You don't need to make a whole tiramisu to enjoy the delicious mascarpone and coffee flavor... make this dip instead!
I’ve already written previously about me and my husband’s love of Tiramisu. Even though he’s not a sweets eater, he does love his tiramisu.
And of course, I’ll eat just about any kind of sweet that you put in front of me.
Anyway, I have found myself lately craving tiramisu but not actually wanting to take the time to make an actual cake. So I decided it would be a sweet idea to just make a dip instead.
Then I could have my tiramisu that I have been craving but have it be completely portable.
I could just add it to a tupperware or little dip jar and eat it throughout the week without guilt over eating a whole cake.
Because knowing my husband, he would eat a little slice, enjoy it and then say that the rest of the tiramisu was too sweet.
Then a few days later after me and the kids ate the rest of the cake, he would be looking for a slice and wonder what happened to it and me telling him that we ate it all and him looking shocked.
“You at the whole tiramisu and didn’t save me any?!?” Yes, honey, it’s been a week and a half and it would have gone bad by the time you decided to eat more of it.
haha… such a vicious cycle.
Anyway, I actually made this dip for a little party I was having at our house and it went fast. But then after the party was over, I was still craving it so I made another batch and just put it in the fridge.
It makes a perfect little late-night snack when you want something sweet but not too sweet and with that deliciousness that is mascarpone cheese.
I added a little coffee liqueur to the dip to give it a little kick, along with some instant espresso powder so you don’t find yourself missing the coffee soaked ladyfingers.
I used graham crackers to dip into this because I wanted the crunch… but you are more than welcome to use actual lady fingers or another dipping cracker of choice.
Though I do recommend the chocolate graham crackers… those were a favorite at the party.
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp instant espresso powder
- 1 Tbsp coffee liqueur
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp rum extract
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using hand mixer, whip mascarpone cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add espresso, coffee liqueur, vanilla and rum extracts and mix until combine.
- Add heavy cream and whip until fluffy and some stiff peaks form. Do not overmix or it will become too hard and more like soft cheese.
- Add to bowl and serve with graham crackers or your favorite dipping cracker.