Tiramisu Pudding is quick, simple, and provides a much needed treat to any holiday. I am a holiday food fan, and sweets are definitely up there as far as rank goes. There’s little more enticing than holiday food in general. Some of my earliest memories include me helping my mom in the kitchen. I have such fond memories of standing on our old wooden dining chairs, stirring pots.
My mom taught me how to cook with intuition – “a little of this, a dash of that” – so I rarely follow a recipe verbatim. I enjoy putting my own twists on foods. That’s what I did with this Tiramisu pudding recipe (adapted from this original recipe). The finished product is a delightfully light, semi-sweet dessert that the whole family will enjoy. This tiramisu pudding is decadent, yet complex. Best of all, this tiramisu pudding is easy to whip up in a jiffy.
Tiramisu Pudding Recipe
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 ounces German chocolate baking squares
- 1 cup (small carton) heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup espresso - brewed
- 1 box mini (or regular - whatever your preference) Nilla Wafers
- 3 cups cold milk
- Prepare instant vanilla pudding mix per box instructions
- Beat softened cream cheese into pudding
- In a separate bowl, beat heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form
- Fold pudding into whipped cream
- In a trifle bowl, cover the bottom in Nilla Wafers
- Pour approximately half of the brewed espresso over the cookies
- Pour approximately half the pudding over the top of the cookies
- Grate 1 ounce of the chocolate over the pudding
- Cover pudding in Nilla Wafers
- Pour remaining espresso over cookies
- Pour remaining pudding over cookies
- Grate remaining chocolate over the pudding
- Garnish with Nilla Wafers as you wish
- You may choose to do more layers. If so, you will probably need more cookies.
My mom and I made this tiramisu pudding dessert many years ago. It was forgotten, but I brought it back to life this Thanksgiving. I’m fairly certain my family thought they were never going to get to eat it because it took us so long to figure out how to photograph it in the lighting we had. Special thanks to my super awesome sister, Jessica, who took these photos. I need your skillz (with a z).
One thing I really appreciate about this dish is that it’s incredibly simple. When the ingredients are mixed, they really pair well together to form a cohesive flavor. I can’t really pick out any one ingredient (maybe other than chocolate). I think that’s a really unique quality in a dessert, especially a layered one.
What’s a holiday dessert that takes you right back?