This dip is perfect for cookies or dip and gives you all the flavor of tiramisu with a fraction of the effort. Great for a last-minute dessert!
If I was ranking my top favorite desserts of all time - tiramisu would have to be at the top of my list! There is just so much about it that I love - the creaminess, the richness, the deep coffee flavor.
I've made it at home a few times, but sometimes I just want the flavor of tiramisu without all the work of soaking the ladyfingers, doing the layering, etc. This tiramisu dip does just that! It has all the flavors of a classic tiramisu without the work.
You can serve this with sliced strawberries, ladyfingers, vanilla wafers, graham crackers or whatever else you can imagine. But really, I'm pretty sure anything you dunk in this dip is going to be good (including just gobbling it up with a spoon)
You could also use the dip as a filling for a trifle. Just break up the ladyfingers (or you can even use my pound cake recipe), add them to the bottom of the serving dish, top with some dip, and repeat for however many layers you want.
If this gets too warm, it will start to deflate and become more sauce-like than mousse-like, so be sure to keep it cold until you're ready to serve it!
You can use dark rum in place of Kahlúa for an equally delicious treat! It's really just a matter of preference. Of course, you can leave out the alcohol altogether to make this kid-friendly (or use rum extract to still get the flavor without the alcohol) .
To make this even easier, you can use store-bought whipped cream in place of the heavy cream. Just keep in mind that store-bought whipped cream is already sweet, so you won't need as much powdered sugar. That said, homemade whipped cream is so ridiculously easy to make...and so much better!
If you don't have espresso, instant coffee also works great. Just make it really strong!
Traditionally, tiramisu is served with the cocoa powder dusted on top, but a lot of people (including my husband) have an aversion to raw cocoa powder, so we prefer shaved chocolate instead!
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