Showing posts with label desserts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label desserts. Show all posts

10 Unique and Tasty Tiramisu Recipes to Try

Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It is made with ladyfingers, coffee, mascarpone cheese, and a sweet wine or coffee liqueur. The combination of flavors is simply irresistible. But, there are so many unique ways to make it! I gathered 10 of my favorite recipes to share with you. I know you will find one or two to try yourself.

But, before we get into the tasty ways to give this classic dessert a twist, here is some info about why you would want to serve this treat to guests.

Here are some reasons why tiramisu is a great dessert:

  • It is delicious. The combination of coffee, mascarpone cheese, and sweet wine or coffee liqueur is simply irresistible.
  • It is easy to make. Tiramisu is a very simple dessert to make. All you need to do is dip the ladyfingers in coffee, layer them with mascarpone cheese, and then dust with cocoa powder. That's it!
  • It is perfect for any occasion. Tiramisu is a great dessert for any occasion. It is perfect for a party, a special dinner, or even just a weeknight dessert.
  • It is versatile. There are many different ways to make tiramisu. You can add different flavors, such as chocolate or fruit, to make it your own.
  • It is affordable. Tiramisu is a relatively affordable dessert to make. The ingredients are all relatively inexpensive and you can make a large batch for a crowd.

If you are looking for a delicious, easy, and versatile dessert, tiramisu is the perfect choice. So gather your ingredients and get ready to make a delicious tiramisu today!

Here are ten awesome variations to try:

  1. Strawberry Vegan Tiramisu by Addicted to Dates

  2. Mini Panettone Tiramisu by Rosanna ETC

  3. Tiramisu Cheesecake by An Italian in My Kitchen

  4. No Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream by Homegrown Happiness 

  5. Raspberry Tiramisu by This Little Home

  6. Ombre Tiramisu Cake by Eat Loves Eats

  7. Raspberry Tiramisu Tarts by Food Meanderings

  8. Earl Grey Tiramisu by The Cozy Plum

  9. The Best Tiramisu by What a Girl Eats

  10. Tiramisu Cupcakes by Spatula Desserts

Here are some additional tips for making tiramisu:

  • Use strong coffee. The coffee should be strong enough to flavor the tiramisu without being too bitter.
  • Use good quality mascarpone cheese. The mascarpone cheese should be smooth and creamy.
  • Use a sweet wine or coffee liqueur. The liqueur should add a touch of sweetness to the tiramisu.
  • Don't overcrowd the pan. When layering the tiramisu, make sure not to overcrowd the pan. This will prevent the tiramisu from setting properly.
  • Refrigerate the tiramisu overnight. The tiramisu needs to be refrigerated overnight for the flavors to meld and the ladyfingers to soften.
  • Dust with cocoa powder before serving. Dusting the tiramisu with cocoa powder before serving will give it a classic look.

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Instant Pot Banana Rice Pudding


My family loves rice pudding and I often make it in the instant pot. But, we had some over ripe bananas and I thought maybe, I could put them to use in the pudding we all love so much. And let me tell you, this is one of my most delicious ideas yet!

This is such an easy recipe. You can have it ready in minutes if you like it warm, but if you like it cool, no worries! Just give it a little time to rest and cool.

This is a great recipe to keep on hand because it is cheap to make, and it tastes like a million bucks when you dig into it. It is a great way to stretch your grocery budget by adding in affordable rice to your desserts. Plus this no bake goodie won't heat up the house on a hot day.


1 c white rice

1 ½ c water

2 cups of milk

½ c sugar

2 overripe bananas

1 tsp vanilla

Add rice and water to the instant pot.

Seal and select high heat.

Set the timer for 3 minutes.

It will take about 10 minutes before the timer begins to countdown.

When the timer beeps, turn off the instant pot. 

After 10 minutes, quick release the steam.

Add milk and sugar.


In a small bowl, smash the bananas and add vanilla and cinnamon.

Pour this into the rice.

Turn the instant pot to saute, and allow to cook until it comes to a boil. 

Remove the liner from the instant pot and allow to cool and thicken.

Serve warm or cold, with cinnamon sprinkled over the top and sliced bananas if you like.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Makes 6 servings.

If you are looking for more affordable dessert ideas you might like these peanut butter cream puffs or  my homemade stove top rice pudding recipe.

Apple Dessert Recipes to Fall For

It is only August, but we have picked our first apple of the season and now I have all of the symptoms of seasonal obsession. I MUST MAKE ALL OF THE YUMMY APPLE THINGS!

Apple Dessert Recipes to Fall For

If you too suffer from seasonal apple obsession, you are going to adore these tips for picking the best apples and these awesome apple recipes I am crushing on this year.

Tips for Picking the Best Apples

  • Pick apples from the outside of the tree first, as these will be the ripest.
  • Select apples that are firm to the touch.
  • Fragrant apples are also a good sign of freshness.
  • Avoid bruises, nicks and apples that have fallen to the ground, as these may have insects feasting inside!
  • If an apple isn't quite ripe, it won't ripen more after picking. 

Now that you know what to look for in apples as you are picking them, let's get on to more important matters, what to make with these lovely apples!

Baked Honey Crisp Apples
Crockpot Baked Apples This is perfect for dessert on crazy busy days.
Apple Butterscotch Snack Cake
No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Baked Apple Chips These are perfect for healthy snacking!
Apple Cheese Danish
Heirloom Apple Cake

Which of these recipes will you try first? I think it has to be the Baked Honeycrisp Apples for me! They look perfectly delectable! We made a really cute apple tree window cling last year you might want to make your own.

Find all of my apple posts here

Chocolate Cherry Floats

I have a recipe for a Chocolate Cherry Float that is so good that even on the coldest fall day, it will appeal to your taste buds!

I love to serve ice cream floats to friends and family. They are easy to make and while it seems like a pretty simple thing, an ice cream float can be as complex and creative as you desire. The combinations for yum are endless.

In this Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Float recipe, you will find I went with basic ingredients you might already have in the kitchen. If you have them, get ready to dash in and make one of these!

Chocolate Cherry Floats

You will need:

Dr. Pepper
Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Syrup
Maraschino Cherries

Begin by drizzling chocolate syrup around the inner rim of your glass so that it dribbles down the sides.

Next, add 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream into the glass

Top with Dr. Pepper.

Drop a cherry in and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

This is completely delicious. If you like chocolate and cherry, this is one easy yet delicious float recipe you won't want to miss.

You might also enjoy this Lazy Affogato Recipe.

Blackberry Cheesecake Floats are a reader favorite you will love too!

Find all of my favorite ice cream floats here

Strawberry Shortcake Floats

All of the flavors of a Strawberry Shortcake, but in a decadently cool float form! There is nothing like an ice cream float on a hot summer day!

You will want to pin this recipe to your dessert board for future reference!

Summer is the perfect season to make ice cream floats. This one is perfect for a dessert or a decadent way to cool off on a summer day.

I love strawberry shortcake on a summer day! But, sometimes I want something cooler than cake. A float is a perfect solution to cure my cravings.

These floats look and taste gourmet, but they are so easy to make! The most basic of ingredients come together to create a treat that is going to become a most requested drink in your house!

This was so good. I had to have a second float! My guilt subsided when my husband asked for another one but in a bigger glass.  This is an easy way to impress a guest or a delicious addition to any day of the week!

If you love floats, you won't want to miss this delicious strawberry cheesecake float or this blackberry cheesecake float.

Click through for the recipe.

Chocolate Cherry 7 Up Float

On a hot summer day there is nothing quite as nice as an ice cream float to cool you off! This Chocolate Cherry Float is easy, decadent and sure to become a family favorite!

4 Ingredients are all you need to whip up this tasty treat. Luckily, it is as easy to devour as it is to make!
Recipes like this are perfect for when guests drop by on a hot summer day, or anytime you need a little pick me up really!

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Cherry 7 Up
Whipped Cream

Drizzle the glass with Hershey's Special Dark Syrup
Add a scoop of chocolate ice cream
Top with Cherry 7 Up and a squirt of whipped cream.

This is such an easy drink that wows everyone that tries it. Ice Cream Floats are perfect for sharing on a summer day! 

If you really love chocolate, you can drizzle a little extra syrup on the whipped cream as a lovely and decadent garnish!

You might also like this Chocolate Cherry Dr. Pepper Float recipe or this Blackberry Cheesecake Float recipe.

Strawberry Cheesecake Float

Strawberry Cheesecake has been a favorite treat for many years. I decided it would be fun to bring that decadent flavor to a refreshing drink, ice cream float style! The results? Completely mouth watering!!! Fresh fruit, luscious cheesecake, and smooth ice cream come together to create a completely gourmet ice cream float!

Ice Cream Floats are the perfect drink for summer. They can be as simple as a root beer float, or as gourmet as this Strawberry Cheesecake Float! While this one looks and tastes like a million bucks, it comes together in a few steps to create a luscious treat everyone will love.

This recipe is one you are going to want to bookmark or pin for later. The results are so decadent that you will want a second glass, guaranteed!

This is the perfect treat to make for a group of friends on a hot summer day. It is delicious, fancy and easy to make. Everyone loves a great ice cream float! This one is sure to become a favorite!

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