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Yes, you can definitely freeze tiramisu for 3 to 5 months in the freezer without much loss of quality. The key to freezing tiramisu well is making sure that it is wrapped tightly in an airtight container.
How to Freeze Tiramisu
Tiramisu is a decadent Italian dessert made of ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, sugar, eggs and soaked in coffee and liqueur. This dessert freezes very well as lady fingers, the main component, are similar to sponge cake which also freezes very well.
If you are making your own tiramisu at home and simply want to make a little extra to have more later or perhaps you've gone out to eat and bought more than you could consume, you might want to store your tearing me suit in the freezer to extended shelf life.
To freeze your tiramisu, you want to start out by removing any cocoa solids or other toppings if possible. If you cannot remove them, that is okay, however they may get mushy when thawed.
Next, you'll want to decide what serving size you'll be using when you thaw your tiramisu. You'll want to cut or portion the tiramisu into your appointed serving sizes so that you can pull out individual servings to thaw them.
Now, you'll want to get your tiramisu wrapped thoroughly so that it will not get freezer burn or degradation of quality and texture when frozen.
To do this, start out by taking plastic wrap and cutting off a piece that will thoroughly wrap around your portion of tiramisu.
Place the plastic wrap flat on the counter and put the Tiramisu in the center. Then, wrap the plastic wrap securely around your tiramisu.
Cut off a second piece of plastic wrap the same size as the first. Placement flat on the counter and your tiramisu in the center. And wrap your tiramisu a second time.
Grab some aluminum foil and tear off a section about the same size as the plastic wrap you used. Then, place it flat on your counter with a tiramisu in the center. And wrap it tightly around your tiramisu.
If you have more than one portion of tiramisu, repeat the process with two layers of plastic wrap and one layer of aluminum foil until you have securely wrapped all portions.
Step eightFfinally, you need to get your tiramisu portions put into a freezer bag or airtight container. Go ahead and place them into your chosen and container.
Note: If you're using a freezer bag, make sure to press out any excess air before zipping it shut.
Go ahead and label your bag or container with the date and pop your tiramisu into the freezer.
How to Defrost Tiramisu
Defrosting tiramisu is super easy. All you need to do is remove it from the freezer and to place it into the fridge overnight. Alternatively, you could take it out first thing in the morning if you are planning to serve it as a dinner or evening dessert.
Freezing Tiramisu FAQ
Can you freeze tiramisu after baking?
Yes, tiramisu can be frozen after baking.
Can you freeze tiramisu cake?
Yes, you can freeze tiramisu cake which is very similar to regular tiramisu and the same exact way.
How long does tiramisu last in the fridge?
Tiramisu lasts around 3 to 5 days in the fridge.
Can you freeze store bought tiramisu?
Yes, you can freeze store-bought tiramisu in the same way you freeze homemade tiramisu.
Can you refreeze tiramisu?
No, it is not good to refreeze tiramisu both the quality of the dish can degrade as well as the food safety due to the cheese and egg content.
How to Freeze Tiramisu
- airtight container
- marker or pen
- freezer bags
- plastic wrap
- aluminum foil
- Remove cocoa solids or don't add them if making it homemade.Note: if the cocoa is too difficult to remove, it's ok to leave. Just be aware it will be a little soggy at defrosting.
- Decide what size portions you will need when thawed, and cut it into that size.
- Tear off a sheet of plastic wrap big enough to fully cover each portion.
- Place one piece of tiramisu in the center of the sheet of plastic wrap and secure it around it.
- Repeat wrapping for all slices
- Tear off a sheet of aluminum foil big enough to fully cover each portion.
- Place one piece of plastic wrapped tiramisu in the center of the aluminum foil and secure it around it.
- Repeat wrapping for all slices.
- Place the wrapped slices into a freezer bag or freezer safe container.
- Secure the lid on the container. If using a bag, press any air out then zip it shut.
- Mark the date on the bag or container and place it into the freezer.