Tiramisu-Inspired Trifle

Tiramisu-Inspired Trifle

Tiramisu-Inspired Trifle

Camille Verdier
Tiramisu is an Italian dessert, traditionally made with ladyfinger biscuits dipped in coffee, followed by a cream layer, and topped with cocoa powder. It sometimes also involves liquor like Marsala wine or Amaretto. For this recipe, we wanted to create a super quick vegan version inspired by the Italian classic, featuring almond extract that mirrors the almond taste of Amaretto.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tsp 4 g espresso powder
  • ¼ cup 60 mL boiling water
  • cup 80 mL cold water
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup 240 g plain vegan cream cheese†
  • cup 80 mL sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • 1 tsp 5 mL pure vanilla extract
  • 12 digestive cookies
  • 1 tsp 2 g cocoa powder


  • In a small bowl, dissolve the espresso powder in the boiling water. Then add the cold water and almond extract and mix again.
  • To a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Use a electric hand mixer to mix until smooth.
  • Break one or two cookies into a few pieces, dropping them into the espresso mixture. Then immediately scoop it out and transfer it to the bottom of your serving cup. Use a spoon to crush the cookies in the cup.
  • Spread a layer of cream (about 3 Tbsp) on top, followed by some more cookie pieces that have been dipped in the espresso mixture.
  • Add a final layer of cream, and then sift some cocoa powder on top. Enjoy right away, or let it chill for 1 hour in the fridge to let the flavours meld.
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