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. what is Kahlua ? is this sold in the UK?

  2. Cocoa powder what? No that not right . Espresso coffee is what goes on top

  3. Steven Rivas

    Tiramasu goes good with McNuggets

  4. Pureblood Princess

    Who came her after watching i love yoo webtoon!!!??💕💕💕

  5. Genevieve Jesel

    I made this to the letter just now and put it in the fridge but I couldn't help but notice I didn't have the same consistency when layering the mixture over the cookies. I'm hoping it congeals over the next 2 days. I also opted out of using the kahlua. Any ideas on why my mixture seemed more runny and not as fluffy would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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  8. I made this a couple days ago and let me tell you it's absolutely delicious!! My husband was so impressed, he said he's never had tiramisu this good and I couldn't agree more! I added 1 tbsp of instant espresso powder because we love more of a coffee taste in our tiramisu and it was perfect! Highly recommend!

  9. On the job now lads!

  10. thank you so much for this recipe !! i always thought that tiramisu was some elusive recipe that would be impossible to make but this was shockingly easy and delicious :7) also, if anyone wasn’t able to get the eggs and sugar to thicken as much as he did in the video, it’s okay ! its still turns out perfect

  11. Thank you for sharing, the visitors of my niece were impressed and the 2 layers I prepared all gone. Again, thank you. Crouton Crackerjacks May /2019

  12. Thank u for this recipe, I tried it today it was great, all my family loved it.

  13. Hamida Azimi

    Thank you

  14. Araceli Cuevas

    I love your voice 👌

  15. Will use it as a dip!Looks easy enough.

  16. Louise Formosa

    I will try this for sure. Can i substitute kahlua for brandy please ? thanks in advance. It looks delicious. 😉

  17. This recipe is a keeper! My tiramisu came out great! Everyone loved it!!

  18. Geetha Sarda

    Crouton Crackerjacks

    Can i skip egg??

  19. nice well done

  20. I love tiramisu
    2 tips: heating the eggs is not needed, just use fresh ones. I’ve never pasteurized the eggs and have never had a problem (tiramisu ice cream and chocolate mousse…)
    Alcohol: we use Cognac and yes, I’m 18 and have made and eaten it for quite a few years now. There is so little alcohol in it. You can just use more espresso and less alcohol. Furthermore, instead of dipping the ladyfingers (btw why that name just why), just add the liquid on them with a spoon.
    No need for 8 hours, yes it will be better, but still delicious after 3-4 h.