Tiramisu Shots and a Bertolli Virtual Dinner

tiramisu shots

What’s cuter than little single serve desserts? The first time I was introduced to them a few years back at a local restaurant I thought they were the best things ever. For these little dessert shots, I have made America’s favorite Italian dessert, tiramisu. I used a super simple recipe with these, and guess what, no eggs! They aren’t quite as rich as a traditional tiramisu, but there’s no reason to worry about food poisoning with these safe little tiramisu shots!


I just used a simple mixture of mascarpone cheese and whipped cream flavored with espresso and coffee liqueurs for the filling. Then topped them with fresh whipped cream lightly sweetened and flavored with vanilla.

tiramisu with raspberries

For garnish I used some beautiful fresh raspberries and cocoa powder.

shot glasses

I am so happy to be part of Bertolli’s virtual dinner today hosted by Paula at Bell’alimento. Be sure to head over to her site to see what sweet treat she’s come up with.

Before our gorgeous tiramisu shots, we had Bertolli’s new Meal Soups. Pictured below is Roasted Chicken and Rotini Pasta, my son’s favorite. We also tried Tuscan Style Beef and Vegetables, Chicken Minestrone and my favorite, Tomato Florentine and Tortellini with Chicken.

I was very impressed with these new meal soups. They come in the frozen food isle. All you have to do is add the contents of the soup package to a saucepan with a cup of water. Then heat through according to package directions. It makes a really quick and affordable meal for 2. The soups really are restaurant quality, and take minutes to prepare.


And here’s my simple recipe for the tiramisu shots. You can omit the alcohol if you like.

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Yield: Serves 4

Tiramisu Shots

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For the Mascarpone:

8 oz container Mascarpone cheese
1 tablespoon espresso
1 tablespoon Kahlua
1 tablespoon Irish cream liqueur

For the Whipped Cream:

1 pint cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon powdered sugar

For the lady fingers:

approximately 12 lady fingers, cut in half
4 shots espresso
1 tablespoon Kahlua
1 tablespoon Irish cream liqueur

For Garnish:

Cocoa powder

4 - 7 oz high ball glasses


1. Combine all ingredients for the Mascarpone in a large bowl. Mix well.

2. Combine all ingredients for the cream in a food processor with blade attachment. Turn on until cream is whipped.

3. Fold in half of the cream mixture into the Mascarpone mixture.

4. Dip each lady finger half in the coffee and liquor mixture. Add a coffee soaked cookie to the glass an d then a tablespoon of the Mascarpone mixture. Alternate layers until all 4 glasses are filled. Use the other half of the whipped cream to top off your desserts.

5. Garnish with cocoa powder and a raspberry

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  15 Responses to “Tiramisu Shots and a Bertolli Virtual Dinner”

  1. Paula - bell'alimento — October 17, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Angie, your Tiramisu Shots are GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to make these. Tiramisu is my all time favorite dessert! Thanks so much for bringing such a delicious dessert to our virtual dinner & dinner party! xoxo

  2. Fuji Mama — October 17, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    What is it about mini desserts? I just love them!! And tiramisu shots? Genius!! Can’t wait to make these. The difficulty will be in not eating them all myself…

  3. Juls — October 17, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    This is such a lovely way to serve a tiramisu! As much as I like to see a big dish of it, it is overwhelming and challenging you to eat the whole thing so a smaller, more prettily presented serving would be perfect!

  4. Maria — October 18, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    What a fun and impressive dessert!

  5. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 18, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    Heavens to Betsy I need one or 12 of these!

  6. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — October 20, 2011 @ 1:07 am

    These are fantastic! I just attended a baby shower where the hostess served mini desserts such as this. I’m hooked!

  7. Cheryl W. — October 20, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    Everything I have every tried of Bertolli was simply amazing. There frozen lasagna for two is so rich. Better than any I tried at fine dining. I can just image the soups are going to be out of this world. I can’t wait to find them at a grocery store near me. The Tiramisu recipe is going into my must make for a special date night with my husband. Simple gorgeous!

  8. Roxana GreenGirl — October 21, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    What a beautiful twist to the classic recipe. Brilliant serving idea!

  9. Christine — November 2, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    Hi Angie, Your Tiramisu Shots recipe has been selected to be featured in a Recipe Guessing Game. Please share the following link with your friends and fans. To play, go here: http://knapkins.com/guess_games/148?source=blog Congrats again!! 🙂

  10. Jo — December 27, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

  11. Jennifer Brouwer — January 23, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    Im LIterally drooling…….MUST MAKE ASAP

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