Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)



Did you know that tiramisu literally means ‘pick me up’? If you know anything about the original version of the famous Italian dessert mousse cake, then you’ll see that this reimagining is quite a departure, but it does still have that definitive espresso shot to get you ‘up and about’.  

The original with layered ladyfingers (spongey biscuits) and mascarpone cream, doused in strong coffee and booze was all the rage in the 1980s (so I’m told). Its simple construction meant that you didn’t need to be a chef to make it at home! Over the last 30 years, tiramisu’s popularity and decadence has spawned hundreds of adaptations. This refined sugar free, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free and paleo version is another to add to the long list of adulterated tiramisus. But don’t let all those healthy credentials fool you! Coconut yogurt is the perfect dairy-free substitute for mascarpone and this is one deliciously decadent, pick-me-up dessert. 

For homemade coconut yogurt recipes, check out our simple Aroy-d coconut yogurt that require no thickening, our gut loving coconut yogurt thickened with gelatin or tapioca thickened coconut yogurt.  For more coconut yogurt recipes visit our yogurt basics page.



If love to tiramisu, you must also try this tiramisu cake made with probiotic cultured cream. 

If you make this, or any of our recipes, we would love to see your creations. Leave us a comment, or tag a photo using #luvelelife on Instagram



Paleo Tiramisu

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