Gino D'Acampo's ricotta tiramisu

(55 ratings)
Gino D'Acampo's ricotta tiramisu
Gino D'Acampo's ricotta tiramisu
  • Serves: 8

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    (including refrigeration time)
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Gino has substituted the whipped double cream and mascarpone cheese used in traditional tiramisu recipes with lower-fat ricotta cheese and Greek yogurt


  • 500g ricotta
  • 250g fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 6tbsp crushed hazelnuts
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 200ml cold strong coffee
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 24 savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits)
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting

'Make sure you dust the tiramisu with cocoa powder at the last minute just before you serve it to your guests'

Gino D'Acampo, celebrity chef


  1. Mix the ricotta cheese with the yogurt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the hazelnuts and vanilla extract and stir until well combined.
  2. Pour the cold coffee into a small bowl and mix in the cinnamon.
  3. Quickly dip half the sponge fingers in the coffee and then place in the base of a rectangular serving dish (30 x 22cm and at least 5cm deep).
  4. Spread half of the ricotta mixture on top. Repeat the process with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Cover the dish with clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for 15 mins. Just before serving, dust the top with the cocoa powder.
This recipe is taken from The I Diet by Gino D’Acampo and Juliette Kellow.
The I Diet is published by Kyle Cathie Ltd, priced £12.99 and available from Amazon.
Photography by Kate Whitaker.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 292(kcal)
  • Fat 14.7g
  • Saturates 5.0g
  • Sugars 23.5g
  • Salt 0.2g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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amy ayyad

What can i substitute hazelnut with?

Jane Sanderson

This was delicious! I replaced some of the coffee with Tia Maria to give it an alcoholic kick - not so healthy but yummy!


hi i would just like to say that you ricotta tiramisu looks loverly and you are a brilliant cook! :)

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