Ready for a kid-friendly delicious dessert that is perfect any time of the year? Try this Tiramisu for Tots recipe where the classic Italian dessert gets a make-over by skipping the coffee and adding some fresh berries. This tasty no bake dessert is even great to have the kids help make for a fun family activity.
I grew up eating homemade Tiramisu and have been craving it lately. I generally only make recipes now that the kids can eat and will enjoy. Since most tiramisu is made with either coffee or some type of liquor, I knew I needed to come up with a version our whole family can enjoy. This Tiramisu for Tots recipe is just that. Layers of ladyfinger cookies, raspberry jam, whipped cream, and fresh raspberries make this dessert a winner for everyone!
If there is one thing to know about Italian culture, it’s that sharing recipes and gathering in the kitchen is a must. Oh, and don’t you dare say you’re “too full” if ever visiting an Italian family’s dinner party!
Cooking is an expression of love. “To feed my home is to feed my heart,” as my mom always says.
I recommend semi-sweet chocolate shavings for flavor purposes, but feel free to pair this treat with dark chocolate. There are many health benefits to dark chocolate such as better brain functionality, it’s rich in antioxidants, and it lowers blood pressure.
Equipment needed for this Tiramisu for Tots recipe
8×8 Baking Dish
Key Ingredients for this Tiramisu for Tots dessert
- Raspberry Jam
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Ladyfinger Cookies
- Chocolate Shavings
How to make this Kid Friendly Raspberry Tiramisu
Step 1: Make whipped cream
First start by adding whipping cream to a medium bowl and mix with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Cover and place in refrigerator.
Step 2: Soak the Ladyfingers
Next place the jam in a pie plate and microwave on HIGH 1 minute, or until it is melted. Soak 15 ladyfingers in the jam, rotating to coat each side. Ten place the ladyfingers side-by-side to cover the bottom of a 8×8-inch baking dish.
Step 3: Layer
Then top the ladyfingers with ½ of the whipped cream and smooth with a spatula. Top with ½ of the raspberries and ½ of the chocolate. Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers, whipped cream, raspberries and chocolate.
Cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve cold and enjoy!
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Substitutions & Additions:
- Like a different berry? Try some blueberries or strawberries sliced up instead!
- Does you family prefer dark chocolate or white chocolate? Go for it!
- Can’t find ladyfinger cookies? Vanilla wafers or a different thin cookie will work, too!
- Don’t feel like making your won whipped cream? Store bought whipped topping works, too.
Tiramisu for Tots
- 2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup seedless red raspberry jam
- 30 plain ladyfingers
- 8 ounces raspberries
- 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate shavings
- Mix whipping cream in medium bowl with electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Cover and place in refrigerator.
- Place jam in pie plate and microwave on HIGH 1 minute, or until melted.
- Soak 15 ladyfingers in jam, rotating to coat each side. Place ladyfingers side-by-side to cover bottom of 8×8-inch baking dish. Top with ½ whipped cream and smooth with spatula. Top with ½ raspberries and ½ chocolate. Repeat with layer of ladyfingers, whipped cream, raspberries and chocolate.
- Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes before serving.