Light Tiramisu



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    2hr 20min

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Not a real tiramisu actually, but a lighter, yet rich, creamy and delicious creme, inspired by the flavors found in the classic Italian dessert. See more at


  • 2 Tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 1 Tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1 Cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 Cup light cream cheese
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


Step 1

  • Place amaretto liqueur and espresso powder in a small bowl and mix with a fork. This would allow the powder to dissolve in the liquid.

Step 2

  • Place cheeses in another bowl. Microwave 30 seconds to bring them to room temperature.

Step 3

  • Using a spatula, transfer cheeses and amaretto/espresso mixture to food processor bowl. Add the powdered sugar. Process 2 minutes, stopping once to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula, until light and creamy and very smooth.

Step 4

  • Transfer to individual serving dishes. Chill 2 hours.

Step 5

  • When ready to serve, dust with cocoa powder (dust through a strainer for light coverage). Serve immediately.