Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs
I live in a very small town - not only can I not FIND mascarpone, on the few occasions I've asked for it, all I've gotten in response are puzzled looks. When I found this recipe from Good Housekeeping, I was thrilled. Well, it's not tiramisu by a long shot ... but it's pretty good anyway. Cooking time is passive refrigeration time.
- 1 (8 ounce) container low-fat coffee-flavored frozen yogurt
- 1 (8 ounce) container low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 0.5 (2 ounce) container whipped cream cheese
- 1⁄3 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 1 (3 -4 1/2 ounce) packagesponge-type ladyfingers
- 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur (optional)
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
- 3⁄4 cup coarsely crushed amaretti cookie
- 1 1⁄2 cups thawed frozen light whipped dessert topping
- unsweetened cocoa, for garnish
- In small bowl, with rubber spatula, mix coffee and vanilla yogurts. Place large paper coffee filter in small metal strainer set over small bowl. Spoon yogurt mixture into coffee filter; place in refrigerator. Let yogurt mixture stand 2 hours (whey will drip into bowl and yogurt will be slightly thickened).
- Remove yogurt mixture from refrigerator and discard liquid in bowl. Spoon yogurt mixture into bowl; stir in whipped cream cheese and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar until well blended. Set aside.
- Separate ladyfingers into halves. Cut each half crosswise in half and place in jelly-roll pan. In small bowl, stir together coffee-flavor liqueur, instant espresso-coffee powder, 1/4 cup hot tap water, and 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar (if not using coffee-flavor liqueur, increase hot tap water to 1/3 cup and espresso-coffee powder to 1 tablespoon). Brush ladyfingers on both sides with espresso mixture.
- In each of six 8-ounce parfait glasses, layer 4 pieces of ladyfinger, 1 scant tablespoon crushed amaretti cookies, 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture, and 1 heaping tablespoon whipped topping. Repeat layering one more time. Sprinkle with cocoa if you like. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.