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Hi friends!

Hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend!

We had fun – bbq, soccer, and fireworks! The show was spectacular!

Ana freaked out a time or two, but we got through it. Those Boomers really frightened her. wlEmoticon smile Tiramisu Ice Cream

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This was one of those, “Get me out of here!!!” moments.

Last week I mentioned that I found ladyfingers (a real tough item to find around here) for 99 cents a box. I bought all the boxes that were left on the shelf.

Since then I have made a Tiramisu cake three times.

I also made Tiramisu Ice Cream.

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After some trial and error, I think I made the best Tiramisu ice cream you will ever have! I know, that sounds like I’m trying to sell it, BUT it really is delicious!

There’s a hint of chocolate, a bigger hint of booze, and just a dash of espresso coffee. And it’s frozen and creamy!

One more thing… please, if you can, be my guest and photograph ice cream outside when it’s 90 degrees. Then let me know how it goes. wlEmoticon winkingsmile Tiramisu Ice Cream 

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Tiramisu Ice Cream

You will need:

  • 1 tub (8 oz.) mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons disaronno amaretto
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup espresso
  • 1 square (1 oz.) Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate
  • 8 ladyfingers + more for serving (optional)


  • In a food processor, or blender, bring together the mascarpone cheese, milk, disaronno amaretto, sugar, and salt.
  • Puree until the mixture is blended and smooth.
  • Put the mixture in the fridge for an hour.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • In the meantime prepare the espresso and chop up the chocolate square.
  • When the espresso coffee is done, drop in the chocolate bits and stir until melted.
  • In the last 5 minutes of freezing, and while the ice cream is churning, pour the espresso into the ice cream one teaspoon at a time.
  • When you are finished with the espresso, drop in the ladyfingers, one at a time. (Optional)
  • Turn off the machine and transfer the ice cream to an airtight container.
  • Put the ice cream in the freezer for another 4 hours, or until firm.
  • Top with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings before serving.
  • Makes 1.5 quarts.

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  1. Mrs. Jen B September 1, 2011 at 11:56 AM - Reply

    Oh I can only imagine how tough it was to get those photos! Good job, though :)

  2. Feast on the Cheap July 14, 2011 at 3:14 PM - Reply

    That third photo looks like a flower…a delicious tiramisu flower….

  3. Elaine July 11, 2011 at 9:29 PM - Reply

    This looks fabulous!

  4. hobby baker July 11, 2011 at 3:09 PM - Reply

    O M G. It isn’t even done churning and this ice cream is SO fabulous! I used 2T amaretto and 1T Godiva chocolate liqueur. I had four ladyfingers left over from a tiramisu I made last month so I chunked them up as a perfect add in for the ice cream. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!

    • Kate@Diethood July 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM - Reply

      Yaaay!! :) Isn’t it the best?! I looove that ice cream. I made it again this past weekend. :)

  5. Matt July 11, 2011 at 11:11 AM - Reply

    I found this the other day and told my wife we were making it, and so we did this weekend. It was out of this world, totally tasted just like tiramisu! I only encountered one small hiccup, thought I’d share. I added the lady fingers to the mix in the last 5 minutes, and because I am very literal when following directions, I dropped them in whole. They started to jam the machine, so I had to turn it off for a second and break them up into smaller, manageable pieces. Lucky for me I added them slowly, so I only had 2 in there before I realized it. Once I broke them up, it worked great. Oh, and if you are an evening (before bed) ice cream eater like us, you may want to consider replacing the esspresso with strong decaf. I didn’t try it with decaf, because again, I wanted to do it just as is the first time.

    5 starts out of 5 though, amazing ice cream. If you have an ice cream maker, you should make this. If you don’t, go buy one, and make it.

    • Kate@Diethood July 11, 2011 at 11:42 AM - Reply

      Hi Matt!! Thank you so much for sharing! I am sooooo glad you loved it!!

  6. Firefly July 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM - Reply

    I could use a big bowl of this right now :) it looks so tempting :D

  7. Maggie @ Vittles and Bits July 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM - Reply

    Oh KATE this looks so good!! I am actually not a huge fan of tiramisu in it’s typical form but I do enjoy the flavors so I think this ice cream would be amazing. Thanks for perfecting the recipe for us :) (Also, love the photo of Ana haha I’m sure fireworks are pretty terrifying at that age!)

  8. Emily @ Life on Food July 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM - Reply

    Yum, Yum, Yum! I don’t think I have ever seen tiramisu ice cream. A genius idea in my mind. This looks so good.

  9. Elin July 7, 2011 at 9:28 PM - Reply

    Hi Kate….CONGRATS !!! this amazing ice cream got into Top 9 :)

  10. Claudia July 7, 2011 at 6:45 PM - Reply

    You know I need to do this now.

  11. Tiffany July 7, 2011 at 2:27 PM - Reply

    Congrats on making Top 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooop woooop! :D

  12. Tamanna July 7, 2011 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    congrats on discovering something sweet and delicious like tiramisu in ice cream form. i am having hard time resisting ! looks really good and love the clicks. lol @ the cute girl, she is adorable! My 1.5 year son too was terrified in the beginning

  13. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes July 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM - Reply

    Kate! First, congrats on Top 9!!
    Second, I love the idea of ‘recycling’ a delicious dessert into ice cream fantastic.
    And finally, I totally feel your pain on the challenge of iced-treat photography when it’s hot out – nothing to be done but move like lightening or give in and eat away.

  14. Hilary July 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM - Reply

    Oh wow…this looks AMAZING! I think I need some stat! Perfect recipe to try out in my new ice cream maker I think….and congrats on top 9!

  15. Priscilla - She's Cookin' July 7, 2011 at 10:35 AM - Reply

    Kate, I like the even bigger hint of booze :) You’re amazing and so is the tiramisu ice cream – wish I lived closer, I could have helped you with the photo session by eating the ones that melted. Congrats on the Top 9!

  16. Chris and Amy July 7, 2011 at 9:46 AM - Reply

    Yummmyyy!!! What a clever idea. And congrats on Top 9 today!

  17. Becky July 7, 2011 at 8:12 AM - Reply

    Congratulations on your Top 9 today!!

  18. Ramona July 7, 2011 at 7:40 AM - Reply

    This looks so creamy and delicious. I bought an ice cream maker and it’s still in the freezer waiting for me to use it. I think I have to try this ice cream first. : ) Glad you had a great 4th. : )

  19. Chef Dennis July 7, 2011 at 6:13 AM - Reply

    I just got a gelato maker and can’t wait to try this recipe in it!
    Congrats on the top 9!

  20. Valerie July 7, 2011 at 2:36 AM - Reply

    Yeaaah you’re in top 9!! Congrats!!

  21. Terris@Freeeatsfood July 7, 2011 at 12:11 AM - Reply

    Oh wow. This looks rich and delicious. Another excuse for amaretto too. ;) Great pics too!

  22. Trix July 6, 2011 at 9:46 PM - Reply

    You had me at “a bigger hint of booze.” ; )

  23. Liz July 6, 2011 at 8:37 PM - Reply

    Oh, I HAVE to make this! How delicious, Kate. And if you check my recent ice cream posts, you’ll see plenty of dripping :)

  24. Lindsey@Lindselicious July 6, 2011 at 8:25 PM - Reply

    LOL the melted ice cream picture is so cute! This sounds amazing- and I love the tiramisu kick you have been on lately kate.

  25. claudia lamascolo July 6, 2011 at 5:58 PM - Reply

    I have a terrible story! My son wanted me to try this so I bought everything! Today I went to make it, I had left the mascapone cheese in the trunk :( it wasnt good anymore, smelled pretty bad! So I have to buy more that small batch cost me 5.99! My luck the most expensive thing fell out of that stupied recycle bag! oh well had to share that we cant wait to try this… have to wait for my next day off! Thanks for the recipe, glad you tried it more to make this as perfect as it looks! xo thank you!!!!!

    • Kate@Diethood July 6, 2011 at 9:33 PM - Reply

      Oh no!! :( I hope you get a chance to make it… it really is incredibly delicious!

  26. Happy When Not Hungry July 6, 2011 at 5:56 PM - Reply

    Wow this looks amazing! I would love some of this right now :-)

  27. Meghan July 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    This looks fabulous!!!! I can’t wait to try it!

  28. Steph@stephsbitebybite July 6, 2011 at 4:39 PM - Reply

    I have yet to make ice cream this year, but I might have to start with this recipe! You are awesome :)

  29. Hester aka The Chef Doc July 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM - Reply

    Hahaha, photographing ice cream on a really hot summer day… ha. I think you did a really good job, though, Kate. And as for the recipe itself, mmm mmm mmm, to die for!!!!! I love tiramisu and I’m glad that you bought all the boxes there were :-)

  30. Juju July 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM - Reply

    I’m so glad you had a blast for your 4th of July weekend! Ana is sucha cutey!! =]
    I loved your tiramisu recipe the first time you posted, but this ice cream is something that I need to try pronto! Especially with the ice cream maker sitting on the counter! Thanks for sharing! =]

  31. Kelly July 6, 2011 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    These are great pictures and looks delicious!!!

  32. Chef and Steward July 6, 2011 at 2:48 PM - Reply

    Hon, I think you have scored a huge hit with this one! This is even easier to make at home than Tiramisu itself!

  33. spcookiequeen July 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM - Reply

    I kind of like the melted photo myself, that way you can eat it faster. Such a great idea for ice cream and now that I have a maker, I can’t wait to try this. I love tiramisu anything. Too bad you don’t live closer.

  34. Valerie July 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM - Reply

    That’s definitly a great ice cream! If i love tiramisu i’d surely love this ice cream!

  35. Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 6, 2011 at 11:43 AM - Reply

    That looks amazing! Great photos from the weekend:-)

  36. Dee July 6, 2011 at 11:34 AM - Reply

    Fabulous! I think your melty ice cream looks gorgeous! I only hope to make my melty ice cream photo’s as good as yours :)

  37. Carolyn July 6, 2011 at 10:03 AM - Reply

    Girl, this is the BEST use of all those soon-to-expire lady fingers!!!

  38. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective July 6, 2011 at 9:49 AM - Reply

    Honestly, I just want to SQUEEZE you for this one! It sounds completely irresistible!

  39. Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan July 6, 2011 at 9:40 AM - Reply

    You did a beautiful job with that melting ice cream! It really looks and sounds delicious. I had never heard of tiramisu until I first visited NYC back in 2003 and I remember taking my first bite and thinking, “I can’t believe I have gone without this all of my life!”

  40. Jill Colonna July 6, 2011 at 9:31 AM - Reply

    Great going, Kate! 3xtiramisu weekend sounds fabulous and well done on the photos in that heat. Love the last photo! Too funny but it still looks incredibly delicious.

  41. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 6, 2011 at 9:29 AM - Reply

    What a great twist! I love it when classic desserts are made into ice cream.

  42. Ann July 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM - Reply

    Holy Cow! I want to live at your house….Tiramisu and Tiramisu ice-cream? You are a goddess! Buzzed it hoping for a Top 9 on this one!

  43. Elies_Lie July 6, 2011 at 8:49 AM - Reply

    I love tiramisu ice cream! :)

  44. Megan @ pipandebby July 6, 2011 at 7:47 AM - Reply

    First of all, your daughter is adorable!! The ice cream looks fantastic. I’m glad you are getting the most out of those 99 cent lady fingers!

  45. Claudie July 6, 2011 at 7:36 AM - Reply

    While I am not a big fan of tiramisu as a cake, I think I’m about to love tiramisu ice cream — yours certainly looks delicious! :)

  46. Medeja July 6, 2011 at 5:31 AM - Reply

    This is really great ice cream! I love tiramisu and I definitely love tiramisu ice cream.

  47. Manu July 6, 2011 at 4:59 AM - Reply

    Ohhh I have been waiting for this recipe! It looks so creamy! I wouldn’t mind having some… even melted!!! hehehe The pictures are still great… you did a great job, even in such a heat!!! :-)))

  48. Shen @ Justonecookbook.com July 6, 2011 at 2:22 AM - Reply

    Hi Kate, tiramisu is my #1 favorite dessert in the world. You just made my day by sharing the tiramisu ice cream recipe. I am really glad Nami bought the ice cream machine a few weeks ago, so many home made ice cream great recipes. When we photographed our ice cream we had to shoot indoors without using light (natural light only). Also we are thinking about chilling the dish that holds the ice cream next time as well so it won’t melt as fast… :)

    • Kate@Diethood July 6, 2011 at 9:45 AM - Reply

      Hi Shen!! I am so glad you got the ice cream machine… if you try this ice cream, please let me know if you loved it!! My husband has asked for a second batch. :)

  49. The Harried Cook July 6, 2011 at 1:36 AM - Reply

    That sounds so good, Kate! :) I know what you mean about photographing ice cream! That’s one of the reasons I hardly post ice cream recipes anymore. I make them, but don’t bother photographing them! So hard to get a decent picture… You’ve got some great pictures though :) Even the upside-down one is artsy & cute! :) Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! I love tiramisu ice cream, and I bet this tastes much better than store-bought! :)

  50. sarah July 5, 2011 at 11:46 PM - Reply

    Sold! I have truly and honestly been looking for the best tiramisu ice cream recipe! Also- I feel Ana’s pain- I was just about the jumpiest kid growing up and fireworks were way more than I could handle. Ok, still a little more than I can handle…I was up until 4AM with all the noise from people shooting off fireworks in our street.

  51. Magic of Spice July 5, 2011 at 10:10 PM - Reply

    Boozy ice cream…count me in :) The 90 degree weather, not so much…
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and glad you enjoyed your holiday weekend!

  52. kankana July 5, 2011 at 9:52 PM - Reply

    I don’t like Ice cream but i love love love tiramisu. That ice cream if given to me I will find it tough to share with any one :)

  53. Elin July 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM - Reply

    Hi Kate….
    Glad that you had a wonderful time on 4th July celebration. And I love your tiramisu ice cream…whoa I am already salivating just looking at them through the screen :p Great idea to make them into ice cream and I know it is GOOD…lips smacking one ! Ana looks so cute…haha running away from the boomers

    Have a nice day,

  54. Michelle July 5, 2011 at 8:45 PM - Reply

    Um, holy yum. This looks fantastic!

  55. Becky July 5, 2011 at 8:21 PM - Reply

    Kate-What a creative idea to make tiramisu ice cream. You really got good use of the lady fingers: I love the pic of melting ice cream. It reminds me of a melting snowman.

  56. Cassie @ Bake Your Day July 5, 2011 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    The photo that’s all melty is my favorite one, I love it already!

  57. Peggy July 5, 2011 at 5:40 PM - Reply

    Bookmarking, bookmarking, bookmarking!!! This sounds so good – I’m on the hunt for some ladyfingers as we speak =)

  58. Parsley Sage July 5, 2011 at 5:02 PM - Reply

    Ha! That last pictures made me break out my ‘that’s hilarious’ smile. Too cute. Awesome ice cream…I’m loving your attempt to OD on lady fingers :)

  59. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels July 5, 2011 at 4:58 PM - Reply

    Oh my goodness this ice cream looks so insanely good. I LOVE tiramisu but tiramisu ice cream is even more just incredible. I would have a really hard not eating the whole batch of ice cream. :)

  60. Tina@flourtrader July 5, 2011 at 3:56 PM - Reply

    I have saved this recipe-it sounds simply delicious. The ice cream in the dish looks awesome-in spite of the weather. thanks so much for sharing!

  61. Adriana July 5, 2011 at 3:16 PM - Reply

    I feel your pain. I scrapped a post on my Dad’s pistachio ice cream just because I could not get the ice cream to not melt. I’m adding this to my ice cream rotation ASAP!

  62. Susie Bee on Maui July 5, 2011 at 2:04 PM - Reply

    Gosh that sounds really good. Mouth is watering now!

  63. cakewhiz July 5, 2011 at 1:48 PM - Reply

    that is one tasty looking ice cream and perfect for this hot summery weather we are finally having!
    i can imagine how hard it must have been to photograph these cones. but, trust me, the pictures look as good as always :)

  64. Charlie July 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM - Reply

    This looks sooo good! Definitely the first ice cream I’ll make when I finally get an ice cream maker!

  65. Liren July 5, 2011 at 12:27 PM - Reply

    Holy smokes, I think I love you. Tiramisu is an old favorite, so I just love, love, love this ice cream! I will absolutely try it this summer. Photographing it outdoors in 90 degree weather is another story ;)

  66. Oh lady, these are so going to be made at our house. Regarding the picture in 90 degree heat, I just consider that a waste of good ice cream. That amazing-looking ice cream is more important than foodgawker in my book.

  67. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos July 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM - Reply

    wow tiramisu ice cream is a first for me! never seen anything like it. you sooo creative kate!

    • Promise Gephart July 7, 2011 at 4:25 PM - Reply

      I love making ice-cream, and have been on a roll making my own for the past few weeks (9 flavors so far). I can’t wait to try this. By the way $0.99 for lady fingers is DIRT cheap! Great job.

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