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Easy Tiramisu for Kids

This Easy Tiramisu Recipe for Kids is simple easy and so delicious. No coffee, no eggs and no alcohol. Made with an ingredient that kids and adults will love. Creamy and so yummy this is the perfect Easy Kid Friendly Tiramisu.

tiramisu for kids with a spoon in the pan

My questions are, can you really eat too much Tiramisu? How many variations of Tiramisu are there out there? Well, no and a lot. I have made a few myself, from Easy Tiramisu to Strawberry tiramisu.

There is probably a Tiramisu Recipe for everyone. Including this Easy Tiramisu Recipe with no alcohol, no eggs and no coffee. And the best No-Bake Dessert.

Tiramisu which means “Pick me up”. A reference to the espresso coffee which is used in the Traditional Tiramisu Recipe. The first time I tried this Tiramisu was a birthday party for my nephew. My sister-in-law made the classic Tiramisu and another very delicate Tiramisu made with what I think is almost every kid’s favourite, chocolate milk.

tiramisu finished in a red pan with a glass of chocolate milk


Recipe Ingredients

  • Ladyfinger cookies –
  • Chocolate milk – any type
  • Mascarpone cheese – room temperature, it’s easier to cream
  • Cream – heavy, whipping or whole cream at least 30% fat content, cold from the fridge
  • Powdered sugar – also known as icing sugar or confectioners sugar
  • Cocoa – unsweetened dutch processed cocoa powder

I make this Easy Tiramisu Recipe for kids even a little more kid friendly by not adding any eggs. Just some creamy mascarpone and whole cream. It’s even better when you make it a three-layer-dessert!

How to make Tiramisu for Kids

  • Instead of dunking the Lady Fingers in strong coffee I dunk them in chocolate milk. You can either make your own chocolate milk or purchase it pre-made.

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kid tiramisu how to make cream mixture and dunked lady fingers in a red pan
  • Whip the cream (real cream not cool whip) and the mascarpone together until thickened, spread it on top of the lady finger base, sprinkle with some chocolate flakes if you want, then continue with another layer or two, finish it off with a dusting of cocoa just before serving!
  • Instead of cocoa you could sprinkle with chocolate shavings or even chocolate chips.
kid tiramisu how to make cream mixture whipped and finished tiramisu in a red pan
  • Be sure to refrigerate it at least 5 hours or even better over night before serving.

What to substitute for Lady Finger Cookies:

If you can’t find the cookies then you could always use a cut up Sponge Cake, Angel Food Cake or Pound cake, cut the cake into squares and place them on the bottom of the pan, then spoon the chocolate milk over the top.

What if I don’t like Cocoa?

If you don’t like cocoa you can always sprinkle the top with chocolate chips or even grated chocolate. Or just leave it plain.

Is Tiramisu soggy?

Tiramisu should not be soggy, so make sure you don’t leave the lady fingers sitting in the chocolate milk. Just dunk and turn once or twice quickly to cover. Also be sure to whip your mascarpone and cream until thick and creamy, stiff peaks are best.

easy tiramisu in a red pan with a spoonful

How to Store Tiramisu

Tiramisu can be left at room temperature no more than 2 hours, then be sure to store it covered in the fridge, it will last up to four days in the fridge.

Tiramisu can also be frozen, be sure to cover well and place in an airtight freezer bag or container, it will keep in the freezer for up to two weeks. Thaw the dessert in the refrigerator.

Never mind the kids this Easy Tiramisu recipe,  just might become everyone’s favourite. Enjoy!

up close easy tiramisu in a red dish

Easy Tiramisu Recipe for Kids

Rosemary Molloy
The perfect Tiramisu Recipe for kids, no coffee, eggs or alcohol.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 9 servings
Calories 351 kcal


  • 21 lady finger cookies (more if needed)
  • 1 cup chocolate milk (240 grams)
  • 1 cup mascarpone (225 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cups whipping cream (300 grams)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered / icing sugar


  • 1/4-1/2 cup chocolate flakes or chips (25-50 grams)
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  • In a medium bowl add mascarpone, whipping cream and sugar. Whip until quite thick.
  • In a medium bowl add the chocolate milk, dunk Lady Fingers one at a time turning to coat but do not leave submerged.
  • Add in a single layer in baking dish 7 1/2 x 6 x 2 1/4 inches (20 x 15 x 6 cm), 7-8 cookies to each layer. Spread with 1/3 – 1/2 of the cream mixture (depending on how many layers you want to make).
  • Sprinkle with chocolate flakes (if desired) and continue with remaining 1-2 layers. Sprinkle top layer with chocolate flakes or dust with cocoa powder just before serving. Refrigerate at least 5 hours or better still over-night before serving. Enjoy!


Tiramisu can be left at room temperature no more than 2 hours, then be sure to store it covered in the fridge, it will last up to four days in the fridge.
Tiramisu can also be frozen, be sure to cover well and place in an airtight freezer bag or container, it will keep in the freezer for up to two weeks. Thaw the dessert in the refrigerator.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1005IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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Updated from June 20, 2015.


  1. 5 stars
    I just made two of these for my 5 year old son’s class. They are learning about Italy and this was the perfect dessert to end the week. My two boys, 4 and 5, helped make them as well. Simple and delicious.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Is there any other kind of cookie that could be substituted, we live in a small place with limited cookie selection.

    1. Hi Jorian, to substitute the lady fingers you could actually use cut up sponge cake, that works really well. If you can’t get sponge cake then you can make your own. (very easy you can use the cake recipe from this link https://anitalianinmykitchen.com/tiramisu-layer-cake/). Hope that helps.

    1. Hi Susan, I usually use the firmer cookie type, I have never seen the soft sponge cake ladyfingers here, sounds interesting. I think either is good, whichever you prefer. Let me know how it goes. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  3. Is the sugar is missed, will it still taste wonderful? I did not see where to add in the directions

    1. Hi Kathy, sorry about that, it should be whipped with the cream and mascarpone. I think even if it is missed it would still taste really good, it’s really not that much sugar to make that a difference. Hope that helps. Thanks.

    1. Hi Rachel, sorry for the late reply (for some reason your comment went to spam) anyway I would probably double the recipe, and then if necessary break the cookies to fit the pan. Have a great day.

  4. 5 stars
    Not sure I am happy or sad you made this kid friendly. It is my favorite dessert and I use to say hands off–you aren’t allowed any 🙂 But my hips thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    I love this idea!! The chocolate milk is perfect for the kids- but I have a feeling I’ll love it too! Looks so delicious. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Excellent idea!! I made this with decaf — the kids loved it. But I think the chocolate milk will give it a rich taste. Another great recipe — thank you for sharing.

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