Keto Tiramisu with Amaretti Cookies

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.

Tiramisu in a glass cup

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Video Recipe

This recipe is fairly simple to make and and doesn’t require many ingredients.

Keto Tiramisu Recipe

Keto Tiramisu

The luscious tiramisu is made with mascarpone cheese and low carb amaretti cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: espresso, italian, keto, mascarpone, tiramisu
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Oscar



  • 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.



Store in the fridge for 24 hours to allow the cookies to soften up and the flavours to mingle.  48 hours would be best.


If 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.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 38g | Fiber: 2g
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Portion Control

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.

Low Carb Amaretti Cookies
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