Tiramisu is a popular Italian dessert, originally made with mascarpone cheese filling laced with espresso sauce and chocolate. This frozen version uses low-fat ice cream in place of cheese and angel food cake. While the ice cream may not match the creaminess of the mascarpone filling, it is cool, rich and delicious. Try this healthier version of tiramisu for a get-together or as a take-along.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 223; Fat: 5g; Protein: 5g; Fiber: trace; Sodium: 173mg.
1/2 c. strong coffee, brewed
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 T. corn syrup
1/4 c. + 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips or 1 1/4 squares Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate
2 Tbsp. Bourbon or rum
1 1/2 qt. mocha, coffee-flavored or vanilla, reduced-fat ice cream
1 pint low-fat or fat-free whipped topping
About 1/2 of a small package angel food cake, cut into thin slices
Stir coffee, brown sugar and corn syrup together in a deep bowl. bring this mixture to a boil for 8-10 minutes or until the mixture is the consistency of syrup. Remove from heat and add chips or 1 square semi-sweet chocolate, stirring to melt. If chocolate does not melt, heat for 1 minute. Stir bourbon or rum into mixture. Set aside to cool. Soften ice cream by setting at room temperature for a few minutes. Line a 9-inch pie plate with thin slices of angel food cake. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of syrup half of ice cream and whipped topping layered over angel food crust. Repeat layers of syrup, remaining ice cream and whipped topping. Finish with syrup. Chop remaining chocolate semi-sweet chocolate and sprinkle over topping. Freeze until firm.