Tiramisu Ice Cream

Tiramisu Ice Cream

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I've been craving Tiramisu for quite some time. This creamy and elegant dessert always delights me and our guests. This is a dessert I can never resist. The smooth Mascarpone cream combined with the coffee dipped ladyfingers turns into an heavenly delicious dessert. I am used to use the classic recipe using fresh eggs and no whipped cream and I've never encountered any problems with that.

Thinking in what way I should serve it, put it in a pan overnight or just serve it in cups or jars I finally decided to make an ice cream version,  Tiramisu Ice Cream. Here we deal with a very hot summer and all I am thinking is how to make cooling refreshing recipes suitable for this season. Hope you will enjoy this as much as we did. 


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  • Makes about 4-6 servings
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (8 tbsp) sugar
  • 8 oz (250 g) Mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For Dipping
  • 3 oz (80 g) savoiardi cookies, about 8 cookies
  • 5 tsp instant coffee
  • 5 tbsp hot water
  • 2 tbsp brandy or amaretto liqueur
  • Garnish
  • cocoa powder for dusting


  1. Combine the coffee with water and brandy and set aside to cool.Cut the cookies in smaller pieces. 
  2. Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Mix egg yolks with sugar until thick, creamy and pale yellow colored. Add Mascarpone cheese and vanilla extract and blend well. 
  3. Whip egg whites until foamy with a mixer, and gently fold them to the Mascarpone mixture.
  4. Line a 1.5 litre-capacity loaf tin with plastic wrap. Toss the broken cookies in the coffee mixture. (Be careful not to soak the cookies too much otherwise they will get too hard on the freezer, only the edges need to be soaked ). Pour 1/3 of the mixture into the tin and add half of the cookies. Put another 1/3 of the  cream mixture over the cookies, add the rest of the cookies and finish with the last 1/3 of the cream. Cover and put it in the freezer. 
  5. When ready to serve invert onto a plate, remove the plastic wrap, sift cocoa powder over the top and cut into slices.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:199, Fat:8.5 g, Saturated Fat:4.5 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:22.2 g, Sugar:15.1 g, Protein:8.5 g, Cholesterol:125 mg, Calories from Fat 77, Sodium 81mg, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 10%, Iron 5%,Nutrition Grade D+, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On July 14, 2012 at 02:54 am, Anne said...
I love tiramisu, I could eat it all the time, so this is definitely my kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing! :) // Anne - lesquatresaisonsblog.blogspot.dk

I am glad you like it! Worth to be tried, trust me. 

On August 13, 2012 at 01:34 am, Habiba said...
Tiramisu icecream? Genius! Can't wait to try this

It worth to be tried. It  is amazingly delicious. I personally love it. 

On February 11, 2013 at 02:28 pm, Faye said...
This was delicious, but I soaked the fingers too much, and when it froze, they were ice-block ish and difficult to cut through. (Just a tip for those who wanna try it!) Also did it without brandy, and still tasted good. The mascarpone mixture surprisingly had an ice-cream texture instead of an ice block texture, which was delightful!

Yes you are right it is important not to soak the fingers too much, it happened tome too with some of them and indeed they were frozen too much. The ones soaked only on the edges, not entirely were perfect.  I love to use Mascarpone in ice cream recipes not only in tiramisu because of this effect over the ice cream, it keeps it creamy it doesn't get too hard. For those who don't have an ice cream maker using Mascarpone on their homemade ice cream  is a brilliant idea. You won't need to stir it every half an hour. 

On June 02, 2013 at 11:05 am, Charline said...
FANTASTIC! I wasn't sure how it would turn out, having no cream, but the Mascarpone nailed it! I will definitely make this again. Next time, I will put the soak in a pie tin, so there will be little chance of over-soaking, and will cut my lady fingers into about 1/2" slices. An adult dessert with the brandy, but can easily stand alone, without it. I used instant espresso powder. Next time I will make a simple syrup/espresso powder reduction, add cocoa powder to it, and drizzle it on the plates before serving. It is a recipe worthy of a 5 star restaurant!

So glad you liked it:) I make it often without brandy and is delicious, one of our favorite recipes too.Good idea of espresso/cocoa syrup.. mmm guess you just convinced me to make this recipe again:)

On June 09, 2013 at 07:35 pm, michelle said...
is 250 grams considered 2 cups of marscapone? How many lady fingers do I need? They are sold in pkgs.

250 g mascarpone is around 1 cup +1 or 2 tbsp more of mascarpone cheese. As for the lady fingers you won't need too many. Not even 1 package, somewhere between 5-8 lady fingers. Here we love them and the rest ogf the package we serve along coffee or other fruits. 

On April 05, 2015 at 12:37 am, Adeeha said...
Dear Ella Thanks for this recipe. i tried it last night and it turned out so good. A friends family had come for dinner and they all simply loved it . will be sharing this recipe with them as they insisted for it. will also direct them to this website. However, for my own curiosity i have a question..while i was serving it directly from the dish i froze tiramisu in, after 5 to 6 mins i felt that it was getting slightly watery at the bottom. it didnt spoil the taste of the icecream but to me it didnt look good so thought to inquire as to where I could have gone wrong. please do advise and thanks for sharing this recipe and promptly replying to all the quries God bless you :)

Adeeha, sorry for the late answer on this comment. I am so glad you enjoyed this tiramisu ice cream. We love it too, it's amazing. Maybe next time try to take it out of the dish you froze it, like I did, I think this is the reason it as getting watery at the bottom. 

On March 05, 2016 at 06:48 am, Khadeeja said...
Hii Ella should the mascarpone be at room temperature..?? please reply ..?? Love

yes.. it is better to work with if at room temperature.. sorry for the late answer

On June 24, 2016 at 09:24 am, fenot said...
Hi Ella! you are such a great inspiration!! Don't have words some times... I wanted to know if this tiramisu ice cream or the tiramisu cake will work out good with out the mascarpone? if not what would be a good substitute? Thank you so much
On August 29, 2018 at 05:19 am, tracy said...
I make tiramisu all the time as love this dessert but I never add the alcohol as prefer it without. Never thought you could make an icecream from it. Everyone that has tried my homemade tiramisu love it so cant wait to share the icecream version with friends and family.

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