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How to Make Tiramisu & Keto Recipe

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What Is Tiramisu?

Tiramisu is a popular Italian dessert that typically consists of layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers (sponge biscuits) and a creamy mixture made from mascarpone cheese, egg yolks, and sugar, sometimes flavored with a small amount of alcohol, such as Marsala wine or coffee liqueur.

Cocoa powder is often dusted on top of the final layer of cream, and the dessert is then chilled before serving.

The origins of tiramisu are somewhat unclear, with several Italian regions claiming to have created the dish. However, it is generally believed to have originated in the Veneto region of Italy in the 1960s or 1970s.

Since then, tiramisu has become a popular dessert in many parts of the world and is commonly served in Italian restaurants and cafes.

What is Keto?

Keto, short for “ketogenic,” is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that aims to put the body into a state of ketosis, in which it burns fat for fuel instead of glucose (derived from carbohydrates). The diet typically consists of 70-80% fat, 10-20% protein, and 5-10% carbohydrates.

The goal of a keto diet is to limit the intake of carbohydrates to such an extent that the body starts producing ketones, which are byproducts of fat metabolism.

Ketones can provide energy to the body and brain, and are an alternative fuel source when glucose is not available.

The ketogenic diet has been used since the 1920s as a therapeutic intervention for epilepsy and is still used today for that purpose. In recent years, the keto diet has gained popularity for its potential weight loss benefits, as well as its potential benefits for blood sugar control, brain function, and other health conditions.

However, it is important to note that the keto diet is not suitable for everyone and should be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

How to Make Tiramisu

Here is a recipe for making classic tiramisu:


  • 6 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups strong espresso, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons rum or Marsala wine
  • 24 ladyfingers
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well combined.
  2. Add the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add the mascarpone cheese and beat until well combined.
  6. Fold in the cooled egg mixture until fully incorporated.
  7. In a shallow dish, combine the espresso and rum or Marsala wine.
  8. Dip each ladyfinger briefly into the espresso mixture and arrange them in a single layer in the bottom of an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  9. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  10. Repeat with another layer of dipped ladyfingers and the remaining mascarpone mixture.
  11. Sift the cocoa powder over the top of the tiramisu.
  12. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Note: Tiramisu can also be made with variations such as using whipped egg whites instead of whipped cream or using different types of liquor such as coffee liqueur or amaretto.

How to Make Keto Tiramisu

Here is a recipe for making keto tiramisu:


  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup powdered keto-friendly sweetener
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons brandy or rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder


  1. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks and powdered sweetener until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the heavy cream and mascarpone cheese to the egg yolk mixture and beat until smooth.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture.
  5. In a shallow dish, mix together the coffee, almond milk, brandy or rum, and vanilla extract.
  6. Dip each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture and arrange them in a single layer in an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  7. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  8. Repeat with another layer of dipped ladyfingers and the remaining mascarpone mixture.
  9. Sift the cocoa powder over the top of the tiramisu.
  10. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Note: You can adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more or less powdered sweetener. You can also use different types of keto-friendly sweeteners such as stevia or monk fruit extract.

How to Store Tiramisu

To store tiramisu, follow these steps:

  1. Cover the tiramisu with plastic wrap or foil, making sure that it is tightly sealed.
  2. Refrigerate the tiramisu for up to 3-4 days.
  3. If you plan to store the tiramisu for a longer period of time, you can freeze it instead.
  4. To freeze tiramisu, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then place it in an airtight container or a freezer-safe zip-top bag.
  5. Freeze for up to 1-2 months.
  6. When you’re ready to serve the tiramisu, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.
  7. Before serving, sprinkle some cocoa powder on top if desired.

Note: Tiramisu can become soggy if left in the refrigerator for too long, so it is best to consume it within a few days of making it.

What to Serve with Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a rich and flavorful dessert that pairs well with a variety of beverages and accompaniments. Here are a few options:

  1. Coffee: Tiramisu is traditionally made with coffee and often served with a cup of strong espresso or coffee.
  2. Liqueurs: Tiramisu can also be served with a glass of brandy, Kahlua, amaretto or other liqueurs that complement the flavors of the dessert.
  3. Fruit: Serve a fresh fruit salad or a plate of sliced strawberries, raspberries, or other berries alongside the tiramisu for a refreshing contrast to its richness.
  4. Chocolate: For the ultimate chocolate lover, serve tiramisu with a side of dark chocolate or chocolate truffles.
  5. Biscotti: Serve biscotti or other crunchy cookies on the side to add texture and contrast to the creamy tiramisu.
  6. Wine: A glass of sweet dessert wine like port or moscato pairs well with tiramisu.

Note: Feel free to experiment with different pairings to find the perfect combination that suits your taste.