RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two + festive finds

When the holidays roll around, I like to hit ‘pause’ and really take the time to spend with the people I love. Usually for me, this means one-on-one time, as opposed to throwing a raging party. I simply prefer maintaining connections with my loved ones over a cup of coffee… and something sweet and delicious, like tiramisu. This recipe not only makes this classic recipe simple, but is super fast to throw together at the last minute.

RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefindsIngredients:

  • tiny cookies
  • 1 shot of espresso — I used the Voltesso capsule
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 1 cup whipping cream (in place of raw eggs as traditionally used)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • a splash of rum (~1 teaspoon)
  • cocoa and cocoa nibs for topping

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RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefinds RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefindsTo start, make your cookies according to the package (to make life wayyy easier, I used this natural sugar cookie kit). Roll the dough onto a clean, floured countertop and cut out shapes (I used the tiniest, cutest cookie cutter set ever). Bake and, when finished, allow to cool.

RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefinds RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefindsRecently, Nespresso sent over their new VertuoLine system, aka the easiest cup of espresso I’ve ever made at home. In a matter of (what felt like) seconds, I had a fresh shot of espresso waiting to pour over my sugar cookies. I added a splash of rum, but you can also skip this step.

RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefindsWhisk together mascarpone, whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract for about 5 minutes or until peaks start to form.

Now is the fun part: assembling the layers! Because I’m so fancy, I used these gold-rimmed coupe glasses, but you can use any small glass you have on hand. First add a layer of cookies, then pour over the espresso and rum. Top with a layer of the whipped mixture. Dust with cocoa powder and cocoa nibs.RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefinds RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefindsRECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefindsFor as fancy as this looks, it’s kind of silly how easy it is to make this recipe!

RECIPE // easy tiramisu for two #festivefindsart direction, styling, and photography by Jojotastic

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nespresso. All opinions are my own and I would never endorse something I didn’t completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 11.25.14
    Elle said:

    Looks delicious! Could even buy mini-lady fingers and do it that way, if you wanted that specific texture. Thank you!

    • 11.26.14
      joanna said:

      good point! glad you like the recipe :)