September 03, 2013

Skinny Tiramisu

Coffee lovers rejoice at this traditional Italian dessert, which I just served at Father's Day dinner. I was never a Tiramisu lover but this recipe had me converted. Super easy to make, you can make these skinny treats ahead of time and have them at the ready.
Skinny Tiramisu

Serves 6

  • 1 block of low-fat cream cheese (450 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons of Mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of low-fat plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup of stevia or xylitol + 1 tablespoon  
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of fresh coffee or espresso
  • 1 tablespoon of Tia Maria, Kahlua or Amaretto
  • 12 Italian sponge fingers
  • 1 small block of sugar-free dark chocolate
  1. In a high speed blender or electric mixer, blend together the cream cheese, mascarpone cheese and greek yoghurt together. Add the vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of stevia/xylitol and mix until combined. 
  2. Take out 6 martini or round champagne glasses, tea cups or small ramekins.
  3. Put of dollop of the cream mixture into each serving cup or glass.
  4. Add the alcohol and 1 tablespoon of sweetener into the coffee in a small bowl.
  5. Dip each sponge finger into the coffee mixture and put two into each glass.
  6. Top with the remaining cream mixture.
  7. Finish off each tiramisu with grated dark chocolate. 
  8. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to set.

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