Easy Ricotta Tiramisu


This tiramisu recipe uses ricotta so does not require the traditional mascarpone cheese, which can be both expensive and difficult to find. The actual preparation time is short, but as it must age for at least 10 hours, this is a dessert best prepared a day ahead of time.

close up view of Ricotta Tiramisu in a wine glass
Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 (12 ounce) container ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 fluid ounces dark rum (Optional)

  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee

  • 1 (12 ounce) package ladyfingers


  1. Beat cream and 3 tablespoons sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. Beat ricotta cheese, sour cream, and sugar together in a bowl. Fold in whipped cream; add rum.

  3. Pour coffee into a bowl. Dip ends of 1/2 of the ladyfingers in coffee. Arrange ladyfingers dipped-side down into a single layer in a 2- to 2 1/2-inch deep rectangular serving dish. Spread 1/2 of the ricotta-cream mixture on top. Repeat dipping and arranging remaining ladyfingers; spread remaining ricotta-cream mixture on top. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until fully chilled, 10 to 12 hours.


Coffee liqueur may be substituted for the coffee.

Dust with unsweetened cocoa powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

406 Calories
19g Fat
47g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 406
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 155mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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