Frozen Tiramisu


Love tiramisu but don't have time to make it? My ice cream version rivals the real thing and can be prepared in under half an hour, no pastry skills required - not a bad return on a dessert that serves up to 14 people. If you think your supermarket doesn't carry mascarpone cheese, look again. Just because you've never seen it doesn't mean it's not there. If you really can't find it, no worries. You can make the sauce with cream cheese; just follow the conversion method in the introduction to the recipe. If you have little espresso cups collecting dust in the china cabinet, bring them out. Fill

14 servings


  • ½ cup strong coffee (made from instant is fine)

  • 3 tablespoons rum (dark or light)

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages ladyfingers

  • ½ gallon coffee ice cream, softened on microwave's defrost setting for 1 minute

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely grated

  • 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese

  • 3 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • cup half-and-half


  1. Mix coffee and rum. Line a 2-quart metal loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving an overhang. Use a pastry brush to paint the spiked coffee onto the ladyfingers. Then line the bottom and sides of the pan with ladyfingers, rounded side out.

  2. Reserving 1/2 cup of chocolate for garnish, stir rest of chocolate into ice cream. Turn ice cream into loaf pan, using a rubber spatula to press ice cream evenly into pan. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 2 hours or up to 5 days.

  3. When ready to serve, mix cheese, liqueur and sugar until smooth; whisk in half-and-half to form a thick but pourable sauce. Unmold dessert, using ends of plastic wrap to remove it from pan; peel away wrap. Slice loaf, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with chocolate.


Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

495 Calories
33g Fat
38g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 207mg 16%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* 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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