This light and dreamy dessert is a tasty alternative to the authentic Italian tiramisu. Not too sweet and made with cashew cream, it’s a contemporary version of an old favourite and equally fits the cliché, “a little pick-me-up.” This version does not include espresso, commonly found in tiramisu. We’ve made this with a coffee- and chocolate-flavoured stout or porter craft beer. Delicious!
For totally dairy-free chocolate, look for vegan dark chocolate.
Serve this tasty dessert with a glass of coffee- and chocolate-flavoured stout craft beer or porter. Do not serve too cold, and make sure there’s plenty of carbonated topping.
In bowl, place cashews and dates, and cover with water. Set aside for 4 hours or refrigerate overnight to soak.
Drain well and place in high-speed blender along with 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, coconut oil, and vanilla bean seeds. Whirl at high speed for about 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl. Add a splash more water, if desired. Cream should be light and fluffy. Set aside.
Cut ladyfingers in half and place in a single layer in large dish. Drizzle with stout. Do not let them sit for longer than 20 minutes, or they will fall apart.
Line up 4 single-serve (4 oz/125 mL) glass dessert dishes. Place 2 half-ladyfingers side by side in bottom of each dessert dish. Spoon 2 Tbsp (30 mL) cashew cream on top of each and smooth out. Repeat layers 2 more times and sprinkle top with grated chocolate.
Serve right away, or refrigerate overnight.
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This recipe is part of the Brewed Flavours collection.
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