Easy Tiramisu Parfaits

by Alli

If you love Tiramisu, you’ll love Easy Tiramisu Parfaits. This is definitely my take on Tiramisu. When I created this recipe, I couldn’t find ladyfingers in my small town grocery store so I replaced them with Milano Dulce de Leche cookies. 

Tiramisu Parfaits

My recipe ideas for Tiramisu Parfaits changed about five times during the creation of this layered dessert. I couldn’t find any mascarpone in my small town. I’m not even going there.

Then I couldn’t find ladyfingers, which is a given in Tiramisu. Even with all of those hiccups, these Easy Tiramisu Parfaits are so delicious. 

Tiramisu Parfaits

Since Tiramisu means Pick Me Up, I decided to pick mine up a little more by adding Dulce De Leche Milano Cookies in place of the ladyfingers. I know Dulce De Leche is more of an Argentinian thing, but trust me, these parfaits are amazing.

The Milano cookies add a new dimension to my Easy Tiramisu Parfaits and a whole lot of flavor. Move over, Michelangelo, I’ve created a masterpiece! These Easy Tiramisu Parfaits are pure decadence.

There’s just something about presenting individual desserts that always garners excitement among my guests. Maybe it’s the thought that they get to have the whole thing all to themselves.

Tiramisu Parfaits

Ingredients For Easy Tiramisu Parfait

  • strong coffee
  • instant vanilla pudding mix (5.1 oz.)
  • milk
  • cream cheese
  • whipped topping
  • Milano Dulce de Leche cookies
  • chocolate shavings or cocoa powder, optional garnish

How To Make Chocolate Shavings For Tiramisu Parfaits

To make chocolate shavings, place a candy bar in the freezer for one minute.

Use a vegetable peeler to shave the chocolate down the side.

Repeat until you have enough shavings to top the parfaits.

Tiramisu Parfaits

Top with a Milano Cookie and chocolate shavings before serving. My family loves these parfaits!

Tiramisu Parfaits


Easy Tiramisu Parfait

Tiramisu Parfaits

This layered Tiramisu Parfait is smooth and creamy. The cookies add an extra layer of crunch and flavor.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix (5.1 oz.)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 package Milano Dulce de Leche cookies
  • Garnish with chocolate shavings or cocoa powder


  1. Combine vanilla pudding mix and milk following directions on the package. Set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla pudding mixture to the cream cheese, a little at a time, until well blended.
  3. Break Milano cookies in halves and do a quick dunk in the coffee.
  4. Layer cookies, pudding, and whipped topping in individual parfait glasses twice.
  5. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours (or overnight).
  6. Just before serving, top with a Milano cookie, chocolate shavings, and/or cocoa powder.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 351Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 49mgSodium 448mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 0gSugar 24gProtein 8g

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Originally published in Feb. 2016 and updated in Feb. 2021
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