Italian Grandma Approved: Authentic Tiramisu Recipe

They say that every bite of Tiramisu carries the whispers of Italy – the aroma of espresso-drenched ladyfingers and the velvety layers of mascarpone speak of generations of passion for good food. This Authentic Tiramisu recipe is a direct inheritance from Italian grandmothers, perfected over time, and shared from heart to heart.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 24-30 ladyfinger cookies
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, grated


  1. Begin by whipping the heavy cream, 1/4 cup sugar, and vanilla extract together until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the mascarpone cheese until smooth and well combined.
  2. Dip each ladyfinger into the brewed coffee, making sure not to soak them. Arrange a layer of dipped ladyfingers at the bottom of your serving dish.
  3. Spoon half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers, spreading it evenly. Repeat with another layer of dipped ladyfingers and mascarpone mixture.
  4. Combine cocoa powder and grated dark chocolate. Dust the top of the tiramisu with this mixture.
  5. Refrigerate the tiramisu for at least 4 hours, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Yields: 8 servings

A classic Italian dessert, Tiramisu is a rich and creamy indulgence that captures the essence of Italy in each bite.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 290; Total Fat: 19g; Carbohydrates: 24g; Protein: 4g;

Every spoonful of this Tiramisu is a journey through cobblestone streets, bustling markets, and the warmth of a nonna’s kitchen. It’s not just a dessert; it’s a piece of Italy that you can create and savor in the comfort of your own home. Share this recipe with loved ones, and let the tradition continue – from the heart of an Italian grandma to your table, with love.

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