Quick & easy tiramisu

Condensed milk is the secret to this super snappy Italian dessert. Coffee and chocolate are a classic combo, simply layer them up and enjoy

  • Prep:15 mins
    plus 1 hr chilling, No cook
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 753
  • fat 53g
  • saturates 36g
  • carbs 45g
  • sugars 39g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 3 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 3 tbsp coffee liqueur (or Camp Chicory & Coffee Essence)
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 85g condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 sponge fingers
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder


Uses for sponge fingers

Sponge fingers make an ideal base for trifles too. Use leftovers in a super-quick version: pour a little syrup from any canned fruit over the fingers to soak them, then top with cream and the fruit from the can.

Storing leftover condensed milk

Once opened, the remaining condensed milk can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to three months.



  1. Mix the coffee granules with 2 tbsp boiling water in a large jug and stir to combine. Add the coffee liqueur and 75ml cold water. Pour into a shallow dish and set aside.

  2. Make the cream layer by beating the mascarpone, condensed milk and vanilla extract with an electric whisk until thick and smooth.

  3. Break the sponge fingers into two or three pieces and soak in the coffee mixture for a few secs. Put a few bits of the sponge in the bottom of two wine or sundae glasses and top with the cream. Sift over the cocoa and chill for at least 1 hr before serving.

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