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This pretty, no-bake, Easy Strawberry Tiramisu is a deliciously fun summer twist on a classic Italian dessert. Store-bought ladyfinger cookies, dipped in a sweet honey ginger syrup and layered with whipped mascarpone cream and strawberry jam. A generous topping of fresh strawberries finishes this sweet treat off. This no-bake, creamy, berry-filled tiramisu is such a yummy summer treat that requires very little effort. A great make-head party dessert!

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My first tiramisu recipe and I am so excited to share it! I’ve loved tiramisu for the longest time. If you’re not familiar, it’s a classic Italian dessert consisting of coffee-dipped ladyfinger cookies layered with egg-based whipped mascarpone cream. The cookies are usually topped with a dusting of cocoa powder.

Tiramisu is creamy, luscious, and perfect. Especially classic varieties that use raw egg yolks and bold espresso. I love the original so much that I didn’t want to mess with a good thing and share a non-traditional variation.

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That is until I had this fun summery idea. So I made an exception. This strawberry tiramisu really is just as luscious and perfect as it looks. You will love it!

When it comes to summertime recipes, I’m always so inspired by the in-season produce around me, especially the berries. I have a lot of fun cooking and baking with them!

Once I had this idea I just knew I had to run with it. The ginger syrup really is the secret. It’s such a wonderful pairing with the sweet strawberries and tart cream.

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The details

Step 1: make the ginger syrup

This is simply water mixed with honey and sliced pieces of fresh ginger. Simmer this mix on the stove to heat the ginger. Then I love to add a few chamomile tea bags for a light floral flavor. It’s really so nice with the honey and ginger.

Step 2: mix the mascarpone cream

This is the heart of a good tiramisu. You’ll need egg yolks, mascarpone cheese, cream, honey, and just a pinch of ginger. I like to add vanilla and then one super special ingredient, Aperol. The Aperol is so wonderful when paired with the strawberries, it really completes the Italian vibe.

Mix everything together in a bowl until smooth, just be sure to not over-mix.

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Step 3: dip and layer

Take the lady fingers and very quickly dip them into the ginger syrup and arrange them in your baking dish. I use a square 9×9 dish.

Now layer on the cream, and then the strawberry jam and fresh strawberries. Add another layer of ladyfingers and finish with cream.

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Chill until ready to serve, overnight is ideal, but an hour or two also works well!

I love to top my tiramisu with a swirl more of strawberry jam, fresh berries, and then some freeze-dried raspberries crushed on top.

Slice or scoop and enjoy every last creamy, berry-filled bite. The perfect balance of sweet and creamy that leaves you longing for another bite. Plus, we love that this is no-bake and easy to make!

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Looking for other Summer dessert recipes? Here are some favorites:

Toasted S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cookie Dough Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Creamy Vegan Chocolate Fudge Pops

Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream Sandwiches

Lastly, if you make this Easy Strawberry Tiramisu, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Easy Strawberry Tiramisu

Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 423 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Ginger Chamomile syrup



  • 1. To make the syrup. Bring 1/2 cup water, the honey, and ginger to a gentle boil over medium. Simmer, 1-2 minutes and remove from the heat. Add the tea bags, cover, and steep 15 minutes. Strain out the ginger and discard the tea.
    2. In a bowl, beat together the egg yolks, mascarpone, 1/4 cup heavy cream, honey, Aperol, vanilla, and ginger until combined and lightly whipped. Do not beat longer than 2 minutes.
    3. In a separate bowl, whip the remaining 1/4 cup of cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone cream.
    4. Working with one at a time, quickly dip each ladyfinger into the ginger syrup. Do not let the ladyfinger sit long in the syrup, they’ll get too soggy. Arrange a single layer of the dipped ladyfingers in a 9×9 inch baking dish.
    5. Spoon over about half of the mascarpone cream. Dollop 1/2 cup strawberry jam over the cream. Then arrange a single layer of sliced strawberries on top.
    6. Dip the remaining ladyfingers in the ginger syrup, lining them up over the berries one by one. Add the cream on top and spread it into a smooth layer. Cover and chill for 2 hours or up to overnight.
    7. Before serving, top with 2-3 tablespoons jam plus the sliced strawberries. If desired, crumble freeze-dried raspberries overtop. Slice, scoop, and enjoy!
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  1. 4 stars
    Loved the idea of this recipe. I halved the recipe it but I’m afraid I did a bit too much eye-balling with the honey. It tastes good but a bit cloying for my taste so I’d recommend people err on the side of less honey and add to taste. All that is to say, I’m sure if I’d actually measure everything, this would have been perfect. It is super interesting, easy, and very summery!

    1. Hey Alix,
      Happy Wednesday!!🍊🍋 I appreciate you trying this recipe and your feedback, so glad to hear that it turned out well for you! xx

  2. I’m making this for tomorrow and now reading the recipe I see the honey and ginger in the syrup and also the mascarpone cream? Is this correct?

    1. Hi there,
      Yes, you can follow the recipe as written:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

  3. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday and it was amazing! I was a little worried about the cream mixture being soupy when I made it, so I set it in the fridge for 15-25 minutes and it helped set it up a little bit. Put it together and set it in the fridge for 3 hours or so and it was perfect! Everyone loved it. Great flavor, almost reminded me of strawberry shortcake. Yummm!

    1. Hi Erin,
      Happy Monday!!🇺🇸😎 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was a winner! xT

  4. Help! I made a double batch of this for a birthday party tomorrow. I love the flavor combination, but I’m a little concerned by how soupy the cream mixture was – it was surprisingly pourable. I will have time to chill it overnight, but will that be enough to firm it up?

    1. Hi Emily,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try! It’s hard to say without seeing it and there’s really not much you can do at this point if the tiramisu is already assembled, do I would just pop it in the fridge! I hope it turns out well for you! xT

      1. Hi Tieghan –

        Thanks for your response. I refrigerated overnight and it seems to be about the right consistency now – not totally firm, but spreadable and no longer soupy. I’m really looking forward to trying the finished product this evening!

          1. We LOVED it! Every single person at the party sneaked back for seconds (and even thirds, in some cases). Thanks for a fabulous summer recipe!

          2. Hi Emily,
            Thanks so much for making this recipe and your comment! So glad to hear that it turned out well for you:) xT

  5. My entire family loved this! We used Stella D’Oro original biscuits and the flavor combo was amazing. Thank you!!

    1. Thanks so much!! So glad to hear that this recipe was a hit with your family, thanks for making it! Happy Sunday! xT

  6. 5 stars
    Really, really enjoyed this!!! Great complex flavor that was not too sweet but very satisfying. Loved it!

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks for making it! Happy 4th of July weekend! 🇺🇸🍓

  7. What a great idea, thank you for sharing! Tiramisu is a big favorite of mine although my mom and sisters are not. I think this is something they would absolutely love! My question tho, did you add strawberries to your jam? I’ve never seen one so chunky. It looked so good! Thank you again!

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer!! Nope, it’s just the jam and then the fresh layer of strawberries I think you are seeing:) Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT

    1. Hi Ginny,
      I would just omit the egg yolks:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

  8. Sounds delicious!!! I plan on trying it! But, can I substitute for the raw egg yolks? BTW I love all of your recipes and usually use at least one each week.

      1. Hi Pam,
        The Aperol is optional so you can simply omit it:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

    1. Thanks so much for your kind message Angie! I think it would be just fine if you left the egg yolks out:) Let me know if you give this a try! xT

        1. Hi Sheryl,
          You could skip the ginger or use another flavor you enjoy like basil or mint:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx

  9. I love traditional tiramisu and this looks like a lovely summery twist. As I don’t care for ginger, what other flavor/s would you suggest to best compliment the strawberry?

    1. Hi Susie,
      Another reader suggested basil which I think sounds great, mint would also be delicious! Let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Friday! xT

    1. Hi Karen,
      Thanks a lot!! I think it would be okay for you to just omit the egg yolks:) I hope you love this recipe, let me know if you give it a try! xT

  10. This looks like a very tempting and decadent dessert. Since strawberries are no longer in season where I live I will substitute in blueberries which I freshly picked yesterday. Hope that will taste as good as your original recipe. Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much Cori!! Blueberries sound like a great idea!! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it’s a hit! xx

  11. Looks amazing, as always. On a side note, your link brings you to Stella D’oro Cookies Margherite Chocolate & Vanilla Cookies, not typical soft and cakelike ladyfingers. Your pictures looks like the cake style ladyfingers. Is that what you used? Thanks so much!

  12. My husband dislikes ginger, but I bet a swap with basil would be just as yummy! Can’t wait to try this for our July 4th gathering.

    1. Hi Kim,
      Sure, basil sounds delicious! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it turns out well for you! Happy Friday! xT

  13. Hey Tieghan! Looks beautiful and tasty as usual but just FYI, tiramisù doesn’t have any sort of cream (just the eggs and mascarpone) 🙂

    1. It doesn’t have strawberries or ginger or several of the other ingredients either, but she clearly stated at the beginning that this was a non-traditional recipe 😉

    2. Thanks so much Laura!! This definitely is not a traditional tiramisu, just a twist on it:) Let me know if you give the recipe a try! xx

    3. Heavy cream is the primary ingredient to make mascarpone. So indirectly it does traditionally contain cream.