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Tiramisu Dip

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10 minutes is all you need to whip up this delicious Tiramisu Dessert Dip!

Much quicker than an original Tiramisu Cake, you can enjoy all mascarpone flavors and coffee in a quick and easy dip. 

tiramisu dip on a plate surrounded by cookies.

Why you will love this Dessert Dip Recipe

Made with instant coffee granules, heavy whipping cream, and mascarpone cheese, this dip is creamy and thick, perfect for vanilla wafers and ladyfingers.

Italian-based, this super popular coffee-flavored dessert is great to serve for holidays and parties. Traditional tiramisu, a classic dessert and sweet treat, is made new again in dip form and requires no raw eggs.

Anyone can make this! Unlike complicated dessert recipes that require baking and careful planning, this mix-and-done dip is so kitchen-friendly that even a child can assist!


  • Heavy whipping cream – Heavy whipping cream is typically by creamers and half and half in the store.  
  • Instant coffee granules – Get INSTANT coffee and not regular coffee granules. They usually come in a small can. You do not need espresso powder as it may prove too strong in the dip. 
  • Mascarpone cheese – A super-rich and soft cheese. As a side note, mascarpone also goes excellent with dipping apples. While you may be tempted to change it out for regular cream cheese, these two ingredients are vastly different. To get the most real tiramisu flavor, do not substitute. 

  • Powdered sugar – Powdered sugar is the soft dusty sugar known as confectioner sugar. 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting – You won’t need too much of this; it’s mainly a slight flavor to decorate the top of the dip. 
  • Alternative ingredient – If only serving to adults, add a splash of rum or amaretto.
  • Serve with –  Vanilla wafer cookies, apple slices, animal crackers, chocolate roll cookies, or ladyfingers. 
step by step on how to make 5 minute dessert dip.

How to make Tiramisu Dip 

  1. Add heavy cream and instant coffee to a stand mixer and beat until combined well, about a minute.
  2. Add mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and high-quality vanilla extract.
  3. Beat on low until combined, increase speed to high, and beat for 3-5 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  4. Pour the mascarpone mixture into the serving bowl and dust with cocoa powder before serving.
  5. Refrigerate, covered in an airtight container, until ready to serve. 
easy dessert dip recipe

How long can dessert dip be left out? 

When serving at a party, food safety is always important. You do not want your dip to reach room temperature, usually 2 hours. I would highly recommend placing the dessert bowl in another bowl of ice to keep the dip colder longer. 

Can I replace the coffee? 

You can use decaf coffee if caffeine is a concern. 

fluffy creamy dessert dip.
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Tiramisu Dip with Mascarpone

Prep Time 10 minutes
Creamy Tiramisu Dip, made with instant coffee and Mascarpone cheese, contains classic Tiramisu cake flavors in a dip form.


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp. instant coffee granules
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting


  • Add heavy whipping cream and instant coffee to a mixer and beat until combined well, about a minute.
  • Add mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract to the mixture. Beat on low until all ingredients are combined.
  • Increase speed to high and beat for an additional 3-5 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  • Pour tiramisu dip into a serving bowl and sprinkle top with cocoa powder before serving.
  • Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. 


Serve dip with ladyfingers, vanilla wafers, or chocolate rolled cookies. Fruits, like apples and strawberries, are also a great idea. 
Instant coffee (not regular coffee) must be used. Decaf is fine.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 189mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

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