By Aylin Erman, Istanbul-based creator and author of plant-based recipe blog GlowKitchen.
Tiramisu is one of those desserts I never thought I could clean up and make lighter and healthier. Well, I was definitely wrong. Sure, the lady fingers are still made with white flour, but I cut corners in other ways — this recipe has no dairy! It’s a vegan, light way to enjoy tiramisu.
1 cup coffee, cooled
1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
15 oz can coconut milk, chilled
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh mint and cinnamon for garnish
Open the canned coconut and scoop out the hardened part, leaving the watery part of the canned coconut behind. In a bowl, whisk the coconut milk with the agave and vanilla.
In a low-rise dish, pour up to one cup of the coffee until it rises about 1/2-inch up in height.
Place the lady fingers in the coffee for 15 seconds on both sides.
In a separate dish, layer half the lady fingers on the bottom, topped with a layer of the coconut cream, another layer of the rest of the lady fingers and then finished off with the cream.
Garnish with mint and cinnamon and serve.