When it comes to desserts that pair well with coffee, it is a no brainer Tiramisu is at the top of the list. In fact not only does Tiramisu make a great compliment to your after dinner brew, coffee is actually a very important ingredient in the dessert itself.
With such an exotic name Tiramisu tends to intimidate even the best home bakers. I am here to tell you, it is much easier than you think. Just a few simple ingredients layered just right and viola, you have an amazing dessert that will not only be impressive but will taste amazing!
Let's get to the recipe...
You will need:
1 cup of heavy cream
3/4 cup of confectionery sugar, divided
1 8oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 extra bold, dark roast Keurig K-cup
Package of 24 Lady Fingers
-Start by brewing your extra bold, dark roast K-cup on the lowest water setting of your brewer and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
- Next, beat together the heavy cream and 1/4 cup of confectionery sugar until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate to keep cold while you move on to the next step.
-Beat together the cream cheese, the remaining 1/2 cup of confectionery sugar, and the teaspoon of vanilla until smooth.
-Fold in the whipped cream mixture. Do this gently so it stays fluffy.
In each of 4 wine glasses, do the following:
-Break one of the lady fingers in half and dip quickly into the now chilled coffee. Place the two pieces in the bottom of the wine glass.
-Cover with a dollop of the cream mixture.
-Repeat the same step: one lady finger broken in half dipped in coffee, one dollop of cream on top.
-Make one more layer of halved lady fingers dipped in coffee but this time use two lady fingers so you'll have 4 pieces.
-Finish with one last dollop of cream on top. Garnish with a piece of lady finger and some sifted cocoa powder.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until you're ready to eat!