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Red, White and Blue Tiramisu {NO BAKE Dessert!}

Red, White and Blue Tiramisu – Layers of ladyfinger cookies covered with a luscious, creamy mascarpone cheese mixture and topped with your favorite red and blue berries!

Red, White and Blue Tiramisu | www.diethood.com | Layers of ladyfingers soaked in espresso, covered with a luscious, creamy mascarpone cheese mixture and topped with your favorite red and blue berries!



Red, White and Blue Tiramisu <— that rhymes!

Oh you guys, you guys, you guyyyyys! THIS tiramisu – IN.SAAANE!
Sidenote: who just busted out Cypress Hill-style, singing, “Insane! Insane in the membrane!”?? I SURE DID!

By the WAY, Happy FriDAY! Look at that, rhyming again! I’m thinking, in my next lifetime I’m going to be a rapper. MC KatPet – look for me!

Red, White and Blue Tiramisu | www.diethood.com | Layers of ladyfingers soaked in espresso, covered with a luscious, creamy mascarpone cheese mixture and topped with your favorite red and blue berries!

But, about last night. I had a total meltdown about why nobody can make ME dinner, because I’m the one making dinner for everyone else all the time, and because I was so hungry, I didn’t know what I wanted… nothing sounded good… so I attacked a bag of awesome little cheesy rice crisps and called it a night.

Okay, that’s a lie. I also had a big piece of this tiramisu. Then I went to bed, happy. Never underestimate the power of dessert.

Red, White and Blue Tiramisu | www.diethood.com | Layers of ladyfingers soaked in espresso, covered with a luscious, creamy mascarpone cheese mixture and topped with your favorite red and blue berries!

And now that it’s fiiiiiinally summer, I believe desserts like this are absolutely appropriate.

Here’s the dealio… This isn’t an exactly waist-line-friendly tiramisu cake – even though I did try to cut out the cals just a bit with some fat free cream cheese – buuuuuut it’s the perfect dessert for 4th of July, AND we all know that holiday-calories don’t count. And the fruit on top is totally healthy. So. Take it as you will. Besides, it’s no bake! Doesn’t that count for everything?

Ugh… just hop on the treadmill for 12 hours. 😉 It’s worth it! Think about it… layers of creamy, frangelico-flavored filling, spread over espresso-soaked ladyfingers. !SWOON!

Red, White and Blue Tiramisu | www.diethood.com | Layers of ladyfingers soaked in espresso, covered with a luscious, creamy mascarpone cheese mixture and topped with your favorite red and blue berries!

Red, White and Blue Tiramisu | www.diethood.com | Layers of ladyfingers soaked in espresso, covered with a luscious, creamy mascarpone cheese mixture and topped with your favorite red and blue berries!

Me thinks you should find 20 minutes this weekend to make this amazingness as a trial run. Share it with friends, if you must.

Oh yeah… weekend calories don’t count either, so we’re safe.

ENJOY!

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Red, White and Blue Tiramisu {NO BAKE Dessert!}
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Layers of ladyfinger cookies soaked in espresso, covered with a luscious, creamy mascarpone cheese mixture and topped with your favorite red and blue berries!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 18
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Katerina Petrovska
Ingredients
  • 1 tub (8-ounces) Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • 2 packages (8-ounces each) Fat Free Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar , divided
  • 2 tablespoons Frangelico (you can use any other Hazelnut Liqueur)
  • 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 36 ladyfingers
  • 1 cup brewed espresso , cold (you can also use regular brewed black coffee)
  • 1 cup chocolate shavings
  • strawberries , sliced
  • blueberries
Instructions
  1. Combine cheeses and 1 cup sugar in your mixer's bowl; mix until creamy and smooth, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add Frangelico and continue to mix just until combined.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine chilled heavy cream and 1 tablespoon sugar; beat heavy cream until it just holds stiff peaks.
  4. Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until combined.
  5. Spread about 1/4-cup of the mascarpone mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish. This is just to hold the ladyfingers in place.
  6. Layer half of the ladyfingers over the mixture.
  7. Generously brush the ladyfingers with half of the espresso/coffee; let stand 5 minutes.
  8. Take half of the prepared mascarpone mixture and spread it over the ladyfingers.
  9. Top with chocolate shavings.
  10. Layer the remaining ladyfingers.
  11. Generously brush the ladyfingers with half of the espresso/coffee; let stand 5 minutes.
  12. Spread remaining mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  13. Position the blueberries in the top left corner of the tiramisu to form the blue portion of the flag.
  14. Arrange the sliced strawberries in horizontal lines across the tiramisu, leaving about 1 inch between each row, to form the stripes.
  15. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, overnight is best.
  16. Slice and serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 11 

Nutrition Facts
Red, White and Blue Tiramisu {NO BAKE Dessert!}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Potassium 109mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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17 Responses
  1. My husband is making dinner tonight and last night I kept telling him how bad I felt for making him make dinner. I felt like I was inconveniencing him, but I make dinner EVERY night! So, I decided that the way to get over feeling bad is having him make dinner more often so it becomes normal 🙂 I hate being hungry without dinner made.. my go-to seems to be spaghetti at that point!

  2. Oh my gosh, what a BRILLIANT idea! I never would have thought of this — I love it! This is exactly the type of thing I’d want to dive into for a 4th of July party! : )

  3. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    Calories totally don’t count on holidays…or weekends…or the 3 times a week that I get donuts. lol
    This is brilliant! Love the gorgeous photos. You took tiramisu to a whole new level! Pinned!

  4. Should we form a “No over ever cooks for me either” club I bet we would have hundreds in membership.
    Great summer no bake recipe – hope you can freeze some of this, otherwise you’ll have to roll me around the room.
    Janet/AZ

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