Super Easy Cheat’s Tiramisu with Crushed Biscuits & Vanilla Ice Cream

Have you ever opened packet of your favourite biscuits just to find out they are all crushed? Then our instant tiramisu recipe is for you…

We have used here Lotus biscuits, also called spéculoos – very sweet spiced / ginger bread like biscuits for the base and vanilla ice cream instead of marscarpone cheese.

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  • 8 spéculoos biscuits (broken into pieces)
  • 2 tbs sweet (dolce) Marsala wine
  • 4 tbs very strong espresso coffee (cooled down)
  • 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • cocoa powder or dark chocolate shavings – for the topping (we used coffee bean shaped mocha chocolates)

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  1. Share broken biscuits into two glasses.
  2. Do the same with wine, coffee and ice cream.
  3. Top with cocoa powder or chocolate.
  4. Enjoy immediately.

Makes 2 servings.


Sweet Marsala wine can be replaced with semi-sweet or even dry Marsala, just add some sugar to the espresso instead. Marsala wine is generally Italian port, so it would work in this recipe as well.


To make proper tiramisu, try Ch’tiramisu – Tiramisu from North of France or Classic No Bake Tiramisu recipe.

If you are looking for more instant dessert recipes, take a look at our Ice Cream Dessert with Madeira Cake & Grand Marnier.

For more coffee flavoured desserts check out Camilla’s Peanut Butter & Golden Oreo Pudding, Rebecca’s Chocolate Coffee Fudge Cake, Chocolette’s Coffee Biscuits Sandwiched with Whipped Coffee Chocolate Ganache, our Mocha ÉclairsCoffee Icing Glazed Cookies or Condensed Milk & Coffee Tarts with Almonds.

As we used here broken biscuits I’m submitting this recipe to Elizabeth’s No Waste Food Challenge.

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Please consume spirits responsibly and don’t exceed recommended safe alcohol unit limits.

Your thoughts…

  1. Sounds lush Margot, love a quick and easy dessert:-) Thanks for linking to my recipe:-)

  2. This is a great idea, love any quick desserts! Love the coffee shaped chocs too – they really set it off. Thanks for linking to my cake. X

  3. Wishing I had one glass of your vanilla ice cream here. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh wow! I want this on the table in front of me right now! This sounds super! Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge :)

  5. Looks like a fabulous recipe!

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