholic changes includes the addition of Marsala. The cake is usually eaten cold.

Here’s a twist on this amazing recipe and a very practical and quick way to get its full flavor. Just dip in!


  • 275 g mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup 35% cream
  • 3½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp Kahlua (or other coffee liqueur)
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting
  • Ladyfinger biscuits, to serve

Easy quick steps:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whip the mascarpone for about a minute until creamy. Beat in cream, sugar, and Kahlua until thick, about 2 minutes.
  2. Divide mixture into 4 small ramekins or other serving dishes. Dust generously with cocoa powder and serve with ladyfingers on the side.
Quick Tiramisu Dip
Quick Tiramisu Dip

What did we tell you? easy and fast, isn’t it?

Now, set your Snug Hug table and… DIP! 🙂

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