This decadent dip tastes just like the classic tiramisu dessert and is served with delicate ladyfinger cookies for dipping. Ready in less than 10 minutes!

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Tiramisu Dip! Love tiramisu but don't have the time! This dip is the solution! It's a decadent dip that tastes just like a tiramisu dessert but made in less than 10 minutes. Have all the taste without all the trouble! |

About Tiramisu Dip

Well, you guys, I think it’s official:

I am obsessed with dessert dips.

Like, shamelessly infatuated with creamy sweets that I can dunk cookies and graham crackers in.

It’s probably due to all the creamy sweets and the cookies involved.

Just a guess.

So let’s tally all these dips up:

I started off with Cookie Dough Dip, moved on to Apple Brickle Dip with Chocolate Bits, and my last endeavor was Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip with White Chocolate Graham Crackers (yeesh, longest recipe name ever).

I love all of these dips, but if any of them had a flaw, it would probably be their common ingredient: cream cheese. And I have absolutely nothing against cream cheese – cream cheese makes some of my favorite foods possible – it’s just that, well, cream cheese has a very dominating flavor. If something has cream cheese in it, you’ll just know, because there’s no denying the trademark tart bite that comes with it.

… And that brings me to exactly why I’m so excited about this dip, because it doesn’t use cream cheese.

At all.

How to make tiramisu dip.

True to its namesake, the fluffy and creamy texture of the dip comes from classic tiramisu ingredients like mascarpone cheese and heavy cream.

Sugar is added to give the dip some sweetness, plus a dash of Kahlua for that boozy coffee taste, and then cocoa powder is sprinkled on top to finish it off.

Voilà. you now have the perfect dip for dipping ladyfinger cookies. This dip is also very very light and not too sweet, making it an easy crowd pleaser.

And it’s also very addicting. I should know, because this dip didn’t last very long after these photos were taken…  and I was home alone that day. By obsession is clearly still in full swing.

Even still, I can’t wait to serve this at our next get together. Hopefully our guests will save me from myself by eating it all before I can, because this tiramisu dip has to be my favorite dessert dip yet!

How long can you leave out a dessert dip?

Whenever you serve a dip for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.

For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature, which is how this dip will be served.

As the party goes on, you can move your dip back to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.

How to make a dip that tastes like tiramisu dip.

Do you have to use mascarpone cheese?

Other readers have also asked for an alternative to the mascarpone cheese, as they love tiramisu but dislike mascarpone…  but I gotta be honest with you here:

Most traditional tiramisu recipes are made with mascarpone cheese.

You might find some variations, but from what I’ve read, mascarpone cheese tends to be a tiramisu staple. So if you love tiramisu but are unsure about mascarpone, invite a few friends over and give this dip a try as it’s written. I promise the taste will be very similar to the tiramisu0 you already love. And if not? Your friends can help you eat what’s left.

Notes & tips for this carrot cake dip

  • For this recipe, I highly recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This recipe would be difficult to make by hand with a whisk.

More fun dessert dips

Recipe Details

Tiramisu Dip! Love tiramisu but don't have the time! This dip is the solution! It's a decadent dip that tastes just like a tiramisu dessert but made in less than 10 minutes. Have all the taste without all the trouble! |
4.62 from 21 votes

Tiramisu Dip

10 minutes prep
208 kcal
Yields: 8 servings
This decadent dip tastes just like the classic tiramisu dessert and is served with delicate ladyfinger cookies for dipping. Ready in less than 10 minutes!



  • Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + large bowl), whip mascarpone cheese on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
    1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • Keeping speed on medium high, add heavy whipping cream, granulated sugar, and Kahlua to bowl. Mix for another 2 minutes or until dip can keep shape. Be careful not to overmix.
    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon Kahlua
  • Scoop dip into serving bowls and dust the top with cocoa powder.
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Serve immediately with lady finger cookies for dipping.
    ladyfinger cookies


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Calcium: 49mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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    • Sam

    Ohhhhh myyyy gosh. I am pinning this immediately and making it for my next party..I can’t believe the ingredients list is so short (that is always promising to me). This looks fabulous – I think I may have to jump on your train of dessert dips. YUM. I got here from the Merry Monday link party – so great to link with you!

    • Thanks Sam! And thanks for visiting 😀

    • Miz Helen

    I love Tiramisu this looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Katie

    Wow this looks seriously awesome! Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, what a quick and easy variation on that Italian favorite, thanks for sharing!

    • Celeste

    Ok, not only does this sound amazing, but it will possibly satisfy my son’s endless nagging to make Tiramisu! 😉 I can’t wait to try it.

    • Anna @annaDishes

    Ooooooh, sounds scrumptious! What a fun idea.

    • Samantha Milligan

    Literally drooling at my desk! This looks AMAZING! Definitely going to be trying this soon!

    • Ashley

    YUM! I love tiramisu and this would be such an easy (and delicious!) way to enjoy those flavors.

    • Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    This looks fantastic! No cookie needed – I’d just use a spoon! Yum!

    • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    Tiramisu is one of my all-time favorite desserts – this dip version sounds soooo good!

    • Katalina @ Peas & Peonies

    I think you are become the OMG AMAZING DIPS queen 🙂 Like I can just take a spoon and eat all of this, and lick he bowl clean!

    • Cori

    yum!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Oana@AdoreFoods

    Such an amazingly good looking dip! I can only imagine how delicious it tastes!

    • Debra @ Bowl Me Over

    Oh my, this looks amazing and quite fabulous! Love the short ingredient list and how easy it is to put together. YAY!

    • Trish – Mom On Timeout

    LOVE! I would definitely need my own bowl of these so I could just dive right in 🙂 Looks so easy too!

    • dixya @ food, pleasure, and health

    tiramisu is one of my favorite dessert in general so this will certainly be loved and made soon!

    • I agree on the tiramisu – best indulgent dessert! If you make it, I hope it turns out great!

    • Des @ Life’s Ambrosia

    I have really got to try one of these dessert dips. I see them popping up all over the place. This looks like a great place to start!

    • I think dessert recipes are worth the hype, but I’m probably a little biased 😀 If you try this one, I hope you like it!

    • Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago

    Love this! Tiramisu is such a wonderful dessert, but I don’t make it often. This is such a quick & easy alternative!

    • I’m the same way – this is a great alternative to get your fix without all the work.

    • Emily

    Tiramisu in tip form is nothing short of genius! I love this idea, perfect for dinner parties all year long!

    • Vicky @ Avocdo Pesto

    You certainly have made a lot of dips! This is one I particularly would love to try making!

    • Thanks Vicky! This one is definitely the best so far 😀

    • Karin Rambo

    This looks so good!! I’ll for sure have to give it a go!

    • Thanks Karin! If you try it, I’d love to hear how it turns out 😀