Tiramisu-Style Ice Cream Dessert

Tiramisu is a very traditional Italian coffee dessert, and Solice Vanilla Flavour ice cream is perfect for it. We have made this without alcohol, but it’s very easy to add it in for a more ‘adult’ sweet treat! If you are not allergic to almonds (or any nuts), another good suggestion to change the texture is to add some toasted, flaked almonds, either through the dessert, or sprinkled over the top.


Serves: 12-14

Prep time: 20 minutes or less

Freeze time: 3-5 hours


1 packet of Solice Ice Cream Mix Vanilla Flavour

24 (usually that is what is in a packet) sponge fingers, or 30 if you have the right size dish

300ml black coffee (instant or brewed, medium strength), cold

Chocolate or cocoa powder for sprinkling over the top



25g Almonds flaked and lightly toasted for about 5-10 mins in the oven at 170°C

3 or 4 tots of Amaretto liqueur, if desired



  • Make up the Solice Ice Cream as per packet instructions and place in the freezer.
  • Prepare your coffee flavouring, leave to cool then place in fridge for about half an hour to get cold. It needs to be very cold so as not to melt the ice cream as you are assembling the dessert.
  • Layer 12 (or 15) sponge fingers in the bottom of a square dish, as close to the size they are when laid out in a line. Cover with the cold coffee, letting it soak in but try to just do enough to make the biscuit still a little crisp. To one side in another dish, place the remaining 12 biscuits, cover with the coffee in the same way as before.
  • Depending on what you have frozen the ice cream in, scoop or cut slices and place over one layer of the soaked biscuits, so you have a layer of ice cream about ½ thick (or more!). Scatter a few toasted almonds over the ice cream.
  • Repeat the process with the second layer, cover with ice cream, then using a tea strainer or sifter, sprinkle over the chocolate powder, then add a final scattering of almonds. Try to be as quick as possible so that the ice cream doesn’t melt too much.
  • Eat it up quickly, or place back in the freezer until ready to enjoy!

Note: if you want to use Amaretto, replace half the cold coffee with the Amaretto liqueur, for a little Italian kick!