Lemon tiramisu: A delicacy with only 170 calories!

Lemon tiramisu is a delightful twist on the classic Italian dessert, featuring the bright and tangy flavor of lemon. Here’s a recipe for a light and refreshing lemon tiramisu that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings without the guilt:

Recipe: Lemon Tiramisu


– 1 cup heavy cream
– 1/4 cup powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 8 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
– Zest of 2 lemons
– Juice of 1 lemon
– 1/2 cup limoncello liqueur (optional)
– 1 cup brewed strong coffee, cooled
– 24 ladyfinger biscuits (savoiardi)
– Lemon slices and mint leaves, for garnish (optional)


1. In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract together until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

2. In another mixing bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese until smooth and creamy. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice until well combined.

3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until smooth and creamy. Be careful not to deflate the whipped cream.

4. If using, pour the limoncello liqueur into a shallow dish. Dip each ladyfinger biscuit into the cooled coffee and then into the limoncello liqueur, soaking it for a few seconds on each side. Arrange a layer of soaked ladyfinger biscuits in the bottom of an 8×8-inch square baking dish or a similar-sized serving dish.

5. Spread half of the lemon mascarpone mixture over the layer of soaked ladyfinger biscuits, smoothing it out with a spatula.

6. Repeat the layers, starting with another layer of soaked ladyfinger biscuits followed by the remaining lemon mascarpone mixture.

7. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate the lemon tiramisu for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld together and the dessert to set.

8. Once chilled and set, slice the lemon tiramisu into squares or rectangles and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves, if desired.

9. Serve and enjoy this light and refreshing lemon tiramisu as a perfect ending to any meal!

This lemon tiramisu is a delightful dessert that’s bursting with citrus flavor and creamy goodness. With only 170 calories per serving, it’s a guilt-free treat that you can enjoy anytime. Plus, it’s easy to make and sure to impress your family and friends. Buon appetito!


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