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.
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!
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.
Looking for more Strawberry Recipes?
- Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
- Homemade Strawberry Cake Recipe
- No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
- Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Naked Strawberry Layer Cake
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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- 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)
- 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.
Kay Stephenson. says
I hope chilling it less than 8 hours is going to be ok. Thoughts ? Thank you. This recipe looks fabulous
I’ve made this recipe many times and swap out strawberries for seasonal fruit – peaches and pears with their coordinating jams work fantastic! I also double the cream and liquid mixture.
I read some comments about it bring dry so I Doubled the wet and cream ingredients and made it in my 10×10 glass pan. Used 1 1/2 packs of ladyfingers. Everyone went crazy! Everyone got second helpings and raved about it. The Prosecco and balsamic vinegar made it. A keeper for sure!
Michele D says
This was so good and light – everyone enjoyed for Father’s Day. I did sub Limoncello for the Prosecco – I love lemon flavor with the strawberries. Next time I would double the strawberry sauce as my ladyfingers didn’t all get much coating, leaving them a bit on the dry side. I figure more sauce will help this problem. I’ll be making again – great recipe.
Hi should the mascarpone be room temperature or cold?
Hi, I’d like to make this but just wondering the size and depth of the dish for 6 people?
Julia Foerster says
The dish used in the pictures is 7×11 inches and approx. 3 inches deep.
I think this idea is great but would double both cream and ladyfinger mixture maybe also add more balsamic as I could not taste.
Delicious!! Made it this morning for Easter Dessert. Next time I will make a little more of the jam/Prosecco mixture and make the night before – some of the lady fingers were still a little firmer than a tiramisu. My husband loved it!!
Delish! I made it so many times and each time it’s yummy! Thank you!
Kim Berry says
Delicious, everyone wanted seconds! Will make again!
Sasha Saad says
This delicious Tiramisu was scooped out by everyone pronto. The best ever.The Balsamic vinegar really did its magic
Chris Lauck says
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
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.
Debra Stelly says
Can you use blueberries instead of strawberries.
Super easy to make and everyone loved it! Thanks Julia!
C. Burdett says
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!
I accidentally purchased softer ladyfingers. What can I do to harden them?
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
Love this recipe. I will definitely be making it again. Can it be frozen?
Susan Schopflin says
Super easy to make. It was gone in minutes and my kids were sad there wasn’t seconds.
That’s so nice to hear! Thank you for your review :-)
Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery says
I love the idea of adding berries to tiramisu!