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What Does Mascarpone Taste Like


Servings 6 servings


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto liqueur or brandy
  • 2 cups espresso or very strong instant coffee at room temperature
  • 1 package ladyfingers
  • Cocoa powder for dusting the top


  • In a large bowl, beat whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  • Add the mascarpone cheese and liquor or brandy. Continue whipping until the mixture makes stiff peaks.
  • Dip ladyfingers in coffee, very briefly. Too long in the coffee and the ladyfingers will crumble.
  • May an even layer of moist ladyfingers in an 8×8 pan. Spread half the whipped cream mixture over the ladyfingers.
  • Cover the cream with a second layer of moistened ladyfingers. Spread the remaining whipped cream mixture over this.
  • Sieve cocoa powder over the whipped cream topping. Chill 24 hours before serving.