This Tiramisu Dip is a delightful twist on the classic dessert that’s incredibly easy to make! This creamy dip captures all the delicious essence of traditional tiramisu with a fraction of the effort required.

This lusciously creamy mascarpone-based dip is perfectly balanced with the subtle bitterness of espresso and the cocoa’s chocolatey goodness. Pair it with ladyfingers for dipping, and you’ve got a heavenly dessert experience that is guaranteed to impress your guests!

A ladyfinger cookie being dipped into a bowl of tiramisu dip.

What Is Tiramisu Dip? 

Tiramisu dip is a creamy dessert that combines all the ingredients of classic tiramisu filling. However, instead of being layered and chilled, it’s served with cookies for dipping. 

As a result, you get all the chocolatey coffee flavor with minimal effort! In fact, with a prep time of ten minutes or less, you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time. 

Make a big batch to serve at a party. Or, prepare a small bowl for yourself. 

Ingredients You Need

Below is an overview of the ingredients and instructions for this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below for the complete details and nutrition information! 

  • Mascarpone Cheese – This forms the base of the dip, creating a creamy consistency and adding a tangy taste. Allow it to soften before you begin. 
  • Heavy Cream – This helps add an airy quality to the dip, making it light and fluffy. 
  • Powdered Sugar – Use this to sweeten the dip without creating a graining consistency. Do not substitute granulated sugar! 
  • Instant Espresso Powder – Instant coffee granules will also work. If preferred, decaf can be used. 
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – Dust this over the top for rich chocolate flavor in every bite. 

Note: Feel free to adjust the amount of each ingredient included to suit your flavor preferences. For example, you can add more sugar for a sweeter dip. Or, add coffee liqueur for a slightly more authentic recipe.

Experience All the Flavor of Tiramisu with Half the Work Thanks to This Tiramisu Dip Recipe

  1. Mix. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl.
  2. Whip. Use an electric mixer to blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy. 
  3. Top. Transfer the tiramisu dip to a serving bowl or individual cups. Dust the top generously with cocoa powder. 
  4. Serve. Enjoy right away, or transfer to the refrigerator to chill.
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Bowls of tiramisu dip with ladyfinger cookies.

Serving Suggestions

We typically serve this tiramisu dip recipe with ladyfinger cookies or biscotti for dipping. However, it pairs well with a variety of dippers! 

Some other tasty options include:

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time? 

This recipe is best served right away. However, if needed, you can keep it covered in the fridge for one to two days. 

For the best results, leave off the cocoa powder until just before serving! 

Common Questions About This Tiramisu Dip Recipe

What does tiramisu mean? 

When translated, the word “tiramisu” means “pick me up” due to the coffee and liqueur found in the original recipe. 

What is traditional tiramisu made of? 

Classic tiramisu contains simple ingredients including ladyfinger cookies, egg yolks, coffee, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa powder. Many recipes also contain alcohol like marsala wine, amaretto, or coffee liqueur. 

Does this recipe contain alcohol? 

No, this recipe is completely alcohol-free!

More Tiramisu Recipes

If you’re like us you never get tired of tiramisu! Here are some of our other favorite ways to satisfy our tiramisu cravings:

Tiramisu Dip Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Make this tiramisu dip recipe with less than ten ingredients and ten minutes, and enjoy all the flavor of tiramisu with half the work!


  • 8 ounces about 1 cup mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting
  • Ladyfinger cookies or biscotti for dipping


  • Add the mascarpone, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream, espresso powder, and cocoa powder to a large mixing bowl.
    8 ounces about 1 cup mascarpone cheese, softened, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 Tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • Use a hand mixer to beat until soft peaks form. Be careful not to overwhip!
  • Transfer the Tiramisu Dip to a serving bowl or individual cups.
  • Dust the top of the dip generously with unsweetened cocoa powder. Use a fine-mesh sieve to achieve an even and decorative dusting.
  • Serve the Tiramisu Dip with ladyfinger cookies or biscotti for dipping. These are traditional accompaniments for Tiramisu and add a wonderful crunch to the creamy dip.
    Ladyfinger cookies or biscotti for dipping
  • Enjoy the Tiramisu Dip! It’s a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that captures the essence of the classic Tiramisu.


Note: You can adjust the sweetness and coffee flavor to your liking by adding more or less powdered sugar and coffee mixture. If you prefer an alcoholic version, you can add the coffee liqueur. Feel free to get creative with your choice of dippers, such as fresh fruit, chocolate wafers, or even pretzels.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 2106IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1mg

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

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I only dusted the cocoa over the top and added baileys and it was a huge hit at our galentines party! Totally making this again.

    1. This makes us so happy! Thank you for trying it out and taking the time to leave a review, Serina! 😊

      Alia & Radwa

  2. 4 stars
    This is incredibly delicious. 4 stars because although the article refers to dusting with cocoa powder, the recipe at this time says to put it in with the mixture to whip. I did this, and it was ok, but would be better dusted over the top.

    1. Thank you for the feedback, Krista! We recommend mixing the cocoa powder in with the dip and then dusting more on top. Apologies if that was unclear. We appreciate you trying our recipes! 😊

      Alia & Radwa

    1. Sorry about that! We updated the recipe. There isn’t any coffee liqueur, but you could add a teaspoon or two.

      Alia & Radwa