Are you looking for easy vegan desserts? This Vegan Tiramisu brings all the flavors of the traditional dessert but without the dairy. It’s a great recipe to make with the kids the day before.
Tiramisu is an Italian dessert that is one of the most popular desserts that’s loved around the world. We’ve removed the dairy from the traditional recipe and have created a Vegan Tiramisu that rivals the traditional recipe.
For more vegan dessert ideas, you might like our Vegan Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse Recipe or this Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe.
How to make this Vegan Tiramisu
Traditional tiramisu uses mascarpone cheese or cream cheese. To make our vegan tiramisu, we’ve used soft almond dessert tofu. This popular Asian dish is made from almond milk, agar-agar, and sugar. Traditional almond tofu is vegan, but there are variations that use gelatin. It’s best to check the ingredients to be sure that you’re using the agar-based almond tofu.
Here are a few tips to help you make this recipe:
Plan ahead — this vegan tiramisu needs to be refrigerated overnight
This tiramisu tastes the best once it’s had time for the flavors to marry. If you are planning to serve it for dessert after dinner, you could make it first thing in the morning and leave it in the refrigerator for the day. Alternatively, make it the day before.
If you can’t find vegan ladyfingers, you can use sponge cake instead
Ladyfingers sometimes contain animal products. If you can’t find vegan ladyfingers, you can use strips of sponge cake instead.
You might like to try our Delicious Vegan Birthday Cake Recipe
Use a spatula to break up the almond tofu and mix until smooth
At first, the almond tofu might not look like it’s going to become smooth. Keep mixing it with the sugar until you get a smooth cheese-like consistency.
Layer the ladyfingers and almond tofu mix until finished
Start with a layer of ladyfingers and sprinkle the coffee on top (be careful not to sprinkle too much otherwise the ladyfingers will be soggy). They spread a layer of the almond tofu mix and cover with ladyfingers. Make sure that the last layer is almond tofu.
Sprinkle the cocoa over the top layer of almond tofu mix
For the final touch, sprinkle the cocoa quite liberally over the top layer. As the tiramisu refrigerates, it will soak into the almond tofu.
- 1 cup soft almond tofu dessert
- 1 t vanilla
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup strong coffee, divided
- 12 vegan Ladyfingers
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- In a bowl, mix the tofu with the vanilla and sugar until smooth.
- Sprinkle some of the coffee on top.
- In a bowl or casserole dish, place a layer of Ladyfingers on the bottom and cover with half the tofu mixture.
- Cover the tofu layer with Ladyfingers and sprinkle coffee on top.
- Cover the Ladyfingers with the remaining tofu mixture.
- Sprinkle with cocoa powder and refrigerate overnight or for 8 hours.