Italian Meringue Tiramisù: A Decadent Twist on a Classic

Elevate your dessert experience with our Italian Meringue Tiramisù, a luxurious take on the traditional Italian favorite. This recipe combines the rich, creamy texture of mascarpone with the lightness of Italian meringue, adding a delightful contrast to the classic tiramisù layers. Dipped in a sweet coffee and milk mixture and finished with a dusting of cocoa powder, every bite of this dessert is an exquisite blend of flavors and textures.

Why You’ll Love This: If you’re a tiramisù lover looking for something extra special, this version with Italian meringue adds an airy, sophisticated touch to the traditional recipe. The meringue lends a silky smoothness to the mascarpone cream, creating a harmonious balance with the coffee-soaked ladyfingers.

Perfect Occasion: This tiramisù is perfect for celebrations, dinner parties, or as a luxurious treat for yourself and loved ones. Its elegant presentation and the refined twist on a classic make it an ideal choice for impressing guests or indulging in a sumptuous dessert.


For the Cream:

  • 750g mascarpone cheese
  • 4 fresh extra category A egg yolks (or pasteurized)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the Italian Meringue:

  • 60g egg whites
  • 120g sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the Soak:

  • 2 cups of strong coffee
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Ladyfingers, as needed
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting


  1. Prepare the soak by boiling all ingredients together, then let it cool.
  2. Place the mascarpone in a large bowl.
  3. Beat the egg yolks with a teaspoon of sugar, then fold them into the mascarpone.

Making the Italian Meringue:

  1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and cook over heat. When the syrup reaches 110°C, start whipping the egg whites in a stand mixer or with an electric whisk. When the syrup reaches 121°C, slowly pour it over the egg whites, continuing to whip at high speed until cool.
  2. Gently fold the Italian meringue into the mascarpone mixture.


  1. Dip ladyfingers in the soak and lay them on the bottom of a dish.
  2. Pour a layer of the mascarpone cream over the ladyfingers.
  3. Continue layering soaked ladyfingers and cream.
  4. Finish with a layer of cream and dust with sifted cocoa powder.
  5. Refrigerate before serving.

Indulge in this Italian Meringue Tiramisù, a delightful fusion of classic flavors and modern culinary artistry, perfect for those seeking a touch of elegance in their dessert.

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