Rice Pudding Tiramisu

Rice Pudding Tiramisu - Layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, coffee rice pudding, and mascarpone whipped cream! | foxeslovelemons.com

I’m kind of a weirdo when it comes to desserts. Warm desserts just aren’t usually my thing. Freshly baked cookies? I’ll wait for them to cool down. Warm pie? Maybe, but only if there’s a big scoop of ice cream to balance the temperature out. I’ve even been known to refrigerate brownies just so I can eat them nice and cold (try it, it’s awesome). So for years, I thought I didn’t like rice pudding because I was pretty sure it was only served warm, and the thought of eating warm, sweet rice was horrifying. But as I learned in my Pastry class in culinary school, that’s not the case! Rice pudding can be served warm, room temperature OR chilled. Who’s with me on the chilled version?

Rice Pudding Tiramisu - Layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, coffee rice pudding, and mascarpone whipped cream! | foxeslovelemons.com

I especially enjoy chilled desserts as a way to celebrate the remaining days of summer. Enter: Rice Pudding Tiramisu. Think of tiramisu, where one layer is coffee rice pudding. Start with a layer of ladyfingers dipped in iced coffee. Then a layer of rice pudding made with more iced coffee. And then how about some mascarpone whipped cream?

You need quite a bit of iced coffee for this recipe. You can make your own, but I actually like to keep a carton of International Delight Iced Coffee Mocha in my fridge. I love it for those mornings where I’m rushing out the door for errands or a meeting, and there just isn’t time to do my usual French press or Chemex routine. This Mocha Iced Coffee is totally ready to drink, so you just need a glass (or travel mug) and some ice. It’s also perfect for recipes like this where you want a little shortcut to big coffee and chocolate flavors!

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Rice Pudding Tiramisu

Yield: 8 servings


  • 2-3/4 cups International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee, divided
  • 1/2 cup medium-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese, divided
  • 9 ladyfingers
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Cocoa powder, for serving


  1. Place 2-1/2 cups iced coffee and rice in nonstick saucepan; cover and let stand 2 hours.
  2. Transfer to stove and cook over medium-low heat 30 minutes; do not stir.
  3. Add sugar and salt; cover and cook over medium-low 35 to 40 minutes or until rice is soft and most liquid has been absorbed, turning rice over and scraping bottom of pan every 10 minutes; do not stir. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup mascarpone.
  4. Meanwhile, dip ladyfingers in remaining 1/4 cup iced coffee and arrange evenly in the bottom of an 8-inch pie plate. Evenly spread rice mixture over ladyfingers. Transfer to refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  5. Place cream in mixing bowl and mix on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Add remaining 3/4 cup mascarpone and mix until well combined. Add powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Even spread whipped cream mixture over rice pudding. To serve, dust with cocoa powder.

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  1. I am in complete agreement with you on the chilled rice pudding. I don’t want it like frozen but colder than room temperature. It is especially good when combined with my favorites dessert of all time – tiramisu. I know you didn’t make this FOR me but it certainly felt like it. Great recipe!

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