Dairy-Free Tiramisu

Today is my boyfriend’s birthday. He loves Italian food (well, to be perfectly honest he just loves food). So for his birthday, I wanted to make him tiramisu for dessert. However, he has a serious dairy allergy, so I had to get creative!

Sainsbury’s sponge fingers are dairy-free (unlike those in most other supermarkets) and I found coconut milk cream cheese and soya cream in Waitrose. He can’t have things that “may contain milk”, so I need to be extra careful.

Dairy-Free Tiramisu

Not quite classic Italian Tiramisu, but it is dairy-free!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Refrigeration Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dairy-free
Servings: 6 people
Author: kati10705


  • Rectangular Dish
  • Whisk
  • Shallow Bowl


  • 170 g Vegan Cream Cheese
  • 60 g Caster Sugar
  • 100 ml Soya Cream
  • 1 Pack Sponge Fingers
  • 1 Cup Strong Coffee cooled
  • Mini Bottle Cognac
  • 1 Pack Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate or Cocoa Powder


  • Whip the cream cheese, sugar and soya cream together.
  • Add a splash of cognac and mix well.
  • In a shallow bowl, pour some strong coffee and add a splash of cognac. Dip a sponge finger in this mixture then put the slightly soggy sponge finger into a Pyrex dish.
  • Repeat this until the base of the dish is covered in a layer of sponge fingers (you may need to top up your coffee/cognac mix).
  • Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over the sponge finger layer.
  • Make another layer of soaked sponge fingers and top with the other half of the cream mixture.
  • Grate over a generous layer of chocolate.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.

The tiramisu was a huge hit! I wonder what I’ll make for him next year?

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