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Sweet Tiramisu Cocktail Recipe

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We all know the classic tiramisu, a mascarpone-based, layered dessert held together by ladyfinger biscuits soaked in espresso and dusted with cocoa powder — this one’s a beauty for sure!

What you might not know is that you can also take all the elements in tiramisu and make yourself a cocktail. That’s one taste drink if you ask me. Think of a boozy milkshake with all the flavors and textures you love about tiramisu. Are you ready to try it? Here’s all you need to know about the sweet tiramisu cocktail.

The tiramisu is the perfect dessert. The creamy Italian classic has it all — cocoa powder, creamy mascarpone, fluffy biscuits and coffee. What else do you need? If you ask me, the only thing missing is a splash of booze. Just a dash of Baileys can really turn your favorite dessert into a cocktail.

Yes, the tiramisu cocktail is hot right now, and it’s effortless to make at home, especially if you made tiramisu recently. Here’s what you need to know about the creamiest and most exciting cocktail you’ve tried in a while.

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What Goes into a Sweet Tiramisu Cocktail?

We’re using many similar ingredients to make this cocktail as faithful as possible to the original dessert recipe. You’ll need mascarpone cheese, cocoa powder, whipped cream and ladyfinger biscuits (these will be our garnish). Still, the body of the cocktail is ice cream — coffee and vanilla ice cream, to be precise.

So, you’ve got yourself a bunch of creamy and tasty ingredients. What else do you need? Instant coffee and shaved chocolate, that’s it. This one starts to sound like a dessert, but fear not, it’s a cocktail, all right.

For the boozy part, I find Baileys much more compatible with tiramisu flavors than coffee liqueur; and trust me, I’ve tried both.

To make this recipe, you’ll need mascarpone cheese, the main ingredient in tiramisu, and you’ll also need whole milk or half & half. Traditionally, the Italian dessert calls for heavy cream, but that’s too heavy for a drink.

As for the alcohol, let’s use Baileys. You can also skip it for a non-alcoholic drink or amp it up with a dash of vodka. Instead of adding coffee, we’re blending the ingredients with coffee ice cream for a cocktail-milkshake hybrid.

Cocoa powder and ladyfinger biscuits are the best garnishes for our tiramisu cocktail; they make it super Instagrammable and tasty as well!

How to Make a Sweet Tiramisu Cocktail?

Making a sweet tiramisu cocktail is easy. You just blend all the ingredients and pour them into a serving glass. Then, you garnish the drink with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and ladyfinger biscuits. Does this one really taste like a tiramisu? It does! In fact, it’s even better, because it’s cold and creamy. Really, what could go wrong when using all these delicious ingredients in one recipe?

How to Serve a Sweet Tiramisu Cocktail?

This creamy drink is a lovely after-dinner drink and a dessert in its own right. If you’re all about sweet drinks, you’ll love this one. And really, don’t miss out on the opportunity of garnishing this cocktail with authentic ladyfinger biscuits. It makes all the difference! Let’s check out the recipe and change how you see the Italian tiramisu!

Why Make a Sweet Tiramisu Cocktail?

Cocktails are incredibly varied, but there aren’t all that many options when it comes to creamy drinks. And what’s creamier than the tiramisu? Turning the Italian dessert into a cocktail is easy as well; we’re basically using the same ingredients in the dessert, plus milk and Baileys to make it runnier.

What you get is a cocktail with a wow factor, a fun drink to get the conversation started when having friends coming over. You also get one more way of treating yourself to a sweet drink after a long day. Here’s how to make a tiramisu cocktail.

Tips for the Perfect Sweet Tiramisu Cocktail

  • Make sure you get authentic mascarpone for this one. Use high-quality ice cream as well! The ingredient’s quality matters, just like in a regular Tiramisu — authenticity is critical!
  • Greek yogurt or triple cream are good alternatives for mascarpone, by the way. After all, only a few tablespoons of the stuff make it into the cocktail. Make sure the ladyfinger biscuits are legit, though!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Serving Size2
  • Energy378 cal


For the pastry:



Add the vanilla ice cream, coffee ice cream, milk, mascarpone, Baileys, cocoa and instant coffee in a blender.


Blend until smooth and pour into two glasses.


Garnish with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and ladyfinger biscuits

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size2
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories378
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat20.1 g78 g25.77%
  • Saturated Fat11.9 g20 g59.5%
  • Cholesterol123 mg300 mg41%
  • Sodium158 mg2300 mg6.87%
  • Total Carbohydrate38.4 g275 g13.96%
  • Total Sugars20.5 g
  • Protein11.2 g50 g22.4%
  • Calcium274 mg1300 mg21.08%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium392 mg4700 mg8.34%
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