There’s something magical about being able to whip up an insanely delicious recipe in such a short amount of time. This tiramisu dip is exactly that – it has all the classic flavour and decadence of a traditional tiramisu, but without all the work and waiting.
I’ve made actual tiramisu a few times before, but I’ve never been 100% happy with the results. Some I find too soggy, some too boozy, some too cheesy, some too sweet. I have yet to find the perfect balance of ingredients in a recipe that I would be happy to post.
This dip, on the other hand, is insane.
I was skeptical as I started making this. Surely, it wouldn’t turn out that great. There’s no way a drool-worthy recipe could be made in a mere 5 minutes. Isn’t the whole point of tiramisu that it sit for hours so the flavours all meld together? Usually, I’d say yes. And then I had a bite of this dip.
It is by no means a classic tiramisu. Traditionally, ladyfinger biscuits are placed inside the dessert to soak up all the boozy, coffee flavours. While this is indeed amazing, it does take a lot of time. A lot of effort. A lot of waiting. Dipping the ladyfingers, layering them in the dessert, letting it sit for hours…
I am not a patient person.
I’m not kidding when I say this dip takes 5 minutes. You literally just dump everything into a mixing bowl and beat it for a few minutes until it thickens. Serve with a heavy dusting of cocoa powder and ladyfingers on the side. No effort. No waiting.
You can, of course, make this ahead of time if you want to. The longer it sits, the deeper the flavours become, although it’s just as tasty if you eat it immediately. If you’re making this for a party, it would keep fine in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. Just dust with the cocoa powder right before serving. And make sure you have enough ladyfingers for scooping.
Even the Mr., who’s a die-hard tiramisu fan (like, die-hard fan), had a hard time finding anything to complain about with this dip. It tastes exactly like tiramisu, but with crispy ladyfingers. Yum!
|5-Minute Tiramisu Dip|| || |
- 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
- 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.
- Divide mixture into 4 small ramekins or other serving dishes. Dust generously with cocoa powder and serve with ladyfingers on the side.
Depending on where you live, cream may vary. If you can't find cream that's specifically 35%, don't worry! Any cream with a fat content within the range of 30-35% will give you the desired results (basically just cream you would use to make standard whipped cream).