Tiramisu with Limoncello

Tiramisu is a popular classic Italian dessert. The addition of Limoncello to the traditional Tiramisu gives a delicious citrus twist. Here’s how to get started:


Mascarpone cheese (250g)
250ml thick cream
three egg yolks
100g of sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tbsp 250ml strong brewed espresso, chilled 24 ladyfingers Limoncello liqueur
Lemon zest as a garnish
Fresh berries (strawberries or raspberries), optional garnish

  1. Combine the egg yolks and sugar:

In a mixing dish, combine the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture is pale and creamy.

  1. Mascarpone cheese:

Add the Mascarpone cheese and vanilla extract to the egg yolk-sugar mixture and stir until smooth.

  1. Whip the cream as follows:

Whip the heavy cream in a second dish until stiff peaks form.

  1. Gently fold in the cream:

Fold the whipped cream into the Mascarpone mixture until thoroughly incorporated. To keep the mixture airy, avoid overmixing.

  1. Make the espresso and the Limoncello:

Make the espresso and set it aside to cool. Then, add the Limoncello to the espresso and mix well.
Sixth, soak the ladyfingers:

Dip the ladyfingers briefly in the espresso-Limoncello mixture, making sure they’re gently saturated but not very soft.

  1. Layer:

Layer wet ladyfingers, Mascarpone cream, and optional berries (if using) in a serving dish or individual glasses, alternating until all ingredients are utilized. Beginning and ending with a layer of Mascarpone cream.

  1. Chill:

enable the Limoncello Tiramisu to sit for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to enable the flavors to merge.

  1. Serve:

Sprinkle with lemon zest before serving, then garnish with fresh berries if preferred.
This delicious Limoncello Tiramisu is a delightful twist on the traditional Tiramisu, ideal for hot days or special events. This dessert has zesty undertones and a creamy texture. Good appetite!