Easy-Peasy & Speedy Tiramisu-For-1 ๐Ÿฅ„ gluten free & keto

If you love tiramisu as much as we do, then this (super easy and speedy!) gluten free and keto tiramisu is most definitely for you.

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Gluten Free & Keto Tiramisu-For-1 ๐Ÿฅ„

Easy Peasy & Fairly Instantย ๐Ÿ’จ

Tiramisu is perhaps Italy’s most famous dessert export. Think layer after layer of coffee-soaked savoiardi biscuits, followed by the creamiest of mascarpone fillings, all topped off with a dusting of cocoa powder. And so, with a few tips and tricks, you can make this famous dessert keto (and in a jiffy!).

And perhaps most importantly, for one. Because let’s face it, having an entire pan of tiramisu laying around is imminent danger to the waistline.

Fun fact: Tiramisu, which literally translates as pick-me-up, is thought to have originated in a casa chiusa (i.e. a house of ill-repute) as a ‘pick-me-up’ for the girls.

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The Boozeย ๐Ÿธ

Tiramisu is traditionally a boozy dessert. From the Tia Maria (or coffee liqueur) soaked savoiardi (i.e. lady fingers), to the marsala-infused mascarpone.

Coffee liqueur, in all it’s sugary glory, is out of the question if keto. But some brandy would be a nice substitute if you’re keen. Otherwise leaving it out (or even adding some extract) would work the charm.

Same goes for the marsala wine. Either substitute it for another dry wine, or simply substitute in with a tablespoon of almond milk. Different results, but nonetheless delicious.

Tip: We generally keep a small (and cheap) bottle of sauvignon blanc in the fridge. Even after weeks of hanging out, it still delivers (and spruces up even the most boring of chicken breasts).

The Sweetener ๐Ÿฏ

You can pretty much use whatever sweetener floats your boat. But it must be powderedย for smooth blending. Weโ€™ve test driven it with Swerve, xylitol and Pyure and it works great with all three.

So get your blender out, make sure itโ€™s completely dry, and process your sweetener of choiceย until powdered. Just make sure you wait a few moments for the dust to settle before opening the blender or food processor.

Or you can always grab a bag of Powdered Swerve (i.e. confectionerโ€™s).

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as itโ€™s highly toxic to the little guys!ย ๐Ÿ•

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The Methodย ๐Ÿ”

Traditional Italian tiramisu involves you making zabaglione; otherwise known as sabayon or zabaione. Which is nothing more than an egg yolk, sugar and white wine custard.

So for this simplified keto tiramisu version, we’re giving you two options. Number one involves skipping the zabaglione, giving you fairly instant yet still delicious results (think more tiramisu cheesecake). While number two is more akin to tradition, as you’d be whipping up a quick custard.

They’re both super delicious. Oh, and we’re not that much into folding in the whipped egg whites at the end. Not very traditional of us, but it’s just not our jam.

And to substitute the coffee-soaked savoiardi, we did a layer of toasted almonds, sweetener, melted butter and a touch of espresso (or strong-brewed coffee). If you taste it after just made it’ll be a soggy mess, but once set in the fridge it’s absolutely delicious. So don’t skip it!

1. Make zabaglione

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2. Fold in mascarpone cheese until completely incorporated

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3. Fold in whipped heavy cream until creamy smooth

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Gluten Free, Low Carb & Keto Tiramisu-For-1

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Ketogenic
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 305 kcal

If you love tiramisu as much as we do, then this (super easy and speedy!) gluten free and keto tiramisu is most definitely for you. Think a featherlight zabaglione and mascarpone custard, with an instant and killer coffee-infused biscuit base. 

Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups at the bottom of the ingredients for an instant conversion.

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Ingredients

For the coffee soaked biscuit base

For the keto tiramisu

  • 1 large egg yolk skip for quick version
  • 1 tablespoon dry Marsala wine or dry white wine**
  • 2-3 tablespoons Swerve confectioners or xylitol, to taste (we use 2)*
  • 70 g mascarpone cheese at room temperature
  • 40 g heavy cream whipped
  • cocoa powder for dusting

Instructions

For the coffee soaked biscuit base

  1. Lightly toast almond flour in a dry skillet or pan over medium heat, until fully golden and fragrant (2-4 minutes). This is very important taste-wise, so don't skip!

  2. Transfer toasted almond flour to a small bowl (or go straight for the serving glass), and mix in Swerve, cinnamon and salt. Add in butter and coffee, mix until thoroughly combined, and sprinkle into serving glass or dish. Refrigerate while you make the tiramisu (and don't worry if it tastes soggy right now!). 

For the keto tiramisu (the easy version)

  1. Add heavy cream to a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until whipped (2-3 minutes). Set aside. 

  2. Fold in mascarpone, marsala (optional), and powdered sweetener to taste. 

  3. Transfer to prepared serving glass and freeze for 30-40 minutes or refrigerate for a couple hours (or overnight). Serve with a generous dusting of cocoa powder. 

For the keto tiramisu (the zabaglione version)

  1. Add heavy cream to a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until whipped (2-3 minutes). Set aside. 

  2. Beat egg yolk, marsala and powdered sweetener in a heat-proof bowl set over a simmering water bath. Making sure the bottom doesn't touch the water. Whisk rapidly and constantly (much easier with an electric mixer or handheld whisk), until tripled in volume, 4-6 minutes. 

  3. Remove from heat and fold in mascarpone until thoroughly combined. 

  4. Fold in whipped cream gently until creamy smooth, transfer to prepared serving glass and freeze for 30-40 minutes or refrigerate for a couple hours (or overnight). Serve with a generous dusting of cocoa powder.

Recipe Notes

*Or powdered Pyure (at half the amount). Please see section on Sweeteners for more deets on powdering and sweetening options.

Though if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as itโ€™s highly toxic to the little guys! ๐Ÿ•

**See section on booze for deets and possible subs.ย 

Each batch of our keto tiramisu-for-1 yields a full-sized (very large!) serving (i.e. classic Italo-American style). So we prefer to portion it into two servings, rather than indulge all at once (2.5g net carbs rather than 5g net). But feel free to portion it even smaller (think tiramisu fat bombs!) in small muffin pans or moulds. Keep in the fridge for up to 4 days, and in the freezer afterwards.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free, Low Carb & Keto Tiramisu-For-1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Potassium 97mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 18.2%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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29 comments

  1. Christine says:

    Hi: I imported this recipe into the Carb Manager app & it calculated the nutrition info & it came up with an incredible amount of carbs; 22 grams! My limit is 14/day on keto. Iโ€™m unsure why or if I even should edit based on the nutrition info provided with the recipe. Thanks

  2. B says:

    How different is the taste between the easy version and the other one?? Has anyone tried the easy version??

  3. Lucia says:

    Made it today and enjoyed it with whole family. I was amazed at the taste of toasted almond flour. It is just beyond expectations! I will “play” with this recipe in the future and just include different flavours, maybe transform it into cheesecake. Thank you for these amazing recipes! You’ve given me courage to experiment and keep being healthy! Congratulations for all your efforts!

    • Paola says:

      Awesome to hear Lucia! And DEF on the cheesecake! If you search for the cheesecakes-for-1 on the site they use this base too (as do the cookies ‘n cream fat bombs with an ‘oreo’ version) xo!

  4. Katie says:

    I don’t see where the substitute for the whine is at, I’m in recovery and love tiramisu, but I won’t risk sobriety can you please address the substitute?

  5. Tina says:

    Hi Paola, Just want to tell you, your taste buds are like mine! You’re amazing!!!!!I just want to try everyone of your recipes; its everything I like, have to try the ice cream and tiramisu!! A M A Z I N G! ! !

  6. Coda says:

    Why do you specify “Grass-fed butter”? Isn’t butter just butter from a recipe standpoint, or is there a taste or texture difference?

    • Paola says:

      From a baking standpoint you can use whatever butter you desire. But since this is a blog with an emphasis on paleo and keto grass-fed is a must, as nutritional profile is anything but the same xo!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Christine! It does make about a cup, but it’s very rich. Maybe just double it in case you guys do want to indulge though, and you can always make fat bombs out of the leftovers ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo!

  7. Rayan says:

    Wow! I made the zabaglione version today. It is absolutely delicious! The flavors are unique, but they work so well together. I used chardonnay and Pyure. I want to try it with marsala wine next time. Thanks so much for your amazing recipes!

  8. Rayan says:

    Hi, just wondering if you have heard from any of your subscribers about being kicked out of Keto due to artificial sweeteners?

    • Paola says:

      Hi Rayan, I haven’t heard anything of the sort with readers. May I ask why you ask? Erythritol is generally assumed to be fine, also xylitol (though it does have a slightly higher GI) also fine in moderation.

      • Rayan says:

        Hi Paola, I have been using honey instead of artificial sweeteners. I just wanted to check in before trying artificial sweeteners. Thanks so much for the response!

  9. Jennifer McKinnis says:

    Paola, This recipe is incredible. I didn’t think I would ever get to eat tiramisu again! Thank you!

  10. Andra Harris says:

    YAY!!! Another yummy dessert to try. I so enjoyed baking and making desserts the โ€œtraditionalโ€ way before we went KETO and your site has given me so many opportunities to perfect my โ€œnewโ€ baking skills. LOVE your site โ€“ it is my favorite of all the Keto sites I follow.

  11. Emily Buchanan says:

    SO easy and SO delicious! I’m a big tiramisu fan and was a bit nervous about making the zabagione. But I must say that you literally just beat everything over the water bath and it came out perfect! Very simple.

    I was also very hesitant about the almond coffee mix because it tasted terribly soggy, but I just went for it and after it came out of the fridge WOW!! It actually tasted like the cookies dipped in coffee!! HOW ON EARTH did you think of that?! Pure magic Paola! Thank you for another keeper!

    • Paola says:

      HI Emily! That’s so awesome so happy you enjoyed it! And YUP, making zabaglione is super easy (also great to dress up some berries!). xo!

  12. Betsy says:

    Are the nutrition facts for one serving or the whole recipe? Having a title that says “for one” and servings = 2 is a little confusing. Thanks!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Betsy, the total recipe yields a VERY generous helping of tiramisu (think old-school Italo-American), so I portioned it into two (it’s so rich!). And sorry for the confusion! xo!

      • Monica S says:

        You portioned it did the same for the cheesecake-for-1, delicious btw. It really is a big portion (cheesecake factory big portion!). The first time I made it I ate half and it was SO rich, so lately I’ve been making it into fat bombs. I think it’s funny how we get used to indulging with smaller portions.

        Anyways! I’ll definitely be trying this one soon thanks!

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