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piece of tiramisu with fork

Tiramisu without alcohol

A non-alcoholic no-bake tiramisu that the whole family can enjoy! Check out our homemade Ladyfinger recipe that works perfect for this recipe.

  • Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x



Coffee syrup

1 cup brewed coffee or espresso

2 tablespoons granulated sugar


3 egg yolks

1/3 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup heavy cream, cold

1 1/2 cups (12 oz) mascarpone cheese, room temperature

2025 (7oz) ladyfingers or Savoiardi biscuits

Sifted cocoa powder


Coffee syrup

  1. In a small bowl add brewed coffee and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Whisk until sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool. 
    espresso and sugar whisked together


  1. Using the double boil method (place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water) Place the egg yolks and sugar in the heatproof bowl over the pot of simmering water.
  2. Whisk using a hand whisk or a hand mixer until the yolk mixture reaches a thick and foamy consistency and is hot to the touch.
    foamy egg yolk and sugar mixture
  3. Remove from heat to cool for about 15 minutes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl, whisk heavy cream until stiff peaks have formed.
  5. After the egg yolk mixture has cooled, add the room temperature mascarpone cheese. Whisk until incorporated and smooth.
  6. In 2 batches, fold in the whipped heavy cream until smooth.
    whipped cream being folded in


  1. Dip the ladyfingers very quickly in the coffee syrup. Less than a second, not any longer or they’ll end up too soggy.
  2. Layer them in an 8-baking dish or a similar-sized dish of your choosing.
    first layer of coffee soaked ladtfingers on the bottom layer
  3. Spoon half of the filling onto the ladyfingers and spread out until smooth.
    layer of mascarpone cream mixture on top of ladyfingers
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the last layers.
  5. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
  6. Right before serving, dust the top with cocoa powder. Cut and serve cold.
    tiramisu dusted with cocoa powder


  • Make this recipe the day before, or even 2 days before serving. Right before serving, dust with cocoa powder.
  • This recipe doesn’t include any alcohol, but you can add marsala wine or brandy to the coffee syrup mixture.
  • Author: April Brown
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 6 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Treats
  • Method: layered
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 382
  • Sugar: 19.5 g
  • Sodium: 61 mg
  • Fat: 27.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.4 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 151.5 mg

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