Vegan tiramisu is a delicious and creamy dessert that is perfect for vegans and those who are looking for a healthier alternative to traditional tiramisu. This dairy-free version is made with vegan mascarpone, coconut cream, and sweetened with maple syrup. It is a simple and easy recipe that can be made in just a few steps, making it the perfect treat for any special occasion or just a fun weekend treat. (If you would like a version involving making all the ingredients, see Best Vegan Tiramisu Recipe)
(For some alternative recipes, see:
- Vegan Tiramisu Tofu
- Vegan Gluten-Free Tiramisu Recipe
- Vegan Tiramisu with Coconut Cream
- Vegan Tiramisu Cashew)
The first step in making this delicious vegan tiramisu is to make the vegan mascarpone. If you can find store-bought vegan mascarpone, that will save you some time, but if you can’t find it, making it at home is a breeze. (See Vegan Mascarpone Recipe)
For a silken tofu mascarpone, you will need silken tofu, lemon juice, and coconut cream. Simply blend the silken tofu in a food processor until it is smooth and creamy, then add the lemon juice and coconut cream. Blend until well combined and set aside. (See Vegan Mascarpone Silken Tofu Recipe)
Next, you will need to make the espresso or strong coffee. Brew 2 cups of coffee and let it cool. While the coffee is cooling, you can start to assemble the rest of the ingredients. In a shallow dish, combine the cooled coffee with a 1/4 cup of coffee liqueur if desired. This will be used to dip the ladyfingers in.
Ladyfingers are the traditional sponge cake used in tiramisu, but there are now many vegan options available. You can easily find vegan ladyfingers at your local grocery store or online, or you can even make your own using aquafaba and flour. (See Vegan Ladyfingers Recipe)
Simply whisk together aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) and flour until stiff peaks form, then pipe the mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes at 350°F. (See also Vegan Sponge for Tiramisu for an alternative to ladyfingers)
To assemble the vegan tiramisu, dip each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture and place in a single layer in the bottom of an 8×8 inch square dish. Repeat until half of the ladyfingers are used. Then, spread half of the mascarpone mixture evenly over the ladyfingers. Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers and remaining mascarpone mixture. Finally, dust the top with 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. This will allow the flavors to meld and the tiramisu to set up properly. When you are ready to serve, simply take it out of the refrigerator and enjoy!
There are a few key ingredients that make this vegan tiramisu recipe a success. Firstly, the vegan mascarpone is what gives the dessert its creamy and rich flavor. Silken tofu is the perfect substitute for traditional mascarpone because it has a similar texture and neutral flavor. The lemon juice and coconut cream help to create a smooth and creamy mixture that is perfect for spreading over the ladyfingers.
Another important ingredient is the maple syrup, which is used to sweeten the mascarpone mixture. Maple syrup is a great natural sweetener that provides a rich and slightly caramelized flavor, making it the perfect sweetener for this dessert.
The coffee and coffee liqueur are also crucial to this recipe. The coffee provides a bold and rich flavor that is perfect for balancing out the sweetness of the maple syrup and the creamy texture of the mascarpone. The coffee liqueur is optional, but it adds a nice touch of flavor and helps to enhance the overall flavor of the tiramisu.
Vegan tiramisu is not only a delicious and indulgent dessert, but it is also a healthier alternative to traditional tiramisu. By using vegan mascarpone, coconut cream, and maple syrup, you are avoiding the use of dairy products, which can be heavy and high in saturated fat. Additionally, the use of aquafaba instead of eggs in the ladyfingers means that this recipe is also egg-free.
This vegan tiramisu recipe is perfect for any special occasion, such as birthdays, holidays, or dinner parties. It can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve, making it a great option for those who want to save time and prepare for an event ahead of time. (Also see Vegan Tiramisu Biscuits for another great idea!)
Overall, this vegan tiramisu recipe is an easy, delicious and healthy alternative to traditional tiramisu. It is made with a creamy mixture of vegan mascarpone, coconut cream, and maple syrup, and is layered with ladyfingers that have been soaked in coffee and coffee liqueur. Dust the top with cocoa powder, refrigerate, and serve chilled for a delicious and indulgent treat. Whether you are a vegan or just looking for a healthier alternative, this vegan tiramisu recipe is sure to impress.
Easy Vegan Tiramisu Recipe
- 1 cup vegan mascarpone can be store-bought or made at home using silken tofu, lemon juice, and coconut cream. See notes for recipe
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups brewed espresso or strong coffee cooled
- 1/4 cup coffee liqueur optional
- 1 package of vegan ladyfingers or make your own with aquafaba and flour. See notes for recipe
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder for dusting
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together vegan mascarpone, coconut cream, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
- In a shallow dish, combine cooled espresso or coffee and coffee liqueur (if using).
- Dip each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture and place in a single layer in the bottom of an 8×8 inch square dish. Repeat until half of the ladyfingers are used.
- Spread half of the mascarpone mixture evenly over the ladyfingers.
- Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers and remaining mascarpone mixture.
- Dust the top with cocoa powder.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
- Serve chilled and enjoy your vegan tiramisu!
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