Tiramisu Cream: A Classic Italian Dessert with a Twist

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  • Serving: 4
  • Prep time: 15 m
  • Cook time: 1:20 h
  • Ready in: 1:35 h
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Tiramisu Cream, an indulgent variation of the classic Italian dessert, focuses on the creamy, mascarpone-rich layer that defines Tiramisu. This recipe simplifies the traditional dessert into an easy-to-make, yet sophisticated cream, perfect for a variety of desserts or enjoyed on its own.


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  • 1-Whip Cream

    In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

  • 2-Mascarpone Mixture

    In another bowl, whisk together the mascarpone cheese, cooled espresso, coffee liqueur (if using), and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.

  • 3-Fold Together

    Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until fully incorporated. Be careful not to overmix.

  • 4-Chill

    Refrigerate the tiramisu cream for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together and the cream to set.

  • 5-Serve

    Serve chilled, dusted with cocoa powder. This cream can be enjoyed on its own or as a filling for cakes, cupcakes, or as a decadent dip for fruits and cookies.

  • Conclusion

    This Tiramisu Cream is a versatile and delightful dessert that captures the essence of the classic Tiramisu without the hassle of layering and lengthy preparation. It's perfect for a sophisticated dessert that is sure to impress guests at any gathering.

Smart Tips

  • Mascarpone Temperature: Ensure the mascarpone cheese is at room temperature for a smoother mix without lumps.

  • Whipping the Cream: Do not over-whip the cream; stiff peaks are ideal to hold the structure but still remain creamy.

  • Espresso Quality: Use a high-quality espresso or strong coffee for the best flavor. The coffee should be cool to prevent melting the whipped cream.

  • Gentle Folding: When combining the whipped cream and mascarpone mixture, use a spatula and fold gently to maintain the airy texture.

  • Alcohol Alternative: If you prefer not to use coffee liqueur, you can omit it or replace it with a coffee-flavored syrup for a non-alcoholic version.

  • Cocoa Powder Quality: Use a high-quality, unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting. It adds a rich, chocolatey contrast to the sweet cream.

  • Serving Ideas: Experiment with different ways to serve this cream – fill dessert glasses, use as a dip, or spread over a sponge cake for a quick tiramisu-style treat.

  • Storage: This cream can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It's not suitable for freezing as it may alter the texture.

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