Happy Valentine’s Day!! Can I just tell you that it has been a very long Beth Week. Our 10th wedding anniversary was on Sunday, Beth turned 24 again on Tuesday, and today is Valentine’s Day. After a week of planning surprises and special stuff for my sweetie, I am just a wreck! Still, I didn’t want to just phone it in for Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, International Delight Light Iced Coffee was here to help me make a velvety, luscious tiramisu for my darling while saving me a little extra effort. Together, we not only lightened up the effort; we lightened up the whole dessert!
Just because we are watching what we are eating doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy a little treat from time to time. Still, we do have to watch what we are putting into it our desserts. The International Delight Light Iced Coffee help me to make a pretty quick take on tiramisu with a little bit of calorie savings as well. On top of that, if you are a regular reader, you know that Beth is not overly fond of coffee of any sort. So, while the texture of tiramisu may be something that she can get into, the flavor, even the smell, has always turned her away from it. With that in mind, I picked the Mocha flavor and integrated that into the marscapone cheese so that we got barely a hint of the coffee, just enough to enhance the chocolate throughout the rest of the dish.
And yes, there is plenty of chocolate. In addition to the mocha in with the marscapone, I added a fair amount of cocoa powder and then whisked it until it was light and fluffy. I also made a double strength hot chocolate, sweetened with a little powdered sugar. I drizzled that over cubes of pound cake (not lady fingers, I know, but trust me, you won’t put this down!). I topped the drizzled pound cake with marscapone mixture and grated some dark chocolate right on top. Beth could hardly taste the coffee flavor and definitely was not turning down a second bite! For me, I was in heaven with a great big serving of the tiramisu and a glass of the International Delight Light Iced Coffee over ice. YUM!!
Individual Mocha Tiramisu
1 cup milk
9 Tbsp cocoa powder, divided
3 Tbsp powdered sugar
8 oz marscapone cheese
1/2 cup Mocha Flavored International Delight Light Iced Coffee
1 lb frozen pound cake, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
dark chocolate squares for grating
Heat milk over medium heat. Add 6 Tbsp cocoa powder and whisk until completely combined. Turn off heat and allow to cool completely. Once cool, stir in powdered sugar until completely dissolved. Pour into a container and refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large mixing bowl, combine marscapone, coffee drink, and 3 Tbsp cocoa powder. Whisk until thoroughly combined and continue whisking until the mixture begins to thicken, resembling a thick whipped cream. Scoop into a container and refrigerate until ready to use.
To assemble: Add pound cake cubes to an individual serving bowl or glass. Drizzle chocolate mixture over the pound cake. Top with marscapone mixture. Grate dark chocolate over the top. Dig in and enjoy!
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My husband absolutely LOVES tiramisu! Well done!
Sara @ The Football Wife says
Your tiramisu looks so good! I wish my husband was handy in the kitchen, but until then I guess I’ll have to try this recipe out for myself. 🙂
never tried tiramisu but it looks amazing!
Whitney @ It's Gravy, Baby! says
I’ve never made Tiramisu, but you made it seem easy and it looks delicious!
Looks delicious! I am going to try this recipe
the word tiramisu evokes the thought fattening! but this is tremendous and looks so good! It’s a must do!
Amy Orvin says
I have never tried Tiramisu but would love to try it. It looks and sounds very good.
Carolyn A Colley says
I’m not a coffee drinker, but my son would really like this.
saminder gumer says
i love tiramisu. it is amazing when prepared correctly. this sounds great and i will try it sometime this month. thanks.
Jennifer Marie says
yum that looks tasty! Thanks for the idea!
Sarah L says
That’s an easy recipe – even I could do it. Thanks.
This is my daughter’s favorite dessert. I am going to make this for her Birthday! thank you for the “skinny ” version!
Rich Hicks says
never heard of this before but from the looks of it….I will have two!
s riches says
Tiramisu is something new to me but it looks very tasty.
This sounds so yummy and easy to make, thanks!
Lori S. says
great idea- this looks delicious!
michelle oakley warner says
omg that is the best, thank you so much for great recipe, i love teramasu, thanks a bunch