Can You Freeze Tiramisu?

Last updated on September 1st, 2022 at 02:54 am

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If you love sweets and dessert then tiramisu is probably one of your top favorites. Tiramisu is an italian dessert with layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy or liqueur with powdered chocolate and mascarpone cheese. 

When you take a bite of this treat your tastebuds will experience a rich and airy yellowish cream with a touch of alcohol. It is soft but not mushy and coffee flavored. 

Tiramisu is lightly sweet and just a little bitter-tasting. If your family likes this dessert or if you are making a lot of it for holidays, you may want to make some in advance to keep it for future use. 

When you are storing it, can you freeze the tiramisu?

You can freeze tiramisu. Wrap it well to store it in the freezer. It will last for a few months when it’s frozen.

One way you can freeze tiramisu is to not add the toppings of hazelnut and cocoa just yet. Wrap the dessert in a double layer of plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil. This will keep it good for up to 3 months. 

Then when you want to thaw the tiramisu, remove it from the freezer and thaw overnight in the refrigerator then add the nuts and cocoa topping to the dessert. 

You can freeze any type of tiramisu by using these storage tips. It will keep the dessert good so it won’t spoil. Tiramisu should be kept cold no matter what. So if you want it to last a little longer or save the already-made dessert to use in the upcoming month try freezing it. 

It will be easy to just take it out, thaw it and you are set to serve the delicious creamy goodness.

Is Frozen Tiramisu Good? 

Now that you know that you can freeze tiramisu you probably want to know what happens to the taste. This creamy, rich dessert is best when it is kept cold but is it still good after it has been frozen?

Freezing tiramisu will keep it good. The freezing process shouldn’t affect the dessert’s texture or taste when it is wrapped and stored in the freezer properly.

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made with coffee, mascarpone, sponge cake and alcohol. This combination of delicious ingredients was even listed as one of the top ten when it came to Italian desserts. 

Sometimes we end up with leftover tiramisu and in this situation you can freeze it to use in the next few months. Just wrap and remove any toppings before freezing. Slice it into individual portions and wrap each piece tightly in a double layer of plastic wrap. 

You want to keep any air out, so sometimes you can add a third wrapping layer of aluminum foil. This just adds an extra layer of protection from the tiramisu going bad or getting freezer burnt so it’s your preference whether you want to do this step or not. 

It may be a good idea to help keep it fresh. 

Then bag it up in freezer bags for storing. If you are worried about them getting squashed then you can use foil takeout trays for storing in the freezer. 

Make sure you label the bags or whatever you have placed the wrapped tiramisu in with the current date and then freeze the yummy dessert for up to 3 months. When it comes to freezing tiramisu you want to make sure you add the toppings when you’re thawing it in the refrigerator. 

Also it’s best to freeze it in positions and refrigerate it for an hour or so so it will be firm and easier to handle when you are going through the slicing and wrapping process. 

Tiramisu can be tricky when you freeze it because the ladyfingers it is made with will absorb liquids while it is frozen making them spongy and mushy. This is why wrapping it up tightly is so important and as is using the desert within 3 months. If you store tiramisu in the freezer it will still stay fresh and taste good when it comes time to eat it later.

How Long Can Tiramisu Last In The Freezer? 

If you love tiramisu and have leftovers you probably want to save it for another time without it going bad. When it comes to this, the freezer is your best bet, but how long will the dessert last?

Tiramisu will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. After this time it will start losing some of its texture and taste but it is still good if eaten within the 3 months.

We already discussed how you can freeze tiramisu for up to 3 months but this may change when you are talking about different types. Prepackaged tiramisu that is opened can be frozen for 3 or 4 months and tiramisu that is freshly made and wrapped tightly in individual portions can be frozen for 2 to 3 months. 

The lady fingers will absorb liquids so it is best to use the tiramisu within 4 weeks so freeze for the best results. This is quite a while to store your dessert to keep it good. 

Now if you have leftovers you can just pop them in the freezer after freezing the slices individually and following the storage tips mentioned above. This will allow your dessert to be used in the next weeks or months. Then just pull it out and place it in the refrigerator to thaw and enjoy!

Keep in mind you do not want to try to refreeze the dessert once it has been frozen and thawed. You will end up with mushy sponge fingers and a grainy texture of cream. 

When you defrost tiramisu, place it in the refrigerator. You want the desert to be cold but not frozen so overnight should thaw out the dessert without you having to place it on the counter to defrost. 

Just wait about 15 minutes before serving and place it on the counter at room temperature. You can add the topping when you place it in the refrigerator or at the time you place it on the counter. 

Either way will get you the tiramisu you enjoy with its wonderful combination of sweet ingredients. 

Final Thoughts 

Tiramisu is a popular layered Italian dessert among many people. If you have leftovers of this yummy sweet dessert you can freeze them. 

Just follow some of the important tips when it comes to preparing the tiramisu to be frozen and store it properly in the freezer. Then you can keep the dessert good for up to 3 months to be enjoyed later when you are craving the creamy, rich taste of tiramisu.

Hannah R.

Hey, I'm Hannah and I'm the founder of Get Eatin'.

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