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EASY Peppermint Tiramisu

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Easy Peppermint Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made with ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, coffee, chocolate liqueur, and peppermint extract. This is an easy, NO BAKE dessert and one you can make ahead 2 days before serving.

Anytime I can make a holiday dessert ahead of time is perfect for me.  This easy peppermint tiramisu is one of those holiday desserts that you can easily make then chill or freeze.  And serve it in a casserole dish or on a cake platter.


Each time I make this dessert, I brew a large pot of coffee in the morning. First, I pour myself a cup (of course), then I save the leftover coffee in the fridge or on the counter for use later.

The amount of ladyfingers and coffee you will need will be determined by the size of the casserole dish or plate you wish to use.

For my recipe here, I needed to measure approximately how many cookies needed in order to fit on my cake dish.  I simply placed the cookies directly on my platter, laying them side by side, then doubling that number to create 2 layers.

The next step is to make the cream mixture and then the coffee mixture.  Now we are ready to make this peppermint tiramisu!

 

Tiramisu and most Italian desserts are traditionally made with some kind of liqueur incorporated into them.  I decided to use my favorite Godiva chocolate liqueur for this one, simply because I love the flavor! And it enhances the coffee flavor in this dessert.

Another note, Tiramisu is usually made with eggs. But, this time I decided to leave them out, and whipped the cheese with heavy cream instead.

Peppermint Tiramisu makes a festive dessert when you need one!  It’s very light with a soft cake-like filling, covered with luscious cream, and has a subtle refreshing cool taste of peppermint. YUM!

 

 

Making this Italian dessert and serving it in a long platter like this one yields dividends. It becomes easier to slice as well as being able to keep portions in check.

I made this peppermint tiramisu over the weekend and served it to friends on Sunday. They were my official taste testers. They loved the taste of peppermint and gave it a thumbs up!

Enjoy!

You can follow along below with our step-by-step directions, or jump down to the bottom of the post for our full recipe card.

EASY Peppermint Tiramisu

  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee or espresso, cooled
  • 2 Tbsp. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, or any chocolate liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. peppermint extract – divided
  • 1 (8.8-ounce) Mascarpone cheese
  • 1+1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips, grated
  • 1 package ladyfingers cookies  (I used 16 ladyfingers)
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 2 candy canes – broken, as garnish

Use one 15 x 7  rectangular shape serving platter or cake dish. Open the package of ladyfingers and place the cookies side by side to measure how many you will need to make a single row for the platter.  Count them, and double the amount of cookies you will need to make 2 layers, and set them aside.  I used a total 16 ladyfingers, making each layer with 8 ladyfingers.

Mix coffee with chocolate liqueur, 2 tablespoon of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract in a small dish. Set aside.

In a medium size bowl, beat mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, confectioners sugar, along with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract, until it forms soft peaks. Set aside.

Take each ladyfinger, dip into the coffee mixture generously rolling it 2 or 3 times (allow excess liquid to drip back into the coffee mixture) and lay each cookie side by side onto a serving platter in a single row.

Spread some of the cream (about 1/2 of the mixture) over the first layer of ladyfingers.

Using a grater, grate some chocolate chips directly over the layer of cream.

Next, make the second layer, dipping each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture and place them on top of the cream, side by side.  Top again with the remaining whipped cream and spread evenly to cover the top and all sides.  Dust with cocoa powder on top, then sprinkle with grated chocolate, and garnish with some crushed candy canes.

Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.  Serves 8

EASY Peppermint Tiramisu
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Serves: 8
 
Easy Peppermint Tiramisu is a No Bake dessert and one that is festive and worthy to make for any holiday or special occasion.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup strong brewed coffee or espresso, cooled
  • 2 Tbsp. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, or any chocolate liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ¾ tsp. peppermint extract - divided
  • 1 (8.8-ounce) Mascarpone cheese
  • 1+1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips, grated
  • 1 package ladyfingers cookies (I used 16 ladyfingers)
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 2 candy canes - broken, as garnish
Instructions
  1. Use one 15 x 7 rectangular shape serving platter or cake dish. Open the package of ladyfingers and place the cookies side by side to measure how many you will need to make a single row for the platter. Count them, and double the amount of cookies you will need to make 2 layers, and set them aside. I used a total 16 ladyfingers, making each layer with 8 ladyfingers.
  2. Mix coffee with chocolate liqueur, 2 tablespoon of sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract in a small dish. Set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl, beat mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, confectioners sugar, along with the remaining ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract, until it forms soft peaks. Set aside.
  4. Take each ladyfinger, dip into the coffee mixture generously rolling it 2 or 3 times (allow excess liquid to drip back into the coffee mixture) and lay each cookie side by side onto a serving platter in a single row.
  5. Spread some of the cream mixture (about ½ of the mixture) over the first layer of ladyfingers.
  6. Using a grater, grate some chocolate chips directly over the layer of cream.
  7. Next, make the second layer, dipping each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture and place them on top of the cream, side by side. Top again with the remaining whipped cream mixture and spread evenly to cover the top and all sides.
  8. Dust with cocoa powder on top, then sprinkle with grated chocolate, and garnish with some crushed candy canes.
  9. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.
  10. Serves 8

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Honey
    December 19, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Unique.. love Tiramisu, but never tried peppermint tiramisu. Looks good.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      December 19, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you Honey! We are on a peppermint kick this month and just had to try it with our favorite tiramisu dessert. I think you will love this too! Have a great weekend! Xo

  • Reply
    Diane
    December 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    You really can't go wrong with chocolate and mint together… it's truly one of my favorite flavor combinations.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      December 19, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      We definitely agree! Thanks for stopping by Diane!
      Xo

  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    December 19, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful twist on the traditional recipe which I actually made today to bring to our gourmet group holiday dinner tonight!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      December 20, 2015 at 1:32 am

      That's super Sue! 🙂 Please let me know how it turned out at your dinner party!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 21, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Oh wow – how did I miss this masterpiece!? How pretty and easy too – bonus! Merry Christmas ladies – and a very Happy New Year!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      December 24, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you Tricia!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
      Most of all, thank you for your support and friendship!
      Xoxo

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