Toasted Coconut Tiramisu

This toasted coconut tiramisu is packed full of sweet mascarpone cheese, toasted coconut and coffee and rum soaked ladyfingers. 

This toasted coconut tiramisu is packed full of sweet mascarpone cheese, toasted coconut and coffee and rum soaked ladyfingers. Plus it's no bake!

What is the deal with this winter? It just won’t go away. All I want is to open my windows, not wear a jacket and cruise down the road with my windows open. Is this too much to ask?

I keep telling my husband that we are moving somewhere warm. At this point I don’t really care where as long as it’s not the west coast. I’m just not sure I could swing living in California. I did a home search and the prices blew my mind. Trust me, if you think living in New York is expensive it’s nothing compared to what I saw in California. I will never pay a million dollars for a ranch home.


This toasted coconut tiramisu is packed full of sweet mascarpone cheese, toasted coconut and coffee and rum soaked ladyfingers. Plus it's no bake!

Since we have now established I won’t move to California (unless I hit the lottery and can move to 90210 and hang out with Brandon Walsh) I guess I will just suck it up and hope for the best here in New York. Today is officially the first day of spring so I’m guessing warm weather will show up soon…right?

There is one thing that is helping me get through this cold weather. I was sent a sample of Island Coconut coffee by Keurig Green Mountain. Drinking a cup of this coffee makes me think of a tropical island paradise. It’s vacation in a cup, but sadly once it’s gone you are back to reality. Le sigh.

However, the good news is that myself and a few other amazing bloggers are getting together to giveaway some of this delicious coffee plus a Keurig brewer!

This toasted coconut tiramisu is packed full of sweet mascarpone cheese, toasted coconut and coffee and rum soaked ladyfingers. Plus it's no bake!

I have drank the majority of this coffee the traditional way but I also gave it a try in this dessert. Oh man, this toasted coconut tiramisu is coconut overload. It’s full of Island coconut coffee, black rum and toasted coconut. It’s definitely a twist on the traditional but I think I might like this even better.


Toasted Coconut Tiramisu

This toasted coconut tiramisu is packed full of sweet mascarpone cheese, toasted coconut and coffee and rum soaked ladyfingers.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes plus resting time


For filling:

  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup toasted sweetened coconut, divided
  • 2 tablespoons coconut coffee, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons black rum
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

For ladyfinger mixture:

  • 3/4 cup coconut coffee, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoons black rum
  • 1 packages soft ladyfingers


In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together mascarpone cheese, 1/2 cup toasted coconut, coconut coffee, black rum and vanilla bean paste.

In a bowl an electric mixer add heavy cream and sugar. Bean until soft peaks form.

Add half the whipped cream mixture to the mascarpone mixture and stir to combine.

Fold the remaining whipped cream into the mixture.

After the mascarpone mixture has been prepared it's time to start to the ladyfinger mixture and assembly. Depending on your serving bowls you will get 2 to 4 servings. I used 2 small trifle glasses.

In a small bowl stir together the coconut coffee and black rum. Quickly dip the 1 lady finger at a time and add to the bottom of the mini trifle glass. You should be able to fit 2-3 ladyfingers on the bottom layer. Top with mascarpone mixture and a sprinkling of the remainder toasted coconut. Follow for 2 more layers. Smoothing the top layer for appearance.

Let the mixture set for at least an hour in the refrigerator to set up.

63 Responses to “Toasted Coconut Tiramisu”

  1. #
    Medeja — March 20, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Yummy! I love this recipe- coconut, rum.. and it looks so good 🙂

  2. #
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — March 20, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Woah! This is amazingly delicious looking Brandy! What a great idea to use this coffee for a recipe like this. It is surely going to bring us some warmer days.

  3. #
    Bryn — March 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Flying kites with my girls

  4. #
    David @ Spiced — March 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

    What a deliciously fun idea! I hear ya on the California prices, too…haha. Thanks for the awesome recipe idea!!

  5. #
    Cassie — March 20, 2014 at 8:55 am

    These are gorgeous, Brandy. I have a big weak spot for tiramisu. My favorite thing about spring is longer days!

  6. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — March 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Ice cream & tiramisu party today? I only have 900 other things I need to be doing instead but I think we should make that a priority 😉

  7. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — March 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

    LOVE tiramisu. And toasted coconut gets me all weak in the knees.

  8. #
    Lisa L. — March 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I can’t wait to try this!! I love the smell of fresh air in the spring!

  9. #
    Shaina — March 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I love all the great fresh produce that spring brings! And this tiramasu could be the one that makes me actually like tiramasu. put toasted coconut in anything and I’m weak

  10. #
    Esther T. — March 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Love the early spring when the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths bloom. It’s the first sign that spring is just around the corner.

  11. #
    Elisabeth S — March 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Love that the flowers are starting to bloom again! I love being able to take more walks outside!

  12. #
    Heather — March 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    New signs of blooms and renewed life in the air along with the warmer weather makes spring a special feeling for me!

  13. #
    Bri — March 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    My favorite thing about spring is opening those windows! LOVE tiramisu!

  14. #
    Julianne — March 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm


  15. #
    Hannah H. — March 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    March madness!!

  16. #
    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — March 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    THE WEATHER! I cannot wait for warmer temperatures! Also love that the local farms open up!

  17. #
    Joanne — March 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    If I eat enough coconut-infused treats maybe i can convince myself that I’m in the tropics? Worth a try. Especially if this tiramisu is involved.

  18. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — March 21, 2014 at 6:38 am

    I love it when the trees finally get green again. I am so sick of all the brown.

  19. #
    Mason Canyon — March 21, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I love spring because things come alive again. Great recipe and an awesome giveaway.

  20. #
    Pam Gurganus — March 21, 2014 at 7:56 am

    My favorite thing about spring is the grass getting green and going barefoot!

  21. #
    Janet T — March 21, 2014 at 8:03 am

    My favorite thing about spring is summer is right around the corner.

  22. #
    Lorraine — March 21, 2014 at 8:08 am


  23. #
    Rachael K — March 21, 2014 at 8:25 am

    NOT winter

  24. #
    Yankee Kitchen Ninja (Julianne) — March 21, 2014 at 8:40 am

    LOVE how much coconut flavor you’ve packed into this decadent dessert — and gorgeous photos, as always (so jealous!).

  25. #
    Hannah — March 21, 2014 at 9:01 am

    The flowers that first pop up and getting out for walks again!

  26. #
    bianca @ sweet dreaming — March 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

    sun dresses!

  27. #
    Kim — March 21, 2014 at 9:47 am

    being able to drive with my windows down and blast music!

  28. #
    grace — March 21, 2014 at 9:48 am

    i don’t have a keurig, but i’d consider getting one just to have some of that coffee.

  29. #
    Heather B — March 21, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Working in my garden!

  30. #
    Heather — March 21, 2014 at 9:57 am

    No sleet, ice ,and dreary days!

  31. #
    Heather — March 21, 2014 at 10:01 am

    dining al fresco

  32. #
    Jennie — March 21, 2014 at 10:42 am

    My favorite thing is the improving weather which I will especially appreciate this year, when it happens!

  33. #
    Claire Gallam — March 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Prettiest dessert EVER.

  34. #
    GINA KLEINWORTH — March 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Oh my – 2 of my favorite things tiramisu & toasted coconut -YUM

    My favorite thing about spring is the colors- everything becomes more colorful & it’s just so pretty to witness

  35. #
    Edie — March 21, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Seeing the flowers push through the dirt as if screaming to the cold that their days are numbered, to which I say Hallelujah.

  36. #
    Tracy | Screaming Sardine — March 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Snow melting and not being 40 below zero!

  37. #
    cindy — March 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    This recipe sounds divine! I’m really looking forward to trying it!
    My favorite thing about spring is hearing all the birds, watching the snow melt, and seeing those first few flowers pop out of the ground!

  38. #
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — March 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I live in the Pacific NW. We are known for our spring gardens just like England. So spring has sprung here with clouds of pink cherry blossoms
    and jaunty daffodils nodding their heads in the sun. Tulips are coming next month. This area is one of the world’s largest bulb producers. So I love love
    spring. AND I love love coconut and tiramisu. OMG!!!! Rates right up with spring gardens.

  39. #
    Anne F — March 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    The weather is not too hot, and everything starts turning green!!!

  40. #
    Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe — March 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    My favorite thing about THIS spring was being able to FINALLY see the ground … and then it snowed again this morning. Sniffle, sniffle, sob …

  41. #
    Ashley — March 21, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Eating dinner outside with a margarita! 🙂

  42. #
    Danae @ reciperunner — March 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I’m with you this winter stuff needs to end. Even though it’s spring now, it’s not really feeling like it at the moment. I’m looking forward to eating dinner out on my deck again, then it will feel like spring! I LOVE coconut and tiramisu, this looks like the perfect dessert, can’t wait to make it!

  43. #
    sue/the view from great island — March 21, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Oh — we’re on the same page with the toasted coconut! What a great idea to make it with toasted coconut coffee, I didn’t know such a thing existed!

  44. #
    Corinn — March 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    My favorite thing about spring is planning my vegetable garden!

  45. #
    Lauren — March 22, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Honestly… just warmer weather 🙂 Ohh and my rhubarb and strawberries start coming on 🙂

  46. #
    Debbie — March 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I like the rebirth of nature. The trees starting to bud, and the flowers starting to bloom. Being able to plant container gardens on my patio.

  47. #
    Marty Musser — March 22, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    The flowers! and the smells! and the rain! and the dresses! So much to love about Spring!!

  48. #
    Tieghan Gerard — March 23, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Toasted coconut it my favorite and Tiramisu is a new love of mine. This could not look any better! 🙂

    And yes, the winter stuff needs to go. It snowed all day!

  49. #
    Meg @ The Housewife in Training FIles — March 23, 2014 at 7:51 am

    The birds chirping, sitting outside on the patio with my morning coffee (or evening cocktail, nightly bike rides, and the pure joy that everyone is beaming with! Spring just brings happiness!!

  50. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — March 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Coconut, booze, coffee and cookies. You just know the way to my heart, Brandy!

  51. #
    Riley — March 24, 2014 at 9:18 am

    This recipe looks and sounds spectacular! I can’t wait for Spring dresses and fresh new recipes to try!

  52. #
    Megan Pires — March 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I love all things coconut and this looks perfect!!!

  53. #
    Jennifer | Bake or Break — March 25, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Toasted coconut makes everything better! Yum!

  54. #
    debbie — March 26, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I love the fresh lettuce from my garden!

  55. #
    Christine from Cook the Story — April 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

    You do a great job of making me drool, that’s for sure!

  56. #
    Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit — March 27, 2019 at 10:59 am

    I had a similar toasted coconut tiramisu at a restaurant recently and found myself craving it and wondering if I could recreate it today.

  57. #
    Susan Dubose — September 22, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Yeah Tiramisu has always felt like a wintertime dessert because of its ingredients and its taste too, and thanks for sharing this recipe when the winter is not far from now.

  58. #
    Richard Tunner — September 23, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    My family loved this recipe. Instead of Rum, I put 2 tablespoons of ground coffee and extra dark choccolate powder. YUM

  59. #
    Anthony Allen — October 13, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    My family loved this recipe.

  60. #
    Whits@amusebouche — December 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    This was positively FANTASTIC. I did make a few changes, however the cashew cream ROCKS!!

  61. #
    Sophie Anderson — December 17, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    My family loved this recipe. Instead of Rum, I put 2 tablespoons of ground coffee and extra dark choccolate powder. YUM

  62. #
    Malissa — December 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    My family loved this recipe. Instead of Rum, I put 2 tablespoons of ground coffee and extra dark choccolate powder. YUM


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