This tiramisu latte coffee recipe is one of the most luxurious coffees you can have! It will remind you of your favorite desserts but in coffee form. It has a strongly brewed coffee base with an airy mascarpone cream on top and a dusting of cocoa powder. From now on, you’ll find yourself skipping the coffee shop and making this super simple yet impressive drink at home!
This is the best tiramisu coffee recipe.
If you are like me and absolutely love tiramisu then this coffee recipe is for you! Unlike a more basic traditional tiramisu recipe, this one takes a family favorite and transforms it completely. From a creamy and decadent dessert to the most luxurious variations of tiramisu. “The Tiramisu Latte” or “Tiramisu coffee” I should say!
This recipe has been around for a while on social media with some people using raw eggs and some not. I personally chose to make it egg-free and instead have the mascarpone filling be the star of the show. I know many people can be intimidated by raw eggs so I decided to omit those.
What does a Tiramisu latte taste like?
This coffee has hints of chocolate in the base drink and is topped with a sweet, creamy, milky whipped mascarpone topping that your tastebuds will be obsessed with. So it’s pretty much a chocolatey espresso drink with creamy foam on top.
Why you need to make this recipe!
- This is a different yet delicious coffee that will remind you of your favorite desserts.
- You won’t need any raw egg yolks or egg whites to make this delicious coffee.
- It’s the perfect creation for coffee lovers combining a delicious dessert and coffee at the same time.
- If you’re a fan of tiramisu and want to elevate your coffee game then this is totally for you!
Ingredients for this tiramisu latte recipe
Here are the simple ingredients you will need to make this tiramisu dessert coffee recipe. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Espresso shots- We are using a double shot of espresso for this latte recipe but the best part is that you can really adjust it to fit your own specific taste. Do more, or do less depending on your taste.
- Cocoa powder
- Milk- I used 2% milk but feel free to use whole milk, oat milk, soy milk, almond milk, or any other milk you prefer.
- Sugar or simple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Heavy cream
- Powdered sugar
- Cocoa powder- The cocoa powder will bring out more of those flavors of tiramisu when paired with strong coffee! We use it both in the coffee itself as well as on top of the heavy whipping cream, mascarpone cheese foam.
You can decorate your drink with chocolate shavings, unsweetened cocoa powder, a dusting of espresso powder on top, or even a pirouette cookie or Ladyfinger cookies.
How to make this delicious tiramisu coffee recipe?
This is how you can make this rich mascarpone cream coffee. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Add your cocoa powder to a serving mug then top it with the freshly brewed espresso. This will allow the cocoa powder to bloom, meaning it will dissolve better and bring out even more of a coffee flavor.
- Top the espresso mixture with sugar or simple syrup to sweeten it to your liking then top with steamed milk.
- In a small measuring cup add the heavy cream, mascarpone, vanilla extract, and a little simple syrup and froth using a handheld frother or hand mixer.
- Pour the airy cream on top of the coffee, decorate as you wish, and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
Can I make this drink iced as well?
Absolutely! Instead of using espresso shots, you can use cold brew coffee served over ice and topped with the mascarpone custard.
You can also make it into a latte by pouring the espresso over the cocoa powder in a tall glass, adding in ice, and milk, then top with the whipped mascarpone cream. Of course, add some simple syrup to the drink itself if you like your drink a little sweeter.
Can I turn this into an alcoholic drink?
We get it adult life is tough and sometimes you want a little pick me up that also serves as a way to get lit! In this case, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of Kahlua Liqueur or any dark rum to your coffee to really give it the vibe of a real tiramisu. This is the perfect drink to make on the weekends when you’re hosting friends and family (adults of course)
Can I use instant coffee for this recipe?
Yes! A great way to enjoy this drink without having to have an espresso machine is by using instant coffee.
All you would have to do is mix some instant coffee with ¼ cup of hot water and make it as you would using espresso shots.
How to store any leftover whipped mascarpone cream?
If you have any leftovers you can place them in an airtight container like a mason jar and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. The texture might need to be re-whipped to become airy again before adding to your coffee.
The best Tiramisu coffee recipe
The Best Tiramisu latte recipe
For the Coffee Base:
- 2 espresso shots cooled
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1-2 teaspoon granulated sugar adjust to taste, or simple syrup
- ⅔ cup steamed milk
For the Creamy Tiramisu Layer:
For Assembly and Garnish:
- Ladyfinger biscuits Savoiardi
- Cocoa powder for dusting
- Chocolate shavings or grated chocolate for dusting
- a splash of coffee liqueur Optional, like Kahlúa
- Add your cocoa powder to a serving mug then top it with the freshly brewed espresso. This will allow the cocoa powder to bloom, meaning it will dissolve better and bring out even more of a coffee flavor.2 espresso shots, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Top the espresso mixture with sugar or simple syrup to sweeten it to your liking then top with steamed milk.1-2 teaspoon granulated sugar, ⅔ cup steamed milk
- In a small measuring cup add the heavy cream, mascarpone, vanilla extract, milk, and sweetened condensed milk and froth using a handheld frother or hand mixer.¼ cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon mascarpone cheese, 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ tablespoon milk
- Pour the airy tiramisu cream on top of the coffee, decorate as you wish, and enjoy!Ladyfinger biscuits, Cocoa powder, Chocolate shavings or grated chocolate
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