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Coffee is an essential part of my day. It’s also a necessary ingredient to a happy holiday season. As a tired mom to 4 kids, no matter how much sleep I get it’s just hard to wake up and get going without it. Late nights abound, activities aplenty, and I’m not getting any younger.
My absolute favorite coffee drink is an iced mocha. Whether I get it out somewhere or make it with our favorite brand of coffee at home, in a quiet chair by myself or sitting around a full table. With a Dollar General located within walking distance of our house, I love that I can get to my Dunkin’ Donuts coffee even easier.
Dunkin’ Donuts has always been the brand to get people going and keep them going, so they can make the most of their day, every day. Which is just the kind of coffee I need.
On one of our latest trips to Dollar General, I picked up a bag of Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend Ground Coffee. I also grabbed a box of Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup pods for our downstairs coffee station. Because with 4 kids and Jingle Bells jingling, you can never have enough coffee stations.
As amazing as coffee is by the sip, it’s also good in our favorite dessert made even better turned into Iced Mocha Tiramisu Cups.
These Iced Mocha Tiramisu Cups are creamy and chocolatey, with vanilla cookies dunked in an iced mocha coffee mixture.
Normal tiramisu is made with ladyfingers, which would be the traditional way to go. Apparently, however, they don’t seem to sell ladyfingers anywhere around here anymore. Thus, I used a cream filled version. If that’s all you can find, too, believe me you will not be disappointed. Honestly, I’ve learned that any porous, vanilla cookie will work.
Start making the cream for your Iced Mocha Tiramisu Cups by combining 2 egg yolks with ¼ cup of sugar in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Whisk until the mixture turns pale, thickens, and expands in volume. Remove from the heat and add mascarpone, melted chocolate, vanilla, and kosher salt. Then, gently fold in whipped topping, which you can make yourself or use store bought.
Set that aside while you get the iced mocha mixture ready.
This a simple combination of ½ cup cold coffee, ½ cup milk, and 1 large tbsp of chocolate syrup. Stir well. Then, if using sandwich cookies, twist apart and dunk one at a time in the coffee.
Layer in a small mason jar starting with the dunked cookies. Next, spoon in a heaping layer of cream. Then, add more cookies. Ending with another layer of cream. Finally, top with a dollop of leftover whipped topping and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
I’m ready for the holidays! Who’s with me?
- ½ cup coffee, cold
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tbsp chocolate syrup + extra for garnish
- 48 ladyfingers or sandwich cookies, separated
- 2 egg yolks
- ¼ cup sugar
- 8 oz mascarpone
- 4 oz semi sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup whipped topping + extra for garnish
- Place egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and set over a pot of simmering water. Whisk while cooking until the mixture turns pale, thickens, and increases in volume.
- Remove from heat and add in mascarpone, chocolate, vanilla, and salt.
- Fold the whipped topping into the chocolate mixture. Set aside.
- Combine coffee, milk, and 1 tbsp chocolate syrup in a bowl. Stir well.
- Dip ladyfingers or cookies into coffee mixture. Layer 6 on the bottom of a small mason jar.
- Top with a large heaping of cream.
- Add more dipped cookies.
- Add more cream.
- Top with a dollop of whipped topping and drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Get your holiday season ready with Dunkin’ Donuts from Dollar General. Find a Dollar General near you with their store locator!