Mouthwatering Keto Amaretto Tiramisu Recipe: A Guilt-Free Dessert Delight

Welcome to the Delightful World of Keto Amaretto Tiramisu

Indulge in the luxurious taste of a classic Italian dessert without compromising your keto lifestyle. Our Keto Amaretto Tiramisu is a divine concoction that brings together the richness of almond-flavored cream and the softness of homemade keto-friendly ladyfingers. This dessert is not just a treat for your taste buds but also aligns perfectly with your low-carb dietary needs.

With each layer offering a velvety smooth texture and a hint of amaretto, you get to savor a dessert that’s both sumptuous and sugar-free. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or looking for a special treat to enjoy with your afternoon coffee, this keto amaretto dessert is sure to impress. Let’s dive into the world of guilt-free indulgence with this exquisite Keto Amaretto Tiramisu.

Keto Amaretto Tiramisu

The Story Behind This Keto-Friendly Delight

As a lover of the classic tiramisu, I was on a mission to create a version that would fit seamlessly into a ketogenic lifestyle. The challenge was to maintain the indulgent essence of the traditional recipe while ensuring it remained low in carbs. The result is this heavenly Keto Amaretto Tiramisu, which is not only delicious but also nourishing for those following a keto diet.

The key to this dessert’s success lies in its carefully selected ingredients. The use of almond flour and erythritol in the ladyfingers keeps them low in carbohydrates and gluten-free, making them a perfect base for our tiramisu. Almond flour is rich in healthy fats and fiber, which are essential components of a ketogenic diet. Erythritol, a sugar alcohol, offers the sweetness we crave without the added sugars that could disrupt ketosis.

The filling, made with mascarpone cheese and heavy whipping cream, provides the fat content necessary for keto dieters to maintain their energy levels. The addition of amaretto liqueur or a sugar-free syrup alternative infuses the dish with its signature almond essence without adding extra carbs. This dessert not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also supports your dietary goals with its high-fat, low-carb profile.

Keto Ladyfingers

Mastering the Method: Tips for Perfect Keto Tiramisu

Creating the perfect Keto Amaretto Tiramisu is an art that requires attention to detail. Here are some chef’s tips to elevate your tiramisu:

1. Achieving Fluffy Ladyfingers: When preparing the keto ladyfingers, ensure that your egg whites reach stiff peaks. This is crucial for getting that light and airy texture. Be gentle when folding in the almond flour mixture to avoid deflating the egg whites.

2. The Filling: For a smooth and creamy filling, make sure your mascarpone cheese is at room temperature before beating it with the other ingredients. This will prevent lumps and ensure a velvety consistency.

3. Layering: When dipping the ladyfingers, do it quickly to avoid them becoming too soggy. A swift dip in water or coffee is all you need to achieve the perfect moisture level. Layer the ladyfingers and cream neatly for a visually appealing result.

Keto Amaretto Tiramisu Layers

Variations to the Classic Keto Tiramisu

Chocolate Almond Keto Tiramisu

For chocolate lovers, add a layer of sugar-free chocolate ganache between the ladyfingers and the cream. This adds a rich chocolatey twist while still keeping the dessert keto-friendly.

Coffee-Infused Keto Tiramisu

Traditional tiramisu features coffee-soaked ladyfingers. For a keto version, use a strong brewed decaf coffee or espresso to dip the ladyfingers, adding that beloved coffee flavor without the carbs.

Berry Keto Tiramisu

Introduce a fruity element by adding a layer of fresh raspberries or strawberries. Make sure to choose berries that are low in net carbs to maintain the keto integrity of the dessert.

Substitutions for Your Keto Tiramisu

Understanding that dietary needs and preferences vary, here are some substitutions you can make to tailor the Keto Amaretto Tiramisu to your liking:

1. Coconut Flour for Almond Flour: If you have a nut allergy or prefer a different flavor profile, coconut flour can be a suitable substitute for almond flour. Remember that coconut flour is more absorbent, so you’ll need to adjust the quantity accordingly.

2. Keto-Friendly Sweeteners: While erythritol is used in this recipe, you can also use other keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit or stevia. Be mindful of the conversion rates as they can vary.

3. Dairy-Free Options: For a dairy-free version, swap the mascarpone cheese and heavy whipping cream with coconut cream and a dairy-free cream cheese alternative. This will still provide the creamy texture you desire.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dessert nut-free? Yes, you can use coconut flour instead of almond flour, but adjust the quantity as coconut flour is more absorbent.

How long does Keto Amaretto Tiramisu last in the fridge? It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, covered.

Is this dessert freezer-friendly? Yes, you can freeze it for up to a month. Thaw in the fridge before serving.

Can I use regular coffee instead of decaf? Absolutely, if you don’t mind the caffeine content.

Are there any alternatives to mascarpone cheese? Yes, a mixture of cream cheese and sour cream can be used as a substitute for mascarpone cheese.

Keto Amaretto Tiramisu

This Keto Amaretto Tiramisu is a sumptuous, low-carb twist on the classic Italian dessert. With layers of almond-flavored cream and keto-friendly ladyfingers, it's a guilt-free indulgence that doesn't skimp on flavor.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 410 kcal


  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Piping bag or ziplock bag
  • Serving dish
  • Sifter or fine mesh strainer for cocoa powder


For the Keto Ladyfingers

  • 1 cup almond flour (96g)
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • ¼ cup erythritol (48g)
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Filling

  • 1 ½ cups mascarpone cheese (340g)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (240ml)
  • cup powdered erythritol (64g)
  • 2 tbsp amaretto liqueur or amaretto-flavored sugar-free syrup (30ml)
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting


  • Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare the keto ladyfingers by combining the almond flour and erythritol in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the egg yolk mixture, then carefully fold in the almond flour mixture until just combined, being careful not to deflate the whites.
  • Pipe the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into 3-inch long ladyfinger shapes, leaving space between each.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool completely.
  • For the filling, beat the mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, powdered erythritol, amaretto, and almond extract in a bowl until it forms a smooth and thick consistency.
  • Dip each ladyfinger quickly into a bowl of water or coffee (if you prefer a traditional coffee flavor) and layer them at the bottom of a serving dish.
  • Spread half of the amaretto mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  • Add another layer of dipped ladyfingers on top of the cream layer.
  • Finish with the remaining cream and smooth the top.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and the tiramisu to set.
  • Before serving, dust the top with the unsweetened cocoa powder.


For an alcohol-free version, use a sugar-free amaretto-flavored syrup instead of amaretto liqueur. To maintain keto-friendly status, ensure all ingredients, especially cocoa powder and flavorings, are sugar-free. This dessert is best served chilled and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Remember that erythritol's carbs are not counted towards net carbs as they do not impact blood sugar levels.


Calories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 8gFat: 39gFiber: 1gNet Carbs: 3g
Keyword keto amaretto dessert, keto tiramisu, low carb tiramisu, sugar-free tiramisu
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