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Savor the Sweetness: Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe

Limoncello Tiramisu, the lemon-kissed cousin of the classic Tiramisu, is a delectable dessert that combines the lusciousness of mascarpone cheese, the richness of ladyfingers, and the bright, zesty notes of limoncello liqueur. If you're a fan of traditional Tiramisu and crave a refreshing twist, this recipe is perfect for you. Join us on a journey to create this delightful Italian treat right in your own kitchen.

Good Guys Limoncello Tiramisu

The Essence of Limoncello Tiramisu

Limoncello Tiramisu is a delightful variation of the beloved Italian classic. It infuses the traditional Tiramisu with the sunny flavors of limoncello liqueur, making it a perfect dessert for a summer day or whenever you need a burst of citrusy goodness.

Ingredients You'll Need

To embark on this Limoncello Tiramisu adventure, you'll need the following ingredients:


  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup limoncello liqueur

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 24 to 30 ladyfingers

  • Zest of 2 lemons

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • A pinch of salt

  • Lemon slices and mint leaves for garnish

Steps to Create Limoncello Tiramisu

Now, let's dive into the process of making this delightful Limoncello Tiramisu:


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the mascarpone cheese, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, and egg yolks until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

  2. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.

  3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until fully combined.

  4. In another bowl, combine the limoncello, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

  5. Quickly dip each ladyfinger into the limoncello mixture, making sure not to soak them completely. Arrange a layer of dipped ladyfingers at the bottom of your serving dish.

  6. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.

  7. Repeat the process with another layer of limoncello-soaked ladyfingers and the remaining mascarpone mixture.

  8. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.

  9. Before serving, garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint leaves for a vibrant touch.

The Finale

The result is a luscious and refreshing dessert that combines the classic Tiramisu's creamy texture with the invigorating flavors of limoncello and lemon zest. It's the perfect ending to a special meal or a delightful treat any time you're craving a taste of Italy with a citrus twist.

Limoncello Tiramisu is a mouthwatering twist on a beloved classic, and making it at home allows you to enjoy the authentic flavors of Italy in your own kitchen. It's a dessert that embodies the joy of Italian cuisine and will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. So, why wait? Dive into the world of Limoncello Tiramisu and indulge in this sweet, zesty masterpiece.

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