Rich, creamy tiramisu cups have all the wonderful flavor of the classic Italian dessert, minus the excessive carbs and calories.
Creamy, flavorful tiramisu cups are made with ricotta cheese. They have all the wonderful flavors of the classic Italian dessert, minus the excess carbs and calories.
Just like everyone else, I adore tiramisu. Rich, creamy layers of coffee soaked ladyfingers, whipped sweetened mascarpone and cocoa. What’s not to like? My good friend Irina makes wonderful tiramisu. Even though I avoid high carb desserts (preferring low carb, healthy desserts), I make an exception and have a small piece of her amazing tiramisu once in awhile.
However, a modest slice of tiramisu has about 500 calories and 40 grams (!) of carbs. And we all know that restaurants do NOT serve modest slices. Even at home it’s very difficult to exercise portion control when we eat something amazing.
That’s why I came up with this tiramisu cups recipe. It’s an easy recipe that you mix in your food processor. While not true tiramisu, these tiramisu cups totally hit the spot when you crave something rich and creamy.
PS. Another wonderful dessert made with ricotta cheese is this recipe for easy chocolate pudding. It’s creamy and wonderful!
Light Tiramisu Cups
- 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
- 1 tablespoon espresso powder
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 8 oz neufchâtel cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sweetener (I used xylitol)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- Place the amaretto liqueur and espresso powder in a small bowl and mix with a fork, dissolving the espresso powder in the liqueur.
- Transfer the amaretto/espresso mixture and the cheeses to your food processor bowl. Add the sweetener. Process 2 minutes, stopping once to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula, until light, creamy and very smooth.
- Transfer to small individual serving dishes or espresso cups. Chill 2 hours.
- When ready to serve, dust the tiramisu cups with cocoa powder. Dust through a strainer for light coverage.