Simple Tiramisu Recipe Without Alcohol

A simple tiramisu recipe without alcohol is easy to find as you will come across several of them on this page.

Tiramisu, a simple and classic Italian dessert, is made with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese. The original recipe involves an alcoholic liqueur such as marsala wine or brandy.

Simple Tiramisu Recipe Without Alcohol

There are several simple tiramisu recipes without alcohol to select from if you want to make the dessert without the aforementioned ingredient. However, it won’t be the same thing as tiramisu that contains alcohol since it adds another layer of flavor to it.

You can give simple recipes without alcohol a chance by trying them out at home. Here are a few of these recipes.

Simple Tiramisu Recipe Without Alcohol – Tiramisu Icebox Cake

This is a variation that doesn’t involve making the simple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (for soaking ladyfingers)
  • Ladyfingers
  • Simple syrup and cocoa powder mixture for layering in the baking dish as mentioned above.

How to make a simple tiramisu icebox cake?

Step 1

Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form (you can use a stand mixer or hand beater for this).

Step 2

Combine simple syrup, mascarpone cheese, and almond extract in a small mixing bowl then fold in whipped cream.

Step 3

Dip ladyfingers into a simple syrup mixture one at a time then layer half of it on the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish that has been lined with plastic wrap. Drizzle simple syrup over them. Spread mascarpone mixture evenly over ladyfingers then repeat step 3 to create another layer. End with a final layer made up of simple syrup-dipped ladyfingers.

Step 4

Sift cocoa powder on top followed by drizzling some simple syrup over it.

Step 5

Cover tiramisu tightly with plastic wrap followed by foil then place in the freezer for 4 hours.

Step 6

Serve simple tiramisu icebox cake chilled by removing from the baking dish and cutting it into pieces.

Simple Tiramisu Recipe Without Alcohol – Option 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or simple syrup)
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 16 ladyfingers (savoiardi in Italian)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (for soaking the cookies)
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Combine coffee, water, and brown sugar in a shallow bowl.
  2. Dip half of the ladyfingers into the mixture and place them on the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish that has been lined with plastic wrap. Drizzle some simple syrup over it.
  3. Combine orange juice, lemon juice and cocoa powder in another shallow dish then use it to dip remaining ladyfingers in it one at a time.
  4. Layer ladyfingers, simple syrup, and cocoa powder mixture over the coffee-dipped ladyfingers in a baking dish.
  5. Combine mascarpone cheese with vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste then spread it out evenly over the ladyfinger’s layer.
  6. Combine simple syrup, heavy cream and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl then whip until stiff peaks form. Layer whipped cream on top of the mascarpone cheese layer then sprinkle the top with cocoa powder. Cover up tiramisu tightly with plastic wrap followed by foil. Place in fridge for 4 hours before serving.

Simple Tiramisu Recipe Without Alcohol – Option 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 part whipping cream
  • 2 parts ricotta cheese
  • 3 parts mascarpone cheese
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 ladyfingers (savoiardi in Italian)
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Combine ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese with sugar and vanilla extract. The mixture should be smooth without any lumps. Set this aside.
  2. Dip half of the ladyfingers into the simple syrup then layer it at the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish that has been lined with plastic wrap. Drizzle simple syrup over them.
  3. Layer ladyfingers, simple syrup and ricotta mixture over the simple syrup-dipped ladyfingers in a baking dish.
  4. Pour simple syrup on top followed by sprinkling cocoa powder.
  5. Cover up tiramisu tightly with plastic wrap followed by foil.
  6. Place in fridge for 4 hours before serving.

The simple syrup gives the same moistness to the ladyfingers as what alcohol does but has less flavor. It simply makes the ladyfingers moist without adding any extra flavors to them. So if you want to make simple tiramisu with no alcohol, just substitute simple syrup for alcohol in this recipe.

Read more about The Tiramisu Liqueur Recipe

Simple Tiramisu Recipe Without Alcohol – Option 3

Can you drive after eating tiramisu

This recipe doesn’t either involve making simple syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 18 ounces chocolate wafer cookies
  • 9 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup infused coffee

Directions:

  1. Melt dark chocolate with coffee on the stovetop or using a double boiler then set aside to cool.
  2. Beat together mascarpone cheese, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder until smooth and creamy.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, sift a small amount of cocoa powder over chocolate wafers then gently stir to evenly coat the cookies with cocoa powder.
  4. Arrange half of the chocolate wafer cookies on the bottom of a round pan or baking dish then drizzle 1/3 cup coffee mixture over them.
  5. Spread half of the mascarpone cheese mixture onto the cookie layer followed by sprinkling with about one-fourth of the remaining dark chocolate chips.
  6. Repeat this process for the second layer with the rest of the ingredients in the same order as before.
  7. Cover tiramisu tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 12 hours before serving the cake

Conclusion

These simple tiramisu recipes without alcohol might not be traditional but they are simple to make. They also give you an idea of which ingredients go well together if you want to come up with your variation of the dessert.

Read more about All You Need To Know About Tiramisu Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use instead of alcohol in tiramisu?

The simple syrup does the same thing as alcohol without adding any extra flavor. Though, the simple syrup has some flavored extracts which could be altered to change its taste.

Does tiramisu always have alcohol?

No, not always. Tiramisu is usually made with Marsala wine or rum but there are many recipes that don't involve either of these two ingredients. Marsala wine adds sweet flavor while Rum gives a stronger coffee flavor into tiramisu layers which most people prefer over the former option.

Does the alcohol in tiramisu burn off?

Yes, it does. Most of the time when you bake anything containing alcohol, only around 40% per cent remains after the cooking process. All the remaining evaporates during baking leaving no trace of its existence.

How much alcohol is there in tiramisu?

The amount of alcohol varies in each recipe and how it will be cooked. Typically, simple tiramisu recipes like the one given here don't include any alcohol rather they use the simple syrup that acts like wine. Meanwhile, tiramisu with alcohol added in layers before baking remains unchanged after the baking process because all the evaporated alcohol is part of mascarpone cheese which means there is no trace left behind.

Can you drive after eating tiramisu?

It depends on how much you have eaten and if anything else was added along with the simple tiramisu recipe without alcohol given here. If you hadn't drunk any alcoholic beverage and only ate simple tiramisu then you could safely drive after an hour or so.

Non-alcohol Tiramisu Recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (for soaking ladyfingers)
  • Ladyfingers
  • Simple syrup and cocoa powder mixture for layering in the baking dish as mentioned above.

Instructions
 

  • Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form (you can use a stand mixer or hand beater for this).
  • Combine simple syrup, mascarpone cheese, and almond extract in a small mixing bowl then fold in whipped cream.
  • Dip ladyfingers into a simple syrup mixture one at a time then layer half of it on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish that has been lined with plastic wrap. Drizzle simple syrup over them. Spread mascarpone mixture evenly over ladyfingers then repeat step 3 to create another layer. End with a final layer made up of simple syrup-dipped ladyfingers.
  • Sift cocoa powder on top followed by drizzling some simple syrup over it.
  • Cover tiramisu tightly with plastic wrap followed by foil then place in the freezer for 4 hours.
  • Serve simple tiramisu icebox cake chilled by removing from the baking dish and cutting it into pieces.

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