This tiramisu recipe is a fun play on a classic tiramisu trifle. It’s no bake, easy to make, and is served in individual jars – great for Shavuos! I’m using cream cheese for that rich cheesecake flavor we all love.


  • 8-oz. block of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 oz. heavy cream
  • 1/3-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder (dissolved in ¾ cup hot water and 2 tablespoons sugar)
  • 20-25 vanilla cookies
  • Cocoa powder, for topping


  1. Using an electric hand mixer, whip the sugar, vanilla extract, and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the whipped cream until stiff peaks form, then slowly fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Dip cookies into the coffee mixture and place them at the bottom of the jars.
  4. Layer the cream and cookies until the jars are full. Then top with cocoa powder.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Naomi Hazan is a self-taught chef based in New York. She’s been in love with food for as long as she can remember and credits that mostly to her strong Middle Eastern roots and family. Naomi started cooking at the age of 12 for family, holidays, and small get-togethers among her friends. Today, she caters for all types of affairs, from intimate sheva brachos to events for hundreds of people. Naomi always had a strong belief that good food is one of the best ways to bring people together - after all, some of the best times are shared over a great meal. Naomi can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..