Keto tiramisu has been on my list to make for quite a while but I wanted to make sure the replacement for the lady finger cookies was similar or better. I decided to use my Low Carb Amaretti Cookies for this recipe as they are similar in texture to a lady finger but sugar free.
Growing up in an italian family I don’t remember having tiramisu very often. I guess it wasn’t something my mom enjoyed making. It wasn’t until my late 20’s when I moved to Toronto and enjoyed tiramisu from local italian bakeries.
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This recipe is fairly simple to make and and doesn’t require many ingredients.
Keto Tiramisu Recipe
- Using double boiler over low heat whisk the 4 egg yolks and sweetener, keep whisking for about 8-10 minutes until mixture is creamy and smooth. Once smooth take off the heat and allow it to cool. Don’t worry if it clumps up, we will smooth it out.
- In a mixer whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form
- Combine the mascarpone with the egg/sweetener mixture. Using a spatula combine until smooth.
- Fold in the whipped cream, try not to flatten the cream, instead fold in from the centre and out to the edges of the bowl. (see video).
- I used 4oz glasses to make 6 individual portions.
- Dunk an amaretti cookie into the coffee, let it swim for 10 seconds and then take out
- Crumble the espresso soaked cookie and fill the bottom of the glass, drizzle a tsp of coffee on top of the crumble, then top with cream mixture
- Dunk another cookie into the coffee, crumble and then drop it into the glass and top with more cream mixture.
- Dust with cacao powder
- I covered each portion with press n seal but you can use plastic wrap as well.
AlternativeIf you want to use a glass dish instead, layer the dunked amaretti cookies in the bottom of the dish, layer with cream mixture, another layer of dunked cookies and a layer of cream mixture, then dust with cacao powder. Each individual portion is roughly 4 Net Carbs depending on portion size.
Why do I make these in individual cups rather than in a pan? First of all it makes them easier to store in the fridge. I can place a cup here and there instead of taking up a whole section of fridge space. It also helps to limit the amount I enjoy without overdoing it. We all know those days when we cut a portion out of the pan but those portions get bigger and bigger. Therefore making these in individual portions helps to limit the amount I enjoy in one sitting.
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