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Italian-inspired tiramisu recipes are the perfect ending to a fun night in. This simple, five-ingredient tiramisu dessert recipe starts with store-bought ladyfingers, saving you time. For best results, let the dish freeze at least two hours or overnight.
Makes 8 servings


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1 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup espresso
1 tablespoon dark rum
14 ladyfingers (about 4 ounces)
2 pints vanilla ice cream


Dissolve the sugar in the espresso, add the rum, and chill. Dip the ladyfingers, one at a time, into the espresso and arrange them snugly in the bottom of an 8-by-8-inch baking pan, trimming if necessary. Scoop the ice cream into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with a paddle attachment until it's soft but still holds its shape, about 2 minutes. Spread over the ladyfingers to form a smooth surface. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours or overnight (if overnight, wrap in plastic to prevent freezer burn). Let soften slightly before scooping into bowls to serve.

Created date

May 2005

Nutritional Information

Calcium 94 mg
Calories 214
Caloriesfromfat 38 %
Carbohydrate 29 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Fat 9 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 4 mg
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 83 mg