Peppermint Tiramisu Trifles

If do a lot of holiday entertaining than you know, the oven is prime real estate.

Peppermint Tiramisu via Bakers Royale

That said you are going to love these no-bake, easy-to-make Peppermint Tiramisu Trifle.

Yep, you can even make this two days in advance and take dessert off the list for things to make the day off.

Peppermint Tiramisu from Bakers Royale

I’m all about easy entertaining, so planning make-ahead dishes are key. I want to be in the mix with everyone not tethered to the kitchen. Aside from that, if I have too much to do the day of, I’m bound to mess something up.

The one year I decided to do everything the same day so it would all be super fresh turned out to be a total bust. I woke up the birds, so there went half my mental game. Then there was all the prepping, cleaning in between, the actual cooking, mixing drinks, chatting, laughing—you know I tried to do it all.

Peppermint Tiramisu with Bakers Royale

Colossal mistake. Every dish that could be burnt was  . . . well, burnt.

Never again. Now, I plan my menu weeks in advance and start prepping just as early. The key to a successful party—planning—do as much as you can ahead of time.

So here’s to a make-ahead dessert that your guest will love as much as you love getting it done in advance. Grab a spoon and make your self a classic Kahlua Martini to have with this.

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this recipe

Peppermint Tiramisu Trifles

Yield: Serves 8-10


  • 1/2 cup hot brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Kahlúa
  • 2 8 oz containers mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 3 oz packages of Lady Fingers1 oz chocolate, shaved
  • 1 oz Andes Peppermint Chips, finely chopped


  1. Stir together the espresso, granulated sugar and Kahlúa until well combined and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Whisk together mascarpone, confectioners sugar and  Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha until well combined. Gradually pour in the cream and whisk until soft  peaks form. Mixture should soft and fluffy.
  3. Place Lady Fingers into bottom of glass and generously brush or pour espresso syrup. Spoon or pipe mascarpone mixture evenly on top. Finely grate chocolate over mascarpone and then sprinkle Peppermint Andes Chips on top. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Cover the trifles and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or up to 2 days.

Kahlua Martini

Makes 1 cocktail


  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 1.5 parts Absolut vodka
  • 1 part espresso


  1. Shake all ingredients with ice in a boston shaker. Fine strain into a chilled, stemmed martini glass.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi says

    It’s great that you have learned to plan ahead. AS for me, I’m not quite there yet. I still haven’t decided on our menu this year. I guess that’s a good thing since this recipe looks amazing and it would be the perfect dessert! I love it!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGerry @ Foodness Gracious says

    Wow, this looks amazing and I agree, prep ahead is key to keep sanity levels where they should be :)

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonConnie says

    Love that these can be made in advance because my oven will definitely be busy the day of Thanksgiving. By the way, these mini mugs are adorable!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMarissa says

    I’m all about ‘make ahead’ especially for these busy holiday meals. These trifles are so pretty and I love the peppermint – such a fun, fresh twist on Tiramisu.

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonDorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    This is so gorgeous!! I love no-bake, especially when so many things are happening in my oven at once. And peppermint. !!! Pinned!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonThe Blonde Chef says

    These are just SO gorgeous, Naomi! And I love how you placed the tiramisu in these gorgeous glass mugs! Dying over this recipe!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAmy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says

    These trifles look so stunning! Absolutely in love. Pinned! :) I wish we had those big family gatherings, but with our family so spread out, our Thanksgiving has 5 people and Christmas 7, at most. But with that little company, at least it means my mom and I will have less of a chance of forgetting to make a side dish or forgetting about the pies in the oven!