Holiday Dessert Recipe! A Kid-Friendly Italian Tiramisu


Looking for a way to infuse cultural learning into your holiday baking with kids? Try recipes from other countries, like an Italian Tiramisu. 

There are literally hundreds of Tiramisu recipes in Italy, but this one is specifically for kids. In other words, no alcohol or caffeine! It is utterly indulgent, too, and easy for little ones to make with you in less than 15 minutes. 

Here is a video made just for parents and kids. My daughter and I share our experiences in Italy while teaching how to make this recipe.

Get out those aprons, set up the kitchen, put up this video on the screen, and make this dessert with your little ones! Want to share your creation with us? Email Janelle and Devyn (featured in this video) from Adventure Family Journal. 

Email: [email protected] We’d love to see your Tiramisu and your process! 

Kid-Friendly Italian Tiramisu

Janelle Schroy
This delicious dessert is easy to whip up in less than 15 minutes and requires no baking. It's a crowd pleaser too, especially for little ones!
Prep Time 15 mins
Refridgeration Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people


  • measuring cups & spoons
  • bowls
  • large glass baking dish or trifle dish
  • sifter
  • microwave


  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp ladyfinger cookies
  • 1-2 cups chocolate milk, decaf coffee, or berry jam
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup fresh berries or shaved chocolate (optional)


Keyword Crowd-Pleaser, Holiday, Italian, Kid-Friendly, Show-stopper, Tiramisu


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