A Healthy Tiramisu without Eggs that is creamy and full of flavor. This no-bake dessert recipe is easy to make and lower in calories than a traditional tiramisu.
A Healthier Creamy Tiramisu Recipe
This tiramisu recipe is a healthier take on a classic creamy Italian dessert. Although you would never be able to tell because it looks and tastes just like a traditional tiramisu.
By simply swapping out a few ingredients for healthier, low-calorie versions, you can create a delicious tiramisu that is still creamy and satisfying. This healthy version of tiramisu has no added sugar and contains no eggs or cream but is still deliciously sweet and creamy with rich coffee flavor.
Tiramisu is easy to make and it is a great make-ahead dessert option. It can be stored in the fridge or freezer and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
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Ingredients & Notes
- Plain yogurt. A thick plain yogurt works best for this recipe to keep it creamy and high in protein.
- Mascarpone cheese. This is a must for a tiramisu!
- Honey. Adds natural sweetness. You could also use maple syrup or agave syrup if preferred.
- Vanilla extract. Enhances the flavour of this healthy tiramisu.
- Amaretto / rum. This is optional and you can easily make this dessert alcohol-free. But it does add a depth of flavor and is a traditional tiramisu component.
- Coffee. Use your favorite strong coffee for this recipe. And make sure it is completely cooled before using otherwise it will dissolve the ladyfinger biscuits.
- Ladyfinger biscuits (savoiardi). These Italian biscuits are soft and airy and give the tiramisu a delicious texture.
- Cocoa powder. This is for serving your tiramisu. Be generous with your cocoa powder when dusting it before serving and use a high-quality cocoa powder.
To Make it Dairy-Free: Substitute the yogurt with coconut Greek yogurt and use vegan cream cheese in place of the mascarpone.
How To Make Eggless Healthy Tiramisu
This Easy Creamy Tiramisu couldn't be any easier to make and uses just a few simple ingredients. You can whip this no-bake dessert together in just 10 minutes! To make a healthy tiramsu without eggs follow these easy step-by-step instructions:
In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer or whisk to combine the yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract.
Add the mascarpone cheese and amaretto/rum (optional) and whisk together until well combined and fluffy.
Pour the coffee into a shallow dish and dip the Ladyfinger biscuits into the coffee before placing them in a serving dish creating a single layer of dipped biscuits.
Once you have created a layer at the bottom of the serving dish, add a layer of the yogurt mixture on top of the biscuits. Use about a third of the yogurt mixture.
Repeat the biscuit and cream layers 2 times, ending on a cream layer.
TIP: When assembling your tiramisu, make sure you alternate and criss-cross the cookie layers. This will make it easier for you to cut the tiramisu.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, and dust with lots of cocoa powder before serving.
How To Store Tiramisu
Tiramisu can easily be stored in the refrigerator in the same dish it is served in. The dish should be covered and airtight before refrigerating. If your dish doesn't have a lid, simply wrap it in plastic wrap. Tiramisu and any leftovers can then be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Can I Freeze Tiramisu?
Yes! If you plan to freeze tiramisu, make the dessert in a freezer-safe container. Make sure that the tiramisu is well-sealed and air-tight before freezing.
Tiramisu can last up to 3 months in the freezer. When you are ready to serve the tiramisu, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and dust it with cocoa powder just before slicing into squares and serving.
Although tiramisu is so so easy to make here are some FAQs and answers that will help you to make this dessert perfectly.
- What kind of rum do I use in tiramisu? I find amaretto or any dark rum works best - but you can also use your favourite coffee liqueur or brandy. You can also omit the alcohol completely if preferred.
- Egg whites vs whipped cream? Tiramisu recipes traditionally use whipped egg whites or whipped cream in the mascarpone cream layers. Egg whites add an airy texture and whipped cream adds creaminess and richness. Just be aware that this is a no-bake recipe so egg whites would remain raw.
- What size pan to use? This tiramisu recipe is quite large so make sure your serving dish is big enough. Smaller dishes will result in more layers.
- Can I make tiramisu without alcohol? Yes, definitely! This recipe can easily be made without alcohol. You can simply omit it without compromising the texture or flavour of the dish.
- How to serve tiramisu? Dust over a nice dense layer of cocoa before serving. And then just dive right in and start serving! Slice into squares with a sharp knife, wiping the knife clean between each cut. Remove the squares with a small spatula and enjoy!
- What are Ladyfingers? Ladyfingers (or savoiardi in Italian) are sweet, dry, finger-shaped sponge cookies/cakes. They are a common ingredient in many desserts including trifles and tiramisu. When Ladyfingers are layered underneath cream, they take on a lovely cake-like texture. But be careful to not over-soak them in the coffee when making tiramisu - you don't want them too soggy.
- 250g plain yogurt
- 230g mascarpone cheese
- 3 tbsp honey/maple syrup/agave syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp amaretto / rum (optional)
- 2 cups strong cold coffee
- 200g ladyfingers
- cocoa powder for dusting
- In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer or whisk to combine the yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract.
- Add the mascarpone cheese and amaretto/rum (optional) and whisk together until well combined and fluffy.
- Pour the coffee into a shallow dish and dip the Ladyfinger biscuits into the coffee before placing them in a serving dish creating a single layer of dipped biscuits.
- Once you have created a layer at the bottom of the serving dish, add a layer of the yogurt mixture on top of the biscuits. Use about a third of the yogurt mixture.
- Repeat the biscuit and cream layers 2 times, ending on a cream layer. (TIP: When assembling your tiramisu, make sure you alternate and criss-cross the cookie layers. This will make it easier for you to cut the tiramisu.)
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, and dust with lots of cocoa powder before serving.
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