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(Easy Peasy!) Keto Tiramisu-For-1 🥄 gluten free

Extra luscious and easy-peasy, this gluten free and keto tiramisu for one (with its instant ‘cookie’ layer!) is bound to become a favorite low carb treat! 

Gluten Free & Keto Tiramisu For 1
Gluten Free & Keto Tiramisu For 1

Gluten Free & Keto Tiramisu-For-1

Easy Peasy & Fairly Instant

Tiramisu is perhaps Italy’s most famous dessert export, and with reason! 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!). So e xpect a featherlight zabaglione and mascarpone custard, with an instant and killer coffee-infused biscuit base. 

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 Booze

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: I 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

You can pretty much use whatever sweetener floats your boat. But it must be powdered for smooth blending. Think sugar alcohols (erythritol and xylitol) and allulose.

So get your blender out, make sure it’s completely dry, and process your sweetener of choice 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 Lakanto or Powdered Swerve (i.e. confectioner’s).

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

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The Method

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
Keyword: gluten free tiramisu, keto tiramisu, tiramisu for one
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 305 kcal

Extra luscious and easy-peasy, this gluten free and keto tiramisu for one (with its instant 'cookie' layer!) is bound to become a favorite low carb treat! Expect 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 powdered erythritol 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

*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 it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

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

Each batch of our keto tiramisu-for-1 yields a full-sized (very large!) serving. So I 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*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

54 comments

  1. Alona says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever commented on a recipe… mostly because I don’t have anything nice to say. This recipe was easy (as advertised) and quick. And most of all it was delicious. I’m pretty surprised.
    I’m eager to try some more recipes!!

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