No Bake Tiramisu Recipe With Cream Cheese In 5 Easy Steps

Last Updated on June 25, 2022

This No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese is a dream come true! There are a lot of ways you can make tiramisu by adding new and innovative ingredients. I personally like to bake, but it is great when there are no bake dessert options as baking in the oven sometimes can cause big messes!

This no bake tiramisu recipe with cream cheese is great for beginners that have not made this recipe before. Usually, some substitutes inside of a tiramisu recipe include yogurt and other types of milks like non-dairy alternatives. In this recipe though, we will be using cream cheese instead of mascarpone cheese.

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What Is Tiramisu?

Tiramisu is a unique dessert that was originally made in Italy. Surprisingly, unlike many popular desserts, Tiramisu is not old. The first Tiramisu dessert is said to have been made and commercialized during the late 1800s in Italy. Actually, this popular dessert did not reach the United States until the early 1990s.

Although it had a slow start, tiramisu is around and thriving! This delicious treat is made using minimal ingredients. Actually, all you need is some kind of cake cookie, such as biscotti cookies or ladyfingers, coffee, espresso, sugar, whipping cream, and mascarpone cheese. In this recipe though, we will be using cream cheese instead.

How To Cook No Bake Recipes

 Are mascarpone and cream cheese the same?

Cooking no bake recipes has never been easier. The reason that this no bake tiramisu recipe with cream cheese is a favorite is because of how quick and satisfying it is. Gone are the days of messy ovens and kitchens because of baking accidents.

Instead, when you make no bake recipes, they usually work well because they do not use ingredients that are susceptible to bacteria like salmonella. For example, although some tiramisu recipes call for raw eggs, this particular recipe does not so that it is safe to eat without baking.

What You Need To Make This No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese

Ingredients

  • 8oz of cold cream cheese- plain
  • 2 tbsp. of coffee liquor
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 24 lady fingers
  • 1/2 cup of cold brew coffee or espresso
  • 1 tsp of cocoa powder for garnish

Equipment

  • blender
  • large bowl
  • plastic wrap
  • measuring cups
  • whisk or electric mixer
  • plate
  • baking dish
  • smaller bowl

 Can I use cream cheese instead of mascarpone in tiramisu?

Step by Step Instructions For This No Bake Tiramisu Recipe With Cream Cheese

Step 1: Create the Filling

During the first step in this ,No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese you should create the filling. take the filling ingredients, not including the lady fingers, coffee, or liquor, and blend in a blender. If you want to do this step by hand, take the whisk and a large bowl. However, the blender or electric mixer can ensure that the dish is smooth.

Step 2: Prepare the Ladyfingers

When preparing the lady fingers for this No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese, it does not take much. You will need to take the coffee and liquor combination and mix them both into a smaller bowl. Then, taking each lady finger, you will dip the sugary sweet cookie into the espresso mixture. Don’t dunk them though!

Step 3: Layer the Dessert

Once you have your filling and delicious coffee flavored cookies as a crust, you can start layering the dessert. Using either a large spoon or a spreading utensil, start smoothing over the cream cheese filling after carefully laying the lady fingers.

In the third step of this no bake tiramisu recipe with cream cheese, it is good to also add a sprinkle of cocoa powder before moving onto the next layer. Continue repeating until your desired level! Usually, this is two to three layers.

Step 4: Add Cocoa and Finishing Touches

In your fourth step for this No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese, you will add the finishing touches with cocoa powder and any additional toppings! I have seen some people get creative and use their own cream cheese frosting recipe.

Step 5: Cool for 2 Hours and Serve

Although this dessert does not need to be baked during the No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese, it is best served when it is cold. Who doesn’t love dipping their spoons into a delicious and sweet no bake cream cheese tiramisu? Place the dessert in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours or until desired temperature.

Tips and Tricks for This No Bake Tiramisu Recipe With Cream Cheese

Cream cheese is an ingredient used in a lot of desserts as a delicious alternative or twist. There are so many ways you can use this thick, and yet light, cream cheese. In this recipe, you can use it in place of the mascarpone cheese. However, keep in mind that cream cheese is a thicker style of cheese and takes longer to smoothen.

It is easiest to use this type of cheese when it is in room temperature. If you do not have a lot of time and you are in a rush during this no bake tiramisu recipe with cream cheese, you can use the microwave to heat up your cream cheese. Don’t add more then ten to fifteen seconds though, as the cheese can pop and overheat!

If you want to preserve this delicious dish for as long as possible, you will need to wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator or freezer.

Serving Size and Preparation Time

Cook Time

Preparation Time

Serving Size

0 minutees

10-20 Minutes

8

No bake tiramisu desserts are delicious, smooth, sweet and convenient. Instead of spending extra time waiting for the delicious treat to bake, you can spend more time thinking of the next dessert recipe you will make! This no bake tiramisu with cream cheese recipe is easy to follow, but remember, always store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Did you learn anything new or interesting while reading this no bake tiramisu with cream cheese recipe? If yes, let us know in the comments below! We are always happy to hear from you. Know anyone interested in this unique twist on the dessert? Send them our recipe!

 Why is my tiramisu not setting?

FAQs

Are mascarpone and cream cheese the same?

No! Mascarpone is a smoother style of cheese that is buttery, while cream cheese is sweeter and firmer.

Why is my tiramisu not setting?

Sometimes, a Tiramisu dessert will not set properly if ladyfingers are soaked in coffee and liquor. It is good to lightly dip the lady fingers, but if there is too much liquid, it can cause the dessert to cave in.

Can I use cream cheese instead of mascarpone in tiramisu?

You can use cream cheese instead of mascarpone in tiramisu, however, it will change the flavor and texture a lot! Cream cheese is thicker and not as creamy, making your tiramisu dessert firm.

No Bake Tiramisu Recipe With Cream Cheese

No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese

Dessert Recipes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Large Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Measuring Cups
  • whisk or electric mixer
  • plate
  • baking dish
  • smaller bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz of cold cream cheese- plain
  • 2 tbsp. of coffee liquor
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 24 lady fingers
  • 1/2 cup of cold brew coffee or espresso
  • 1 tsp of cocoa powder for garnish

Instructions
 

  • During the first step in this ,No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese you should create the filling. take the filling ingredients, not including the lady fingers, coffee, or liquor, and blend in a blender. If you want to do this step by hand, take the whisk and a large bowl. However, the blender or electric mixer can ensure that the dish is smooth.
  • When preparing the lady fingers for this No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese, it does not take much. You will need to take the coffee and liquor combination and mix them both into a smaller bowl. Then, taking each lady finger, you will dip the sugary sweet cookie into the espresso mixture. Don't dunk them though!
  • Once you have your filling and delicious coffee flavored cookies as a crust, you can start layering the dessert. Using either a large spoon or a spreading utensil, start smoothing over the cream cheese filling after carefully laying the lady fingers.
  • In the third step of this no bake tiramisu recipe with cream cheese, it is good to also add a sprinkle of cocoa powder before moving onto the next layer. Continue repeating until your desired level! Usually, this is two to three layers.
  • In your fourth step for this No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese, you will add the finishing touches with cocoa powder and any additional toppings! I have seen some people get creative and use their own cream cheese frosting recipe.
  • Although this dessert does not need to be baked during the No Bake Tiramisu Recipe with Cream Cheese, it is best served when it is cold. Who doesn't love dipping their spoons into a delicious and sweet no bake cream cheese tiramisu? Place the dessert in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours or until desired temperature.

Notes

  • Cream cheese is an ingredient used in a lot of desserts as a delicious alternative or twist. There are so many ways you can use this thick, and yet light, cream cheese. In this recipe, you can use it in place of the mascarpone cheese. However, keep in mind that cream cheese is a thicker style of cheese and takes longer to smoothen.
  • It is easiest to use this type of cheese when it is in room temperature. If you do not have a lot of time and you are in a rush during this no bake tiramisu recipe with cream cheese, you can use the microwave to heat up your cream cheese. Don't add more then ten to fifteen seconds though, as the cheese can pop and overheat!
  • If you want to preserve this delicious dish for as long as possible, you will need to wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator or freezer.
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