Over 50s Lifestyle Recipes

Quick and Easy Tiramsu

January 25, 2023
2 minute tiramisu

As part of my TIME theme for the year and using my TIME wisely, I have allocated more time to try new recipes. Once upon a time, Mike and I would take turns in preparing a ‘Restaurant at Home’ meal each week and I’m determined to re-introduce these ‘date nights at home’.

A couple of weeks ago I was at a loose end, I didn’t want to try a recipe that was too time-consuming so I came upon this recipe from Taste.com for 2 minute Tiramisu.

Now I know my late mother-in-law Nonna and purists would be horrified and I promise the traditional recipe is on my list to try (I even have the saviorde biscuits ready to go!). However, this recipe is ideal if you don’t have time and want to make an impression.

What is Tiramisu?

Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored Italian dessert.  It is made of ladyfingers (savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa.

For this quick and easy recipe I used mini chocolate sponge fingers purchased from the supermarket, and ricotta cheese instead of marscapone. Ricotta has less saturated fat and calories, but it also offers significantly more protein than mascarpone. Ricotta can also be a good source of calcium. I was trying to find a healthier option post Festive Season!

Quick and Easy Tiramsu – serves 2

Quick and easy tiramisu


  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) sweetened condensed milk
  • 150ml thickened cream
  • 3 mini chocolate sponge rolls, each roll cut into 6 slices
  • 2 tbs coffee liqueur – I didn’t have any to hand so omitted this and used instant strong coffee
  • Cocoa powder, to decorate


  • Beat cheese, condensed milk and cream until soft peaks form
  • Cut the chocolate sponge rolls into 10 pieces
  • Place 3 or 4 sponge pieces in bottom of serving glass or bowl and pour a little of the liqueur or coffee over the rolls
  • Spoon some of the ricotta cream mix over the sponge
  • Repeat with sponges and leave a little coffee to add to the cream mix
  • Top with small pieces of sponge and sprinkle of cocoa
  • Serve.


  • I replaced coffee liqueur with strong black coffee
  • I replaced marscapone with ricotta
  • I made mine in the afternoon and chilled in refrigerator until serving.
  • My darling gave me a thumbs up!

Do you try quick and easy recipes? If so, I’d love you to share your recipe with me.

Sue Loncaric
I’m sharing this recipe at the Wednesday Words and Pics link up hosted by Denyse Whelan

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  • Reply Antoinette Truglio Martin January 25, 2023 at 05:14

    I’ve made tiramasu a few times, thus looks like a much more accessible recipe.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2023 at 10:23

      Hi Antoinette it is so quick and easy and despite it not being the ‘traditional’ recipe it certainly tasted delicious. I will be making this again. x

  • Reply Retirement Reflections January 25, 2023 at 05:19

    I love quick, easy, tasty recipes that are healthier than their counterparts.
    This one looks absolutely perfect.
    Thank you for sharing it!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2023 at 10:24

      I love quick and easy too, Donna. This isn’t 100% healthy but if you make some healthier adjustments I figure that is a help. x

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee January 25, 2023 at 07:03

    Oh yum! That looks delish! #WWandP

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2023 at 10:24

      Hi Lydia, so easy to make and yes it was yum! x

  • Reply Min Write of the Middle January 25, 2023 at 07:57

    Hi Sue, I always love a quick version of a recipe and this one looks delicious! I’d have to have weak coffee in it though (can’t do strong). I think I might give it a try! Hope you’re having a fabulous week! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2023 at 10:25

      Me too, Min. I don’t like recipes that take many steps or are too fiddly that is why this one appealed to me. I did overdo the coffee – Mike likes it strong but next time I would make it a little weaker. The ricotta mix helps to tone down the coffee taste. Hope all well with you and I enjoyed your interview with Natalie. x

  • Reply Debbie January 25, 2023 at 13:13

    What a great easy recipe Sue, and it got a thumbs up so that’s a win/win in my book 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2023 at 17:18

      It is so quick and easy Deb and I suppose you could use a tray and make a couple of layers if you had more than two people. You just multiply everything by the number of people you wanted to cater for. x

  • Reply Toni Pike January 25, 2023 at 14:03

    Thanks Sue – that’s my kind of luscious dessert xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2023 at 17:19

      I was surprised how delicious it was considering it was a quick version. x

  • Reply Janine January 25, 2023 at 14:06

    I love tiramisu but no one else in my family does. I can easily make this one for my own little treat night! Thank you for sharing

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2023 at 17:19

      Hi Janine, it is perfect for one or two and so easy to make. x

  • Reply leannelc January 25, 2023 at 14:13

    It sounds absolutely delicious Sue – and if it only took a few minutes to prepare then that makes it an added win. We rarely have dessert these days, but I would definitely be putting my hand up for one of these if it was in the offering!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2023 at 17:20

      I will send one over for you Leanne xx

  • Reply Suzanne@PictureRetirement January 25, 2023 at 22:45

    Sounds like my kind of dessert – not a lot of ingredients or long process, tasty, and a healthier version of the original. Score!! The perfect Valentine’s Day treat.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2023 at 04:55

      I enjoy cooking Suzanne but sometimes I just want something quick and easy that still has a WOW factor. You could expand the recipe and make a couple of layers in a tray for guests and yes, as Valentine’s Day treat is a great idea. x

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid January 26, 2023 at 03:20

    This is genius – I will definitely give this a go because it’s my husband’s favourite dessert! I always put making tiramisu in the too hard basket but an Italian colleague gave me her recipe and it was so easy even I could make it… And it was SO good. The recipe is on the blog if you want to put those finger biscuits to good use 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2023 at 04:55

      Thanks, Sammie, I will check out your friend’s recipe thank you. 🙂

  • Reply Bernadette January 26, 2023 at 04:38

    Sue this is a fabulous idea. I always go for the trifecta, quick, easy and delicious. I have a similar recipe but don’t want to presume to put a link on your comments. Let me know if you want the link.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2023 at 04:48

      Hello Bernadette, by all means leave your link in the comments. x

  • Reply Joanne January 26, 2023 at 05:16

    That does sound quick and easy! I just love tiramisu.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2023 at 04:56

      I enjoy tiramisu too Joanne but sometimes it can be time consuming. This recipe was a very quick alternative which still produced a delicious result. x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs January 27, 2023 at 09:27

    Great adaptation for time and health reasons. I do a lot of ‘winging it’ with recipes. Only time I actually follow one is if it is brand new. I am glad you enjoyed it too. Thank you for your post this week shared on Wednesday’s Words and Pics. I am grateful for your support. I hope to see you next week too. Denyse.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 28, 2023 at 10:03

      HI Denyse, this was so quick and easy and with only the two of us if the recipe is too fiddly we tend to just say ‘forget it, it’s all too hard’. I usually wing it with recipes too and put my own spin on it especially if I don’t have the ingredients. I’m pretty good at substituting. See you next week and #WWandP

  • Reply Suzanne January 30, 2023 at 14:05

    Best part of baking or putting food on the table is when appreciation is given. A quick recipe that can be adapted in another big win. I have given up having dairy though I could easily make your recipe dairy free, might have to try it one day. Good to catch up with your blog, Sue.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2023 at 14:09

      Hi Suzanne it is so lovely to hear from you and hope all is well with you. This recipe really was quick and easy and I’m sure you could adapt it for dairy free. Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful week. x

      • Reply Suzanne January 30, 2023 at 14:16

        You too, Sue 🙂

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