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  • Writer's pictureLaura Botten

Very Berry Nutella Tiramisu

What did we do to deserve the wonder that is tiramisu? It's no-bake, it's delicious no matter what the layers are, and it has supermodel levels of beauty. "Woke up like this" levels of beauty.

I'm not sure why it took me so long to get the genius idea to make a Nutella-themed tiramisu, but the day has mercifully arrived, and not a moment too soon. And as if everyone's favorite hazelnut spread isn't reason enough to try this variation of Italy's famous dessert, I soaked the lady fingers in hot chocolate. You're welcome.

Here's what you'll need:

7 oz. package of lady fingers

8 oz. mascarpone cheese

1 cup Nutella

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 Tbs powdered sugar

1 oz. packet of hot chocolate

1 cup milk

1/2 cup and 1 Tbs cocoa powder

1/2 cup strawberries, sliced (or your berry of choice!)

What to do:

1. In one bowl, mix mascarpone cheese with Nutella. In a separate bowl, whip the cream and powdered sugar together until it peaks with fluffiness. Then, fold the cream into the Nutella mixture.

2. Heat up a mug of hot chocolate and a tablespoon of cocoa powder with milk. Let it cool for a few minutes, and pour into a shallow bowl. Dip lady fingers into the hot chocolate very quickly (one or two seconds only), and layer in an 8x8 dish. Then spread half of the Nutella/cream mixture over the soaked ladyfingers.

3. Make another layer of soaked ladyfingers, and another of Nutella cream.

4. Top with half a cup of cocoa powder, and your favorite berries. I used sliced strawberries. Bananas or sliced almonds would also be yummy toppers for this recipe! Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours, or better yet, overnight. Buon appetito!

Will you make this one? What kind of berries will you use?

Laura Botten is a voice actor and producer who is currently working on her first book, a novel set in Rome. Get more recipes with "A Taste of Italy," a FREE gift, here.

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