Tiramisu parfait: 40 minutes without ice cream maker

Tiramisu-Eis mit Kakao bestreut und zu einem Cappuccino serviert ist purer Genuss.
Tiramisu parfait sprinkled with cocoa and served with a cappuccino is pure indulgence.

Tiramisu parfait is a wonderful Dessert for any menu. It can be very simply prepared and is always well received. The frozen version has the advantage that it is a change from the usual tiramisu and due to the low temperatures in the freezer the Salmonella risk reduced is.

I use for my recipe a Sponge cake base, which is ready in 15 minutes. It is one of my favorite recipes and I never buy sponge cake because this recipe is so easy, fast and delicious!

Of course you can also use purchased Sponge fingers use. The Sponge cake base has the advantage that it can also be used with deep temperatures still soft is and well for cutting out dessert glasses lets. You do not have to make layers with the ladyfingers and you could also try to mix them crumbled under the ice cream mass. If you have tested this, please report in the comments if it worked.

For the tiramisu parfait you need for the Preparation about 40 minutes (including baking the sponge cake). The dessert should then be at least Freeze through for 3 hours.

Ingredients tiramisu parfait

3 "normal" portions or
6 dessert glasses for a menu

Express sponge cake
(alternatively: Sponge fingers* buy, s. Tips)

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pck. vanilla sugar (s. Tips)
  • 4 tablespoons oil (e.g. sunflower oil)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1,5 TSP Baking powder* (deleted)

To drizzle:

  • 40 ml espresso (approx. 1.5 cups)
  • 1 TBSP. Amaretto*

Ice cream ingredients

For dusting: Cocoa powder*

Preparation sponge cake

Preparation time: dough about 5 minutes, baking about 10 minutes.

  • Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar with a hand mixer until foamy.
  • Add the oil and mix again.
Für den Biskuit werden Eier, Zucker und Vanillezucker zusammen schaumig aufgeschlagen. Anschließend wird das Öl untergemischt.
For the sponge cake, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar together until foamy. Then mix in the oil.
  • Add flour mixed with baking powder through a sieve and mix again.
  • Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  • Pour into a muffin tin or shallow baking dish. The dough will be about 1.5 times the height after baking. I filled with the dough 6 muffin tins about half full (for the dessert glasses) and the bottom of a small baking dish 8×8 cm (for decoration).
Teig in eine Auflaufform oder Muffinform geben. Der Teig wird durch das Backen ca. 1,5-mal so hoch.
Pour dough into a baking dish or muffin tin. The dough becomes about 1.5 times the height due to baking.
  • Bake at 180 °C for approx. 10 minutes until the surface is golden. Bake a large casserole dish a little longer if necessary (about 15 minutes).
  • Allow the base to cool.
  • In the meantime, prepare the espresso and let it cool down as well. Once cooled, add the amaretto.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the sponge cake muffins in half horizontally. Cut if necessary so that the bottom fits into the mold you have chosen. From the sponge cake from the baking dish I cut out shapes for the decoration.

Preparation tiramisu parfait

Preparation time: ice cream mass about 15 minutes

  • Separate the egg (keep the white) and whisk the yolk over a bain-marie with 25 g sugar and the pulp of the vanilla pod for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. A creamy mass is formed.
Eigelb, Zucker und Vanilleschote über dem Wasserbad aufschlagen bis eine cremige Konsistenz erreicht ist.
Whisk the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla bean over a bain-marie until a creamy consistency is reached.
  • Stir in the mascarpone and the amaretto.
Mascarpone und Amaretto unterrühren. Danach vom Wasserbad nehmen.
Stir in the mascarpone and amaretto. Then remove from the water bath.
  • Remove the egg-mascarpone mixture from the water bath.
  • Beat the egg whites with the salt until stiff, adding the remaining sugar (25 g).
  • Fold the stiff egg whites into the mixture. To do this, work it in with a spoon from the bottom up so that as much air as possible is retained.
Das steif geschlagene Eiweiß wird untergehoben und schon ist die Eismasse für das Tiramisu-Eis fertig.
Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites and the ice cream mixture for the tiramisu parfait is ready.

Assemble tiramisu parfait

Time required: approx. 10 minutes
Freezing: at least 3 hours

  • Place a layer of the cookie in the dessert glass and drizzle with the espresso-amaretto mixture. Use more or less, as desired.
Die unterste Schicht besteht aus Biskuit und wird mit dem Espresso-Amaretto-Gemisch beträufelt.
The bottom layer is made of sponge cake and drizzled with the espresso-amaretto mixture.
  • Add a layer of the ice cream mixture and smooth it out.
  • Carefully press the next layer of sponge on top of the ice cream mixture and drizzle again with the Espresso-Amaretto mixture.
Es folgt eine Schicht Eismasse, dann wieder Biskuit. Anschließend wieder mit Espresso-Amaretto beträufeln.
Follow with a layer of ice cream mixture, then sponge cake again. Then drizzle again with espresso amaretto.
  • Pour the second layer of ice cream mixture into the glass and smooth it out.
  • Briefly dip the cut-out sponge cake mold into the espresso-amaretto mixture and place on top of the ice cream mixture.
Für das Tiramisu-Eis den Dekorationsbiskuit kurz in die Espresso-Amaretto-Mischung eintunken und auf die letzte Eismassenschicht setzen.
For the tiramisu parfait, briefly dip the decorative sponge into the espresso amaretto mixture and place on top of the final layer of ice cream.
  • Place the jars in the freezer and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  • Let thaw in the refrigerator before serving (dessert glasses about 15 minutes, larger molds about 30 minutes) and sprinkle with cocoa.


  • If you use ladyfingers instead of sponge cake, it is better to layer the tiramisu parfait in a square mold. Alternatively, you can crumble the ladyfingers in a bag and fill them into glasses as a layer.
  • Vanilla sugar make your own is very easy and better than store-bought. Simply a scraped vanilla pod* to 200 g sugar in an airtight container. Many commercial "vanilla sugars" are not with real vanilla, but with vanillin displaced.

Other Dessert ideas like a Prince Pückler ice cream sandwich, Melon ice cream in its own shell or a Bee sting ice cream scoop can also be found on my blog.

Should you Ice cream with alcohol like, I can give you my Marzipan ice cream from the freezer with amaretto, Mulled wine ice cream or Malaga ice cream recommend.

Das Tiramisu-Eis vor dem Servieren mit Kakao bestreuen. Es passt ideal als Abschluss eines Menüs zum Beispiel zu Weihnachten.
Sprinkle the tiramisu parfait with cocoa before serving. It is ideal as a conclusion to a menu, for example, at Christmas.

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