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Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu dessert has layers of ladyfingers, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. It is the most perfectly fresh and easy dessert!

A DELICIOUS NO-BAKE RECIPE

As summer approaches, I start breaking out the no-bake dessert recipes. Tiramisu is a classic Italian no-bake dessert that uses coffee-soaked lady finger cookies, mascarpone cheese, whipped cream and chocolate. It’s delicious! But a lot of folks don’t care for coffee-flavored desserts and mascarpone cheese is not easy to track down in my neck of the woods. This Strawberry Tiramisu takes the basics of the traditional tiramisu and turns it on its head by using fresh strawberries!

slice of strawberry tiramisu dessert shown on a small white round plate with a sprig of mint and a bowl of fresh strawberries are shown on the side.

TIPS FOR MAKING STRAWBERRY TIRAMISU:

  • You can use blueberries, raspberries or blackberries if you prefer. I have a Lemon Blueberry Tiramisu recipe if that is a combination you enjoy! I think this just might become your new favorite dessert. I know it has become mine! Just make sure you take the recipe with you when you take this dessert with you to a BBQ. Everyone is going to want the recipe!
  • The orange juice not only adds flavor to the ladyfingers but it helps to soften the cookies a bit. It doesn’t need to be fresh squeezed unless that is your preference. If you don’t want to use orange juice, you could use milk or even a vanilla flavored coffee creamer.
  • The reason for warming up the strawberry preserves is to make it thinner and easier to store into the cream cheese mixture.
  • If you enjoy and are able to find mascarpone cheese, you can use that instead of cream cheese in this recipe.
  • This dessert needs to be kept refrigerated.
  • The tiramisu should last about 2-3 days if stored covered in the refrigerator.
  • I don’t recommend freezing this dessert as the texture will be compromised when you go to defrost it when ready to eat.
No-Bake Strawberry Tiramisu recipe from The Country Cook, slice shown being removed from the baking dish with a spatula.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • fresh strawberries
  • sugar
  • fresh lemon juice
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • strawberry preserves
  • lady fingers
  • orange juice
  • Cool Whip whipped topping
  • strawberry extract
  • sliced strawberries or cocoa powder
fresh strawberries, sugar, fresh lemon juice, cream cheese, powdered sugar, strawberry preserves, lady fingers, orange juice, Cool Whip whipped topping.

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY TIRAMISU:

For the strawberries: In a large bowl, add sliced strawberries, granulated sugar and lemon juice. Gently stir and set aside.

sliced strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl.

For the filling: In a large bowl combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and the melted strawberry preserves; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until blended and smooth.

block of cream cheese, strawberry preserves and powdered sugar shown in the bottom of a white bowl.

Stir in one cup of the Cool Whip whipped topping. Set aside.

one cup of whipped topping shown on top of cream cheese and strawberry preserve mixture.

Place ladyfingers in a small bowl and drizzle with orange juice, tossing to coat.

photo showing orange juice being poured over ladyfinger cookies in a blue ceramic bowl.

For the topping: In another bowl whisk together the rest of the whipped topping with strawberry extract. Set aside.

cool whip whipped topping and strawberry extract mixed together with a blue spoon in a white bowl.

To assemble: Spread half the cream cheese filling into the bottom of a 9×9 or 11×7 baking dish. You want a deep dish for this.

strawberry cream cheese mixture spread into the bottom of a deep white ceramic square dish.

Follow with a layer of half the lady fingers (breaking up as necessary to make the fit.)

lady fingers layered in a single row in a white baking dish.

Then add half the strawberries (with some juice) on top of lady fingers.

sliced strawberries layered evenly on top of ladyfinger layer.

Spread the rest of the cream cheese filling evenly on top of the strawberry layer.

cream cheese mixture spread on top of sliced strawberries.

Then spread half the strawberry-flavored whipped topping on top of the cream cheese layer.

whipped topping shown evenly spread on top of strawberries in a white square baking dish.

Evenly layer the rest of the lady fingers.

second layer of lady fingers shown on top of cool whip layer in a white square baking dish.

Then layer the rest of the strawberries and juice.

final layer of sliced strawberries on ladyfingers in white square dish.

Finally top with the rest of the strawberry flavored Cool Whip whipped topping. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours. Top with fresh sliced strawberries before serving.

sliced strawberry tiramisu in a white dish and cut into slices with one slice removed to show interior of dessert.

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Originally published: April 2017
Updated photos & republished: May 2021

Strawberry Tiramisu Dessert recipe from The Country Cook

Strawberry Tiramisu

No-Bake Strawberry Tiramisu dessert has layers of ladyfingers, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. It is the most perfectly fresh and easy dessert for summer!
5 from 20 votes
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients

For the strawberries:

For the filling:

  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry preserves, melted
  • 1 package lady fingers
  • ¼ cup orange juice

For the topping:

  • 16 ounce Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed divided use
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry extract
  • fresh sliced strawberries, for topping

Instructions

For the strawberries:

  • In a large bowl, add sliced strawberries, granulated sugar and lemon juice. Gently stir and set aside until juices develop.

For the filling:

  • In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and the melted strawberry preserves; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until blended and smooth.
  • Stir in one cup of the whipped dessert topping. Set aside.
  • Place ladyfingers in a small bowl and drizzle with orange juice.

For the topping:

  • In another bowl whisk together the rest of the whipped topping with strawberry extract. Set aside.

To assemble:

  • Spread half the cream cheese filling into the bottom of a 9×9 or 11×7 baking dish.
  • Follow with an even layer of half the lady fingers. Break them up as needed to make them fit.
  • Then add a layer of half the strawberries (with some juice) on top of the lady fingers.
  • Spread the rest of the cream cheese filling evenly on top of the strawberry layer.
  • Next, spread half the strawberry-flavored whipped topping on top of the cream cheese layer.
  • Evenly layer the rest of the lady fingers on top of the Cool Whip.
  • Then layer the rest of the strawberries and juice.
  • Finally, top with the rest of the strawberry flavored Cool Whip whipped topping.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or of at least 6 hours. 
  • When ready to serve, top with fresh sliced strawberries before serving.

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Notes

  • You can use blueberries, raspberries or blackberries if you prefer. I think this just might become your new favorite dessert. I know it has become mine! Just make sure you take the recipe with you when you take this dessert with you to a BBQ. Everyone is going to want the recipe!
  • The orange juice not only adds flavor to the ladyfingers but it helps to soften the cookies a bit. It doesn’t need to be fresh squeezed unless that is your preference. If you don’t want to use orange juice, you could use milk or even a vanilla flavored coffee creamer.
  • The reason for warming up the strawberry preserves is to make it thinner and easier to stir into the cream cheese mixture.
  • If you enjoy and are able to find mascarpone cheese, you can use that instead of cream cheese in this recipe.
  • This dessert needs to be kept refrigerated.
  • The tiramisu should last about 2-3 days if stored covered in the refrigerator.
  • Two (8 ounce) tubs of Cool Whip an be used instead of one large (16 ounce) tub. Cool Whip comes frozen so just make sure you give it time to thaw in the refrigerator before using. 
  • I don’t recommend freezing this dessert as the texture will be compromised when you go to defrost it when ready to eat.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Living in the UK, I have made this with both your recipe and with Mascarpone and crushed strawberry juice instead of orange. A beautiful dessert and I’ve had requests from friends to make them one. Many thanks for sharing your tasty desserts, will be trying more.

    1. Thanks so very much Steve! I am so happy you were able to make this work for you! I know the conversions can be a bit tricky sometimes. I lived and worked in the UK for about 3 years (back in the 90’s) and that was before there were recipes on the internet. I really struggled since there wasn’t Google – ha!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks so good! I will for sure make it this weekend.

    I love tiramisu of any kind, but I have never had one that is strawberries; this recipe is also easy to make, and being that its no-bake will be helpful too.

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious strawberry tiramisu. It was fresh, light, and just right for Memorial Day! Will make again.
    Couldn’t find ladyfingers so I used a hot milk cake recipe of my mom’s.

  4. 5 stars
    LADY FINGERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN MY TOWN, DO YOU THINK SLICING A SARA LEE TYPE FROZEN POUND CAKE INTO STRIPS WOULD WORK OUT?