We all have those foods we instinctually make certain times of year. Maybe it’s the frosted cookies at Christmas? A pumpkin pie in the fall? Perhaps a bright lemony treat at the first sign of spring? I have my own set of knee-jerk baking responses, and one of those popped up this week. After 5 straight days of sunshine and toasty temperature, I knew my body was craving one thing: ICE CREAM. Today, I’m sharing the very first homemade ice cream recipe of 2023, this no-churn tiramisu ice cream. Let’s take a peek.
No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream
We’re no stranger to tiramisu around here. Together, we’ve conquered classic tiramisu, a petite chocolate tiramisu, a tiramisu layer cake, cream puffs, and even a wildly random raspberry tiramisu. (Pssst, you can find all of those recipes HERE!) So to say we like coffee, cheesy recipes around here might be an understatement, okay? Still, somehow we have managed several years of blog relationship (which, just so you know, it the very best kind of online friendship) without a tiramisu ice cream.
So why tiramisu ice cream? Let me break it down for you in terms of pairing.
Mascarpone and sugar? Best friends. Coffee and chocolate? Soulmates. Coffee and Cream? HELLO, PERFECTION! Tiramisu ice cream is like the spunky younger sister to a traditional tiramisu, and if I’m wrong, I don’t want to be right. It’s just meant to be!
How to Make No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream
So, let’s talk about how to make this no-churn tiramisu ice cream. First, we start with the ice cream base. If you’re new to no-churn ice cream, you should check out my tutorial on it first! Most no-churns start with sweetened condensed milk and whipping cream. From there, the possibilities are endless! By adding cocoa powder, fruit or caramel sauces, even nuts, sprinkles, and other mix-ins, you can chance the flavor of the ice cream base to be whatever your heart desires! In this case, we want to capture the mascarpone and cocoa flavors of tiramisu. So half of our base will be mascarpone flavored, and the other half will be mocha. Whip those two flavors up with a hand mixer and then begin on the ladyfingers.
For the cakey cookie mix-ins, we take chopped ladyfingers (soft or hard are fine) and quickly dip them in a coffee or espresso sweetened with sugar. Begin spoon dollops of your two ice cream flavors into a freezer-safe dish, tossing in a few drenched ladyfingers as you go. Once done, swirl the ice cream if desired and pop the pan into a freezer to firm up overnight. I like to dust the top with a little cocoa powder, you know, to pay homage to classic tiramisu, and then spoon out scoops to enjoy. And enjoy it you will. Promise.
Give this no-churn tiramisu ice cream a try once you start hankering for an early summery treat. You won’t be disappointed. Happy Saturday, y’all!
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No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream
This No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream is made with mascarpone cheese, ladyfinger cookies, and espresso- the perfect ice cream for coffee lovers!
- Prep Time: 15
- Total Time: 360
- Yield: 1 Quart
- Category: Dessert
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- ½ cup cocoa powder, divided
- 2 tablespoons espresso powder or instant coffee
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee, hot
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups chopped ladyfinger cookies (from about 8 cookies)
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, divided out half of the sweetened condensed milk (7 ounces) and half of the mascarpone cheese (4 ounces) and stir to combine them with ¼ cup cocoa powder and the espresso powder. Pour in 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and, using the whisk attachment, whip on medium speed until it thickens and fluffs to a cloud-like consistency. Scrape the mixture into a separate bowl and set aside.
- Combine the remaining sweetened condensed milk and mascarpone cheese in the bowl of the mixer and stir to combine. Pour in the remaining heavy whipping cream and whip on medium speed until the mixture thickens and fluffs to a cloud-like consistency.
- Pour the hot coffee and 2 tablespoons of sugar into a shallow bowl and stir to combine, dissolving the sugar. Begin spooning alternating scoops of the two ice cream mixtures into a large bread pan of freezer-safe container, stopping once about 1/3 of the way full. Quickly dip several small chunks of ladyfingers in the coffee mixture and scatter them into the pan. Resume spooning the two ice cream mixtures into the pan, stopping to add more soaked ladyfinger pieces as desired. Continue this process until all of the ladyfingers and ice crema have been added to the pan. Smooth the ice cream in the pan and then use a sifter to dust the top with the remaining cocoa powder as desired. Cover the dish and allow the mixture to freeze in the freezer until set, about 6 hours or overnight. Enjoy!