Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu Recipe - Also The Crumbs Please (2024)

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This Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu is simply amazing. Imagine an eggnog mascarpone cream layered between coffee-dipped gingerbread men, topped with a layer of whipped cream, and dusted with cocoa powder. It's a showstopper Holiday dessert that everyone loves!

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  • How Long Does the Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu Last?
  • Expert Tips for Success
  • Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu FAQs
  • More Festive Desserts to Try
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s festive - This dessert has holiday cheer written all over it! I’m talking about gingerbread men, snow-like mascarpone cream, and of course, let’s not forget chocolate.
  • It’s rich and spicy - You’ll be surprised by the rich, deep, and intense flavors in this dessert. Every bite tastes like a mouthwatering explosion of coffee, chocolate, and holiday spices.
  • It’s delightful - This dessert is not that difficult to do yet you can decorate it to your heart’s content, especially if you want to make it a showstopper at your next party.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 ¼ cups mascarpone
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 14 -18 gingerbread men cookies (about 4-inch in size)
  • ½ cup strong black coffee (espresso preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon light or dark rum

Optional Ingredients for Decoration

  • Whipped cream
  • Unsweetened cocoa
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Gingerbread men cookie crumbs
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Tips on Ingredient Swaps

  • Your favorite cookie will do. You can use any type of cookies for this recipe, such as gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, chocolate chip cookies, or Oreos.
  • You can make it kid-friendly. If you're serving this dessert to kids or people who don't drink alcohol, you can simply substitute alcohol-free eggnog, cinnamon, or chai-spice milk and omit the rum. You can also make my traditional tiramisu recipe instead.
  • Decorate it to your heart’s content. Depending on how you want to decorate it, you can top it with whipped cream, and sprinkle with cocoa powder, chocolate flakes, or gingerbread men cookie crumbs to your liking.

How to Make Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu

Learn how to make your own showstopping Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu with these simple instructions!

1. Whip the cream.

In a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form and set aside. You can use either an electric mixer or a whisk.

2. Combine egg yolks, mascarpone, eggnog, and whipped cream.

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In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks and sugar on medium-high speed until light and creamy, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the mascarpone and mix just until well combined. Add ¼ cup eggnog and mix on low speed until combined and creamy.

Then fold in ¼ of the whipped cream. Set aside.

3. Prepare your gingerbread men cookie dip.

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In a small bowl, stir together coffee, remaining eggnog, and rum.

4. Dip your gingerbread men cookies.

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Dip the gingerbread men cookies into the coffee mixture. Be sure to dip them on both sides so that they can fully absorb the flavors.

5. Assemble the Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu.

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Spread 2 tablespoons of the mascarpone cream in the bottom of a 9" x 7" casserole dish to lightly cover the bottom.

Then, arrange about 7-9 cookies (depending on the size of your cookies) on top of the cream.

To finish the first layer, spread half of the cream on top. Repeat this step one more time to create a second layer for your tiramisu.

6. Decorate your Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu.

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Pipe the remaining whipped cream on top, cover tightly, and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle with cocoa and add your other preferred decoration just before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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How Long Does the Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu Last?

It can be safely eaten for at least up to 2 days. Be sure to use super fresh egg yolks and dairy for maximum freshness. Trust your senses. Look, smell, and taste it before serving.

Expert Tips for Success

  • Create a thicker bottom. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the mascarpone cream on the bottom of the dish to easily release individual slices from the dish. This will prevent the soaked cookies from sticking to the bottom.
  • Don’t mix the cream for too long. Mascarpone curdles quickly. Just blend it long enough to combine the ingredients. It's important to understand that the filling is not supposed to be light and fluffy like whipped cream, so don't be tempted to mix it longer than recommended.
  • Strong espresso is the best choice for this dessert for maximum coffee flavor. Depending on how long you soak them, you may need more or less coffee. I usually need ½ - 1 cup of espresso.

Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu FAQs

Is it okay to use crunchy gingerbread cookies?

Yes, you can use crispy cookies as well. Just dip them in coffee a few times more than you would softer cookies and let the dessert rest in the fridge for 24 hours to allow them to soften.

If you don’t have homemade gingerbread, could I use store-bought gingerbread cookies (such as Biscoff) instead?

Yes, absolutely!

What can I substitute for eggnog?

Milk with rum is a good replacement.

What is the purpose of raw egg yolks in this recipe? And can they be skipped?

Original tiramisu contains raw egg yolks and this recipe is based on it. If you’re worried about the raw egg yolks, you can just skip them. You don’t need to replace them with anything else.

Can I add fresh berries instead of piping whipped cream on top?

Great idea! This is the perfect last-minute Christmas treat and you’re going to love it. You could also spread the cream evenly on top if you’ll pipe it.
The berries could be a refreshing addition. If it turns out to be a tasty combination, then please drop a comment below. I would really love to know!

More Festive Desserts to Try

Did you enjoy making this rich and creamy Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu? If you’re looking for other festive desserts to serve at your next holiday party, then be sure to check out the following recipes as well.

  • Eggnog Cheesecake
  • Linzer Cookies
  • Eggnog Truffles
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Vanillekipferl
  • Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe

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Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu

5 from 52 votes

Author Sabine

Calories: 611kcal

Servings: 8 servings

Prep 30 minutes minutes

Chill 8 hours hours

Total 8 hours hours 30 minutes minutes

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This Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu is simply amazing. Imagine aneggnogmascarpone cream layered between coffee-dippedgingerbread men, topped with a layer of whipped cream and dusted with cocoa powder. It's a showstopper Holiday dessert that everyone loves!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 ¼ cups mascarpone
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 14-18 gingerbread men cookies (about 4-inch in size)
  • ½ cup strong black coffee (espresso preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon light or dark rum
  • Optional whipped cream, unsweetened cocoa, chocolate sprinkles, or gingerbread men cookie crumbs for decoration

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form and set aside. You can use either an electric mixer or a whisk.

  • In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks and sugar on medium-high speed until light and creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the mascarpone and mix just until well combined. Add ¼ cup eggnog and mix on low speed until combined and creamy. Then fold in ¼ of the whipped cream. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, stir together coffee, remaining eggnog, and rum.

  • Spread 2 tablespoons of the mascarpone cream in the bottom of a 9" x 7" casserole dish to lightly cover the bottom.

  • Dip the gingerbread men cookies into the coffee mixture on both sides and arrange about 7-9 cookies (depending on the size of your cookies) on top of the cream. Spread half of the cream on top. Repeat this step one more time.

  • Pipe the remaining whipped cream on top, cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle with cocoa just before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Nutrition

Calories: 611kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 7gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 85mgSugar: 19gVitamin A: 1890IUVitamin C: 0.6mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 0.3mg

Course Dessert

Cuisine American, Italian

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  1. Michelle Kane

    Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu Recipe - Also The Crumbs Please (10)
    Delicious!! We made a double batch for Christmas Eve and day and it got rave reviews! Easy to make and looks so fancy! Skipped the eggs and we didn’t have rum so used Godiva chocolate liquor instead. Used both Trader Joe’s ginger snaps and store bought ginger bread cookies. We cut out a tree shape and placed it in the middle (gingerbread shape would have even been even better.. next year!) and sifted cocoa powder and a bit of sugar all around. When we pulled off the cut out, a white tree was left in its place… so cute! Thank you for our new Christmas tradition!!!!

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  2. Alyssa

    Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu Recipe - Also The Crumbs Please (11)
    Wow!! This is a knockout recipe. Just served this for our Christmas Eve dinner and everyone was raving about it. It's just the right balance of flavors where you can taste the spices but nothing is too overpowering. I cook and bake A LOT and this recipe is one of the best I've had in a long time. I am sure this will be an annual recipe for more Christmases to come.

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  3. J

    Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu Recipe - Also The Crumbs Please (12)
    SO delicious. I used ginger snaps and halved the recipe since I didn’t have enough mascarpone. Won me points with the in-laws too, I think this is going to be a yearly holiday staple from now on.

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  4. molly anderson

    Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu Recipe - Also The Crumbs Please (13)
    I homemade my own gingerbread men because I was in the holiday spirit, so we decided to build our recipe in a trifle bowl. I cooked them a little longer than usual so they would hold up to being dipped. If I was making this again to plate, rather than to display and serve, I would probably just make my cookies rectangle shape so they fit in a casserole dish and slice neatly. Of course, using ready-made cookies would be even better! We did leave out the eggs and we didn't miss them. We had some mascarpone left over that we used to make a mixed berry skillet cake. Two easy, delicious recipes!

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  5. BLamm

    Eggnog Gingerbread Tiramisu Recipe - Also The Crumbs Please (14)
    This was FANTASTIC and easy! My wife had about a dozen leftover gingerbread men, and we had egg nog and heavy cream. Didn’t have enough mascarpone so supplemented with some whipped cream cheese and a little butter - worked. Family raved - and it got better the second day! Will make again every holiday. Thank you for the great recipe

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