Malted milk tiramisu

  • Preparation time:
  • 20 min
  • Total time:
  • 20 min
  • Plus time:
  • 6 hours chilling time
  • Makes:
  • 8 servings
Malted milk tiramisu

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Malted milk tiramisu

Kid-friendly and delicious, this malted milk tiramisu is a taste of Italy—without the 'boozy' finish.


  • 6 tbsp malted milk powder , divided
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder , divided
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar , divided
  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 275-g tub mascarpone
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 24 ladyfinger biscuits
  • 1/2 cup Maltesers , coarsely chopped (optional)


  • Stir 3/4 cup hot water with 4 tbsp malted milk powder and 1 tbsp each cocoa powder and sugar in a shallow pie plate or dish until dissolved.
  • Beat cream in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, about 3 min, until soft peaks form. Beat in mascarpone, vanilla, remaining 2 tbsp each malted milk powder and sugar, and 1 tbsp cocoa powder until combined.
  • Soak both sides of 12 biscuits in malted milk mixture, then arrange in 1 layer on bottom of a 8 x 8-in. baking dish. Spread half of cream mixture on top. Sift 2 tbsp cocoa powder over cream mixture. Repeat with remaining biscuits. Pour any leftover malted milk mixture on top and spread with remaining cream mixture. Sift remaining 1 tbsp cocoa powder evenly on top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. Scatter with Maltesers before serving. Tiramisu will keep well, refrigerated, up to 5 days.

Kitchen tip

To avoid overlap, break ladyfinger cookies into pieces to create a single layer. They will soften as they set.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent May/June 2019 issue. Photo by Ashley Capp.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 383
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • Fibre
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 75 mg
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