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Strawberry Tiramisu is the perfect no-bake summer dessert made with fresh strawberries, ladyfingers, and mascarpone! This summer version is made without coffee, alcohol, and raw eggs.

A white plate with a piece of strawberry tiramisu topped with blueberries. The rest of the tiramisu is in a glass baking dish in the background next to a white coffee cup.

Strawberry Tiramisu is my favorite summer dessert! It’s sweet, pretty, and SO delicious. Layers of vanilla-flavored mascarpone, strawberry jam infused ladyfingers, and lots of fresh juicy strawberries. Everyone always loves this easy dessert when I bring it to a party.

This summer version of the popular Italian desserts is made without alcohol, raw eggs, and coffee so everyone can enjoy it! Don’t get me wrong I love authentic Italian Tiramisu, it’s what I always get when we go to an Italian restaurant or to Italy, but if I bring a dessert to a family party I want that everyone can enjoy it.

This easy no-bake dessert would be great for your next summer party! You can serve it in a baking dish or in individual glasses which would be perfect for a wedding and you can make it in advance. I always assemble it a day in advance so the ladyfingers can absorb the strawberry mixture completely and get softer.  It tasted perfect after resting a day in the fridge!

Strawberry tiramisu in a glass baking dish topped with blueberries. A piece of the tiramisu has been cut out and it is sitting on a white plate in the background next to a white coffee cup and a white and blue dishtowel.

Some tips and tricks for making this Strawberry Tiramisu

  • Use hard ladyfingers, not soft ones. The soft ones will get mushy after a day in the fridge. Look for Italian ladyfingers, they are often called Savoiardi. They are quite crisp but will soften as the tiramisu sits and often have a sugary top. It’s also important not to soak them but only dip them into the strawberry jam mixture.
  • The tiramisu will taste best if you use ripe, juicy strawberries and high-quality strawberry jam that tastes like strawberries and is made with real good quality strawberries.
  • Mascarpone cheese is an Italian cream cheese that tastes like cream and has a smooth consistency. I don’t recommend using cream cheese instead because this would change the typical tiramisu flavor. You can get Mascarpone in the deli area of large grocery stores, at Whole Foods, and in Italian Food stores.
  • Don’t skip the Balsamic Vinegar. It enhances the strawberry flavor but you won’t taste the vinegar itself. You can use a little bit of lemon juice if you don’t have balsamic vinegar on hand.
  • You could use Prosecco instead of water for the strawberry jam mixture to give it a little flavor kick.

A white plate with a piece of strawberry tiramisu topped with blueberries. The rest of the tiramisu is in a glass baking dish in the background next to a white and blue dishtowel. A piece of the tiramisu has been removed and a fork is lying in front of it.

Looking for more Strawberry Recipes?

A white plate with a piece of strawberry tiramisu topped with blueberries. The rest of the tiramisu is in a glass baking dish in the background next to a white and blue dishtowel.

Tools used in the making of this Strawberry Tiramisu:

Ladyfingers: These are perfect for making traditional tiramisu and this summer version. The are a sweet, fairly dry, finger-shaped sponge cakes.
Strawberry Jam: This is my favorite jam! It tastes great on a slice of bread but is also perfect for this recipe.
Strawberry Slicer: This fun kitchen gadget makes slicing strawberries super easy and fast!
Angled Icing Spatula: I love this spatula! Everyone should have this in their kitchen. It makes icing cakes and spreading creams super easy.

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4.96 from 63 votes

Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu is the perfect no-bake summer dessert made with fresh strawberries, ladyfingers, and mascarpone! This summer version is made without coffee, alcohol, and raw eggs.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup water, (or prosecco)
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar, (or lemon juice)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries, (1 pint)
  • 24 ladyfingers, (see tip above)

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer or stand mixer on medium-high speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until smooth and thickened.
  • In a small bowl, combine strawberry preserves, water, and balsamic vinegar. Stir with a fork until combined. Dip the ladyfingers in the mixture to coat them. Line the ladyfingers in a single layer, in the bottom of a 8”x 8” or similarly sized baking dish.
  • Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and layer with half of the sliced strawberries.
  • Repeat with the remaining ladyfingers, mascarpone mixture, and sliced strawberries.
  • Cover with cling wrap and chill at least 8 hours or overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1061IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg
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Hi, I'm Julia! Born in Germany, I call Canada now my home and love to share my favorite dishes with you! Here you'll find hundreds of recipes, all made from scratch, with lots of tips and detailed step-by-step instructions.

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26 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This delicious Tiramisu was scooped out by everyone pronto. The best ever.The Balsamic vinegar really did its magic 

  2. Hi Julia,

    I’ve never made tiramisu before! Just put this recipe together to take to a dinner party tomorrow.
    Quick question, the consistency of the mascarpone mixture was a little lumpy, is that the way the texture is suppose to be?

    Thank you for your time

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe saved the day. I had to cater a lunch dessert for colleagues that I needed to impress and this didn’t disapoint. I made individual cups instead of a cake. Fyi, for anyone considering this method: This was more time consuming and will require extra cream to finish the presentation.

  4. 4 stars
    I had to double the jam mixture. The original amount wasn’t quite enough for all the ladyfingers. And definitely get the firmer ones as suggested. If I make it again I will double the mascarpone mixture, too. Just to make it a bit loftier and creamier. Also, beating it for 2 minutes was a bit long. I used prosecco as recommended and it was delicious. My family loved it. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Hi Julia!

    I accidentally purchased softer ladyfingers. What can I do to harden them?

    Thank you!

    Caitlin

    1. Hi Caitlin! I would let them sit on the counter for a few hours to air dry and then just brush them with the jam mixture (not dip them, so they don’t get soggy). Or dry them out in a 250°F oven for about 20 minutes, until brittle, flipping each one over halfway through and then they should be hard enough to dip them in the mixture without getting soggy. I hope that helps! :-) – Julia