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Strawberry Tiramisu

Nicoletta July 1, 2016

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Strawberry Tiramisu: creamy-dreamy mascarpone/egg yolk/whipping cream blend, fresh strawberries, lemon, limoncello, and mint. Take advantage of sweet summer fruit, with this delectable, easy-to-make, no-bake, twist on an old time favorite. 

Strawberry Tiramisu

{This post is sponsored by Italian Center Shop! We’ve used their products to make this delicious Strawberry Tiramisu, we’ve been compensated but all opinions are our own!}

Happy Canada Day my Canadian friends! What better way to celebrate than a red and white dessert? And if this dessert is a Strawberry Tiramisu, it’s a no-brainer! Strawberry and mascarpone, red and white, the Canadian flag. But I added mint, and so, it became also red, white, and green, the Italian flag. Isn’t it an awesome coincidence? Moreover, I love when I incorporate an Italian recipe in a Canadian celebration: it reflects our life together, Loreto and mine, our beautiful blend of two cultures.



Tiramisu is typical Italian stereotype, like pasta, or pizza. They are a serious business. You can’t just mess them up. Tradition has to be respected, but it can also be adapted to season. That’s why, over the years, a new version of everybody’s favorite, the classic Tiramisu, has made its way in pastry shops, coffee shops, and on our tables. This new, delectable version, is so popular in spring and summer to almost overshadow its older brother.

Wait till you try this Strawberry Tiramisu, you’re going to be amazed!

The strawberries are left macerating in lemon juice, sugar and mint, to bring out a sweet, fresh, and slightly tangy flavor. We added limoncello to thin the juice, you can add a fruit juice for a kid-friendly version of it. The mascarpone/egg mixture is enhanced by the whipping cream which will make it velvety smooth.

Strawberry Tiramisu

It was nice to go to the Italian Centre Shop and find all the ingredients we needed for the Strawberry Tiramisu, what was left was to go back home and have fun making it. It is not difficult to make, it just requires few steps in the preparation. And to rest in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. I know, it will seem an eternity, especially because all you would want to do is dig in and bring a spoonful in your mouth. Well, maybe two 😉 .

Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu

It is also a no-bake dessert, so perfect for this time of the year when the last thing you want to do, is to turn on the oven, and heat up the house.

 Strawberry Tiramisu

The flavors and textures of this Strawberry Tiramisu are amazing. The strawberries beautifully macerated, juicy, sweet but not too sweet. We have the cream, mascarpone, eggs, velvety, creamy, giving the fruit a nice soft bed to lay in. The savoiardi drizzled with the juices of the strawberries wonderfully infused and a cake-like texture in your mouth, diverse yet harmonized with the other layers. Each spoonful fresh vibrant colorful and cheerful as the summer season is to us.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it and eating it! Happy Canada Day!

Song of the day: “Comin’ Home”, by City and Color, a great Canadian band we had the pleasure to see in concert this past June.

Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 42 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


Strawberry Tiramisu: creamy-dreamy mascarpone/egg yolk/whipping cream blend, fresh strawberries, lemon, limoncello, and mint. Take advantage of sweet summer fruit, with this delectable, easy-to-make, no-bake, twist on an old time favorite.


  • 500 g strawberries
  • 300 g Savoiardi
  • 200 ml whipping cream
  • 250 ml mascarpone
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 80 g + 3 Tbsp fine granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, the juice
  • 2 tsp limoncello (or any fruit juice of your choice)
  • 5 mint leaves, chopped


  1. Cut the strawberries into small pieces, leaving aside some whole to use for decoration. Add the lemon juice, mint leaves chopped, and three tablespoons of sugar. Stir, cover with plastic and set to rest in the fridge.
  2. In a bowl over a bain-marie (water bath) over low heat, place the egg yolks and the sugar, and stir just for a couple minutes. Remove from stove and set aside to cool.
  3. In the meantime in a medium bowl, whip up the cream stiffly.
  4. Using a handheld mixer add the mascarpone to the egg/sugar mixture a spoon at a time. Fold in the whipped cream gently with bottom to top movements.
  5. Puree half of the chopped strawberries, leaving others chopped for some depth of flavor. Press them through a strainer over a low and wide dish to obtain the strawberry juice. Add limoncello to the juice.


  1. In a trifle bowl spread a layer of strawberry puree.
  2. Soak your savoiardi in the strawberry/limoncello juice. Place the savoiardi over the strawberry puree.
  3. Pour the mascarpone mixture over the savoiardi, then the strawberry puree. Repeat with savoiardi soaked in juice, mascarpone mixture, and strawberry puree. End with a layer of savoiardi and mascarpone.
  4. Cut in half the strawberries you have left intact and decorate your tiramisu as you most like.
  5. Put it in the refrigerator and let it sit for at least a couple of hours.


  • Serving Size: 8-10 people
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Strawberry Tiramisu

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by newlogo-sm the Italian Center Shop! Thank you for supporting your local grocery stores!}

If you like Tiramisu, you’re going to love:

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    Reply Charlotte July 1, 2016 at 9:50 am

    So pretty AND perfect for Canada Day!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 1, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks Charlotte, yes with those color it’s perfect dessert for today 🙂 !

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    Reply MDIVADOMESTICA July 1, 2016 at 9:59 am

    You managed to combine 2 of my favourite things – Strawberries & Tiramisu! What a perfect summer dessert!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 1, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks! I might have to say it is even better than the classic tiramisu!

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    Reply Vicky Chin July 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Looks scrumptious ! Tiramisu can be quite heavy, using strawberries makes it really refreshing and yours is looking really beautiful!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 1, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you Vicky, it is good looking but even better eaten in spoonfuls! 😉

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    Reply Trish July 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    So pretty. I’m a real sucker for anything in a trifle bowl. Love. Love. Love. So prefect for a crowd.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 1, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you Trish, I thought of making it more Canadian in a trifle bowl, and we all loved it! It can certainly feed a crowd 😉 .

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    Reply Sean July 1, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    You know what I love about your food? I looked at this, and I KNEW you two would be doing it right. I love love love love tiramisu, and while I tend to fall back on the coffee-and-cocoa original, the sunny summery strawberry versions is more than welcome right now. Without even looking at the ingredients, I knew that this would be rich but light, well-thought-out, and without any of the lazy shortcuts that plague many so-called tiramisu recipes. Thank you so much for posting this.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Sean, your comments are wonderful! Thanks so much for the kind words. We work hard for the blog and it’s nice to know that it’s appreciated.

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    Reply Marisa July 1, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    A wonderful twist Nicoletta on a classic dessert! I love the striking red colours of the strawberries peeking through the creamy layers of the mascarpone mixture! Happy Canada Day 😊

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks so much Marisa! Aren’t those colors just beautiful together? And the flavor, oh my…! Happy belated Canada Day! 🙂

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    Reply Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) July 2, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Such a fab idea – I can see it working with all sorts of summer fruits too!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Yes, it would work with other kinds of fruit, especially in the summer! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Reply Sasha @ Eat Love Eat July 2, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Love this! Tiramisu is quite possibly my favourite dessert ever (it’s so hard to choose just one though!) and I love the summery twist you’ve given it here 🙂

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 5, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you Sasha! This tiramisu is perfect for summer, and I know, it’s hard to chose just one favorite dessert 😉 .

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    Reply karrie @ Tasty Ever After July 5, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Love that you did a strawberry version of tiramisu. So brilliant. my friend! Can’t wait to make it 🙂

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 6, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Karrie, thanks so much! It is extremely good, hope you get the chance to make it! 🙂

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    Reply Demeter | Beaming Baker July 7, 2016 at 9:20 am

    First of all, how gorgeous are these photos?? Let me classily answer my own question here: INCREDIBLY!! I love how fresh and bright the strawberries look against that pool of cream. Also, Happy belated Canada Day! I hope you two had a relaxing time. 🙂 Meanwhile, I’ll be dreaming about this simply divine strawberry tiramisu. Pinning!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 7, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Thanks so much Demeter for your always kind words! We had a nice Canada Day, we cooked up a storm 😉 . I cannot say enough times how good, fresh, creamy and yummy this tiramisu is! 🙂

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