This rich and creamy Oreo Tiramisu is the stuff dreams are made of! Layered with luscious Oreo cookies and velvety mascarpone cream, it’s a decadent twist on the classic Italian dessert that’s perfect for entertaining at dinner parties or for serving up at any special occasion.

two jars of Oreo tiramisu

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The history of Oreos

Can you believe that Oreos have been around for over 100 years?! “Milk’s favorite cookie” was first launched in March of 1912, and the cookies looked pretty much the same as they do now. Interestingly enough, the Oreo was a knockoff of a popular cookie called Hydrox made by the Sunshine company.

Even though Oreo was not the original black-and-white cookie, it became the most popular. After a century of production, Oreos have pretty much stayed the same! While there are tons of varieties and sizes, the original cookie recipe has remained unchanged. Oreos notoriously have just 11 ingredients!

Are Oreos vegan?

The most interesting thing about Oreos is that they are vegan! Can you believe that Oreos, a cookie meant to go with milk, are made without any animal products?! It’s true. The cream filling is not actually made from cream! However, their factories do handle dairy products so there is an advisory for anyone with a severe dairy allergy due to potential cross-contamination during production. 

And surprisingly enough, the reason Oreos are vegan has nothing to do with appealing to the plant-based or dairy-free communities.

In the late 90s, Oreo’s first competitor Hydrox made a comeback in the cookie industry. At the time, Oreo used lard to bind the “cream” filling and Hydrox did not. As a result, Hydrox cookies were able to get Kosher certification and heavily appealed to the Jewish communities in the US. In an effort to compete, Oreo swapped out lard for a plant-based fat, and shortly thereafter Hydrox went out of business.

What is tiramisu

Tiramisu is a classic creamy dessert that is rich and almost savory! It is an Italian dessert that calls for layers of whipped mascarpone (called zabaglione), espresso-soaked ladyfinger cookies, and cocoa powder. The Italian words “Tirami Su” actually mean pick me up! We love this translation because it is the perfect name to describe this dessert!

Our version of tiramisu involves our favorite cookie – Oreos! We find that replacing the ladyfingers with Oreos makes tiramisu so delicious. The Oreo cookies soak up the coffee so well and the cream filling makes it all the more sweet!

two jars of Oreo tiramisu with a spoon taking a scoop from one

How to make our Oreo tiramisu

  1. Add egg yolks and sugar to a bowl to mix. You can use an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer for this!
  2. Beat the egg yolks and sugar together at high speed until the mixture is very thick. This should take about 5 minutes. You are looking for a light cream color and a loose texture that can be spooned into ribbons!
  3. Once you get the right texture, lower the speed of the mixer and add in the mascarpone cheese followed by the coffee and vanilla extract.
  4. Separately, but also using an electric or stand mixer, whip heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks.
  5. Add the whipped cream to the egg yolk mixture. You can either fold it in with a spatula or whisk at a low speed. Don’t go overboard with mixing – you just want it to be creamy! This is your zabaglione cream!
  6. In a wide-rimmed bowl, add coffee. Dip each Oreo cookie in the coffee and arrange them flat across the bottom of a baking dish. You want there to be as few gaps as possible, so feel free to cut the cookies to fill the space.
  7. Next, add about one-third of your zabaglione cream. Add another layer of coffee-dipped Oreos. Repeat this step.
  8. Finish off the tiramisu with a final top layer of zabaglione cream.
  9. Refrigerate for at least eight hours before serving. We recommend letting it chill overnight for the best texture!
  10. Dust cocoa powder over the top right before serving!

How to store Oreo tiramisu

Since this recipe works best chilled, it stores very well! However, because of the zabaglione cream, it does not store for quite as long as some of our other recipes.

You will want to store any leftover tiramisu in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last up to 3 days after the day that you assemble it. You can always dust with fresh cocoa powder when you’re ready to eat, or top it with whipped cream!

a spoon dipping into a jar of Oreo tiramisu
two jars of Oreo tiramisu with a spoon taking a scoop from one

Oreo Tiramisu

4.60 from 5 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes
Oreo cookies dipped in coffee and layered with a zabaglione cream.

Ingredients  

  • 12 extra large egg yolks room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong black coffee cold
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 36-42 Oreo Cookies
  • 1 cup espresso or strong coffee for dipping room temperature
  • unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Instructions 

  • In a bowl of an electric mixer or stand mixer add egg yolks and sugar. Beat on high speed until very thick, approximately 5-6 minutes. Mixture will be light in color and fall down in ribbons. Lower the speed and add mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract and coffee.
    12 extra large egg yolks, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, 1/4 cup espresso or strong black coffee
  • In a separate bowl beat heavy cream until stiff peaks. Add to the egg yolk mixture. Beat on low speed just until combined and creamy.
    2 cups cold heavy cream
  • In a shallow bowl or wide mug add coffee. Dip each cookie in coffee and arrange in a 11×8 baking dish. You may have to cut some cookies to cover the gaps. Add 1/3rd of the zabaglione cream. Repeat. You should have three layers of cookies and ending with the zabaglione.
    36-42 Oreo Cookies, 1 cup espresso or strong coffee for dipping
  • Refrigerate for at least eight hours, preferably overnight. Before serving, dust with a nice thick layer of cocoa powder.
    unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Video

Notes

*This can be made in a 13×9 baking dish for two layers of Oreo cookies!
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 258mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 1015mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1108IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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7 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    I just made this recipe;
    However I halved it;
    But I kept the Zabalione creams quantity the same,
    Used 6 large egg yolks and tempered them;
    The proceeded to make Zabalione mixture.
    I used Dark Chocolate Oreos, and curiously enough
    EVEN after Halving This recipe and Putting it into a square Glass Pyrex 8 X 8 dish…..
    I used 1 whole “family size” package of Dark Chocolate Oreos, I got approximately
    6 cups of Zabalione Mixture,
    Using 1/4 cup Espresso in it, and a lot of vanilla extract.
    I used all the Oreos to get two layers,
    And I used
    All 6 cups of Zabalione mixture……
    It all fit perfectly in a
    Pyrex Square 8 X 8 Glass Dish.
    Weird But True.
    Looking forward to enjoying this Dark Oreo Tiramisu.

  2. 5 stars
    My cooking trials and errors have helped me learn how to make good Pot de Creme or Creme Burlee: these dishes utilize a technique known as “Tempering” eggs. My suggestion to Those super worried about uncooked egg yolks…… please look up how to temper eggs,
    This Oreo Tiramisu recipe has heavy cream already in it, heat some of this cream to “temper” the yolks WITHOUT Scrambling The Yolks….. Allow to cool;
    Then Proceed To now create this modified
    “Tempered Zabalione Cream.”
    Tempering eggs TAKES PRACTICE; please practice this technique PROPERLY PRIOR to using in this recipe.
    Good luck!

  3. I forgot to add the vanilla as it wasn’t in the method, but was in the video 🤦🏽‍♀️
    I used Mr Black instead of coffee to make it an adult version 🙂

    1. Oh no! Sorry about that, we just updated the instructions! Let us know how it turned out! xo, Alia & Radwa