Tiramisu Recipe
Photo: Anna Williams
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

Recipe from

Real Simple

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


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.

Sara Quessenberry,

Real Simple

June 2005
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