Light Tiramisu

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

Cook Time:2 hours

Prep Time:20 min

Total Time:2 hours20 min

Servings: 6


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


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.

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

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.

Transfer to individual serving dishes. Chill 2 hours.

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