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Simple Vietnamese Iced Coffee Tiramisu Recipe

09/02/2018 (Last Updated: 02/04/2020)

A creative take on an Italian favourite, this simple tiramisu recipe is made with creamy, chocolatey Vietnamese Iced Coffee and sweetened condensed milk. Make ahead for a simple crowd-pleasing dessert – no bake, no fuss!

Simple Vietnamese Iced Coffee Tiramisu Recipe - A creative take on an Italian favourite, this simple tiramisu recipe is made with creamy, chocolatey Vietnamese Iced Coffee and sweetened condensed milk. Make ahead for a simple crowd-pleasing dessert - no bake, no fuss! | Wandercooks.com

Every now and again we like to mix things up in the Wandercooks kitchen and get a little creative. Today’s experimental Wandercooks creation fuses together two of our most favourite things in the world: Vietnamese cuisine (the most addicting of which (in our opinion) is the humble Vietnamese Iced Coffee) and sweetly delicious desserts.

To that end! World, may we present to you: a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach – da da da daaa – a simple little dessert recipe we’ve dubbed the Vietnamese Iced Coffee Tiramisu!

Simple Vietnamese Iced Coffee Tiramisu Recipe - A creative take on an Italian favourite, this simple tiramisu recipe is made with creamy, chocolatey Vietnamese Iced Coffee and sweetened condensed milk. Make ahead for a simple crowd-pleasing dessert - no bake, no fuss! | Wandercooks.com

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Traditional tiramisu recipes often call for a few fiddlier steps like tempering eggs, or adding ingredients like mascarpone cream cheese which we don’t always have in the fridge. We’re not exactly sure how to do the former (yet!) and Sarah doesn’t much like the latter. So today’s recipe skips them both in favour of a simple blend of thickened cream (aka heavy cream) with a dash of creamy condensed milk, caster sugar and vanilla essence.

The real flavour punch in this fusion tiramisu recipe comes from soaking Italian sponge finger (savoioardi) biscuits in freshly brewed Vietnamese coffee. We like to brew Trung Nguyen coffee in a traditional Vietnamese coffee filter called a ‘phin’.

This coffee, blended with condensed milk and poured over ice, tastes like no other coffee we’ve ever tried! (Mostly because there’s some craaaazy flavour alchemy going on behind it’s creation ????). It has a smooth, creamy consistency and a delicious chocolatey flavour that goes amazingly paired with sponge finger biscuits…

(Whether or not they make it into your tiramisu dessert or take a detour straight into your mouth ????).

Of course, if you don’t have can’t get ahold of Trung Nguyen coffee or a Vietnamese coffee filter, you can use any coffee you like and brew it using your favourite brewing method. We’ll never tell ????.

Simple Vietnamese Iced Coffee Tiramisu Recipe - A creative take on an Italian favourite, this simple tiramisu recipe is made with creamy, chocolatey Vietnamese Iced Coffee and sweetened condensed milk. Make ahead for a simple crowd-pleasing dessert - no bake, no fuss! | Wandercooks.com

Simple Vietnamese Iced Coffee Tiramisu Recipe

A simple no-bake dessert recipe this may be, but feel free to get as fancy as you like with its presentation. You could serve it up in cute little individual glass dishes, or make a decadent round tower cake… But if you opt to keep things simple like we did, and dish it up in your favourite everyday baking dish, we promise it’ll be just as delicious! ????

Quick note before you get cracking: for the most visually pleasing presentation, sprinkle your shaved chocolate or chocolate powder over the tiramisu just before serving!

 

Simple Vietnamese Iced Coffee Tiramisu Recipe

A creative take on an Italian favourite, this simple tiramisu recipe is made with creamy, chocolatey Vietnamese Iced Coffee and sweetened condensed milk. Make ahead for a simple crowd-pleasing dessert - no bake, no fuss!
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian, Vietnamese, Wandercooks Creation
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Wandercooks
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 8 tsp fresh coffee grounds (heaped) we use Vietnamese Trung Nguyen, but you can use any coffee you like
  • 250 g sponge finger / savoiardi biscuits
  • 300 g thickened cream
  • 200 g condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 phins vietnamese iced coffee + 4 tbsp condensed milk 2 tsp coffee grounds per phin
  • dark chocolate shaved

Instructions

  • Prepare four batches of coffee in a traditional vietnamese phin filter (or a moka pot or plunger). Dollop in the 4 tablespoons of condensed milk.
  • Add thickened cream, the remaining 200g of sweetened condensed milk, caster sugar and vanilla essence into a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric beater for 6 - 10 mins until strong peaks form.
  • Dip biscuits into sweetened coffee and layer into serving dish. Spread each layer with cream, keep layering until biscuits and cream are finished. Pour any remaining coffee over the last layer of biscuits before the final layer of cream.
  • Sprinkle top layer with shaved dark chocolate. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Notes

A simple no-bake dessert recipe this may be, but feel free to get as fancy as you like with its presentation. You could serve it up in cute little individual glass dishes, or make a decadent round tower cake… But if you opt to keep things simple like we did, and dish it up in your favourite everyday baking dish, we promise it’ll be just as delicious! 
Quick note before you get cracking: for the most visually pleasing presentation, sprinkle your shaved chocolate or chocolate powder over the tiramisu just before serving!

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 818IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    georgie
    15/04/2020 at 5:54 pm

    5 stars
    holy moly this is my kind of dessert! how decadent, combining two of my favourite desserts!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      16/04/2020 at 10:59 am

      Right! I was like, why hasn’t this been done before! It’s too good a combination to resist. Hope your taste buds enjoy the discovery! 😀

  • Reply
    Nart | Cooking with Nart
    15/04/2020 at 1:16 pm

    5 stars
    Ooh, I’ve heard so much about Vietnamese coffee! This dessert looks delicious, girls! i’ll have to try it!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      16/04/2020 at 11:02 am

      Cheers Nart! Vietnamese coffee is so interesting because it’s a lot smoother with chocolate notes that go so well with the rest of the tiramisu flavours. If you do give it a go – we recommend Trung Nguyen brand. It’s so delish and exactly like what we had back in Vietnam.

  • Reply
    Emily
    15/04/2020 at 12:38 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely delightful! So many layers and so many flavors!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      16/04/2020 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Emily! 🙂

  • Reply
    Anita
    15/04/2020 at 12:17 pm

    5 stars
    This tiramisu is so delicious. And it’s so much easier using heavy cream and condensed milk compared to getting mascarpone. 🙂

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      16/04/2020 at 11:03 am

      Agreed! Also, confession, I just prefer the simpler flavour of cream rather than mascarpone. Hehe!

  • Reply
    Emily Liao
    15/04/2020 at 12:10 pm

    5 stars
    Omg, this tiramisu cake is so good! The texture was airy and fluffy, and the flavors were delicious.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      16/04/2020 at 11:04 am

      Yay! So glad you liked it Emily! 😀

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