The perfect recipe for tiramisu without alcohol (2024)

Without alcohol and still just as tasty as the classic tiramisu. Prepared with bitter almond flavor and egg whites. Small portion for 2-4 servings.

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For me, there is definitely no need for alcohol in sweets and desserts. I don't particularly like the taste of alcohol and, if at all, I drink a glass of champagne, wine or co*cktails. And when chocolate has alcohol added to it, I shudder! The only exception is tiramisu, although there are very big differences. Because I love the almond flavor in tiramisu, but if it burns my throat because there is so much Amaretto or brandy in the soaked ladyfingers, then I don't like it at all.

During my pregnancy, I missed tiramisu so much, especially when we were eating out and I wasn't allowed to order my one beloved dessert. Tiramisu cannot be consumed during pregnancy for two reasons. On the one hand there is the raw egg, which is used in tiramisu and poses a risk for salmonella, and then of course there is the alcohol. Well, I got through that time and went without my beloved tiramisu for 9 months.

But now that our little one has been around for a while and I'm still breastfeeding, I had such a great need for normality and a real craving for delicious tiramisu. And since the raw eggs no longer pose a risk to the unborn child, the only option is alcohol.

And so I came up with an alternative plan and developed a recipe that tastes just as good as the classic tiramisu, but doesn't contain a drop of alcohol. Perfect for anyone who avoids alcohol for various reasons. Breastfeeding mothers and older children can enjoy a large portion of this tiramisu without alcohol with a clear conscience.

But how do I achieve that great, special Tiramisu taste without using Amaretto (almond liqueur)?

It's much easier than expected, the little insider tip for perfect tiramisu without alcohol is to use bitter almond flavor. Just a few drops and a great and intense almond aroma develops, which brings with it a light marzipan note.
If I hadn't prepared it myself, I wouldn't have thought that anything was prepared differently about this tiramisu. Sure, it tastes a little sweeter and the slightly burning note of the amaretto doesn't come through, but I didn't miss that at all!

I love the recipe for this alcohol-free tiramisu because:

  • It tastes so incredibly delicious and I didn't want to stop eating it
  • I can generally avoid alcohol in sweet dishes
  • Do not currently want to consume alcohol while breastfeeding, without exception
  • Tiramisu with bitter almond flavor is super easy to prepare
  • Depending on the dosage of espresso, it can also be eaten by children
  • It can be so wonderfully prepared the day before

The 250 g portion of mascarpone is definitely small and suitable as a dessert for a maximum of 4 people. So if you're expecting visitors, just double the ingredients. From my experience I say that espresso and cocoa don't need to be doubled, they are actually always enough for twice the amount, but you've probably already had your own experience with that.

It's easy to misjudge the amount of bitter almond aroma drops. How can such a small drop provide such an intense taste? But you are really mistaken. I recommend not using more than ½ bottle of bitter almond flavor per 500 g of mascarpone. It's best to try with less first and if that's not enough for you, then next time you can simply tap the bottle a little more often. To get a particularly intense taste, I let the tiramisu sit in the fridge overnight, so I have the perfect taste and intense aroma without a drop of almond liqueur.

The sugared ladyfingers and the added sugar make the tiramisu a little sweeter. If you don't like it that sweet, then simply reduce the sugar in the cream. I used the entire egg and used the yolk for the mascarpone and beat the egg whites into egg whites and then folded them into the mascarpone.

Although I have a great fully automatic coffee machine, I still mixed the espresso with instant powder simply because I still had some escalated from mineChristmas bakingand it is great for baking and preparing desserts.

You will also find tiramisu without alcohol great if:

  • you are also crazy about tiramisu
  • generally don't drink alcohol or
  • you prefer to prepare desserts without alcohol
  • love the taste of marzipan
  • You've always ordered tiramisu as the only dessert in the restaurant
  • I prefer to prepare simple recipes
  • want to enjoy the tiramisu with the whole family (note my tip about using espresso)
  • you are currently looking for the perfect desserts.

I'm always so happy when I see my recipes being tried out and even more so when you enjoy them as much as I do.
If you bake the cake, I would be happy if you linked me in the photo and the hashtag#simplypaintinguse.

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Ingenious recipe for tiramisu without alcohol

Without alcohol and still just as tasty as the classic tiramisu. Prepared with bitter almond flavor and egg whites. Small portion for 2-4 servings.



  • 100 ml Espresso called
  • 2+3 drops Bittermandelaroma
  • 2 Owner
  • 2 HE Zucker
  • 1 parcel vanilla sugar
  • 250 g Mascarpone
  • 2 HE Cocoa
  • 1-2 Packs Ladyfingers


  • Prepare the espresso and let it cool. Add 2 drops of bitter almond flavor.

  • Separate the eggs. Beat the egg whites into egg whites, use a whisk to mix the egg yolks in a larger bowl with the sugar, vanilla sugar and 3 more drops of bitter almond flavoring. Stir the mascarpone and then the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.

  • Place half of the ladyfingers in a suitable bowl and drizzle with espresso. Spread some of the mascarpone cream over the ladyfingers and place another layer of ladyfingers on top and also drizzle with espresso. Now spread the remaining cream over it, smooth it out and use a sieve to spread the cocoa powder over it.

  • Cover the finished tiramisu and leave it in the fridge for a few hours or ideally overnight.

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