How to Make Tiramisu!! Classic Italian Dessert Recipe

Learn how to make tiramisu, the classic Italian dessert! Layers of a decadent mascarpone cheese mixture and lady fingers soaked in espresso and Kahlua. Dessert doesn’t get any better than this!!

What you’ll need:
6 oz water
2 rounded tsp instant espresso powder
50mL Kahlua
6 large egg yolks
1 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz mascarpone cheese
(2) 3.5oz boxes Lady Finger cookies
unsweetened cocoa powder

In a small bowl, bring water to a boil and add in espresso powder. Whisk until dissolved and add in Kahlua. Set aside to cool.

In a double boiler or bain marie, combine egg yolks, sugar and milk. While whisking constantly, cook for 8-10 minutes to cook the egg yolks. Mixture should be smooth but not all sugar will dissolve. This is okay. Set aside and let cool. Once cool, transfer to a large bowl and add in room temperature mascarpone cheese. Mix well until smooth.

In a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer, combine heavy cream and vanilla and mix on medium-high speed until a stiff whipped cream is made. Be careful as to not mix too long or you’ll get butter. Add to cooled egg and mascarpone mixture and fold gently to incorporate.

To assemble the tiramisu, dunk lady fingers into espresso mixture for 2-3 seconds and line the bottom of a 9″x9″ baking dish with them. Spread half of mascarpone mixture on top, repeat another layer of soaked lady fingers and then spread remainder of mascarpone mixture on top. Cover and refrigerate for AT LEAST 8 hours! It’s best to let sit 24-48 hours. To serve, slice and plate and dust the top with unsweetened cocoa powder. Makes 9 servings. Enjoy!!

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  1. Abdala Abdullahi

    I used to eat this when i was a kid

  2. Tried it exactly as this recipe recommends. Taste is PERFECT.
    Texture: sugar stayed a bit too granular for me and I will use slighty less than a cup next time and a tad bit more whipped cream.
    Also, I dunked the lady fingers to splash IN and OUT super fast.
    Great tasting recipe 100%

  3. Mariyam Bennana

    Yummy yummy

  4. Manuka Matteo

    I made today

  5. Christine Kalinowski

    Just made this. Was a lot of fun. Now for the hard part. Waiting

  6. Christina Suhadi

    Can i change kahlua with rum instead?

  7. This is not tiramisu

  8. khabib time

  9. Bouabdellaoui Basma

    What can I substitute kahlua for please? I can’t have it.

  10. Noknees Looney

    This was NOT information I needed. Sweet Mother of Abraham Lincoln!!! This is my all time favorite dessert. Looks amazing.

  11. This is not authentic Tiramisu..we use real espresso coffee…we don't heat eggs and mix sugar..we do it off heat..and we don't use whipped cream..we use beat peaked egg whites…procedure is ok though…

  12. Flying elephant

    Im gonna try this tomorrow but right now I want to eat whole monitor

  13. Is heavy whipping cream the type of cream that you sweeten?

  14. You speak alot…. Boring

  15. Kim Ivey Makeup

    This is a DELICIOUS tiramisu recipe! I’ve Mase made it once and it was fantastic. I am now making another! He hardest part is the waiting, but it’s SO WORTH IT😋

  16. commandercool1983

    Took me than 20mins to get that egg and sugar mixture to thicken up. And the water in the boiler was boiling

  17. Guido Italiano

    Lost me at 2:11

  18. Tried this recipe. Turned out perfect. Did not use mascarpone. Jusr regular cream cheese. It was just fantastic. It all depends upon how well you beat n fluf up the heavy cream ..then add the cream cheese. I also added 4 egg yolks instead of 6. Thanks for the recipe.

  19. Santiago Diablos

    I am very much living the good life myself from great drugs and big Elaborate Parties some of them i make for our troops… to fine Desserts but i call Bullshit on this video i am half Italia half German and my Italian grandmother said this video was ridiculous and the narrator talked like a Goddamn Faggot plus with in Annoying voice.

  20. Haaa….Cool Whip and cream cheese makes that modern American stuff