Red White and Blue Strawberry Tiramisu
Red White and Blue Strawberry Tiramisu is tasty light and creamy tiramisu with a summery twist! Celebrate the 4th of July deliciously when you serve this patriotic layered dessert. It’s ideal for whipping up when the weather is hot and you don’t want to preheat the oven. You’re going to love this festive no bake recipe!
Red White and Blue Strawberry Tiramisu
I love Independence Day, and not just for the fireworks! It’s the one day of the year that every grill is lit up, every neighbor is outside smiling and drinking an adult beverage, and there’s a certain excitement in the air. Oh, and it also gives me the best excuse to whip up a themed dessert!
Holidays are always a blast for me in my kitchen, and July 4th is no exception. I’ve been making this Red White and Blue Strawberry Tiramisu for years and can’t wait to whip it up yet again.
While I also like making little treats like Red White and Blue Jello Shots and Red White and Blue Popsicles, this tiramisu is the one recipe I really turn to every year as the ultimate crowd pleaser. It’s pretty to look at (and snap pictures of, of course), and it’s tasty as can be!
Key ingredients like mascarpone cheese and ladyfingers give it that signature tiramisu taste, while juicy blueberries give it a summery and patriotic twist. Plus, summer is when berries are at their ripest, so the results are always pretty perfect.
Above all else, on a big holiday like the 4th of July when I have kids running around my house, fireworks going off in my front yard, and neighbors coming over to say hi, I need a LOW STRESS recipe to help me keep my cool.
This berry tiramisu does just that! It takes only 20 minutes to whip up from start to finish and I don’t have to preheat my oven. If you’re looking for a way to get your kids involved in the kitchen, they might even like helping you layer this stunning and simple dessert!
How to Make It
- Mix the jam and liqueur. Stir the jam and orange liqueur in a small bowl to combine. Set aside.
- Make the cream. In a medium bowl, beat the mascarpone, cream, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Set aside.
- Layer the ladyfingers. Line the bottom of a 13×9 by 2-inch glass baking dish or other serving dish with half of the ladyfingers with the cut side facing up.
- Add the jam. Spread half of the jam mixture evenly over the ladyfingers.
- Finish the layering. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the jam mixture, then cover with half of the fresh strawberries. Repeat layering with the remaining ladyfingers, jam mixture, mascarpone mixture and strawberries making the top layer a combination of blueberries and strawberries.
- Chill. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Serve! Dust with the confectioners’ sugar and serve, and enjoy!
Can I make Red White and Blue Tiramisu ahead of time?
When I’m making this tiramisu, I always make it the day before! That way it has time to set in the fridge and I have even less to worry about on the holiday itself. I wouldn’t make it too far in advance, though, because the juices from the berries will release into the cream and ruin the consistency. 8-12 hours is the most it should be kept in the fridge.
Can I freeze it?
I do NOT recommend freezing this tiramisu! The berries, cream, and ladyfingers will all have a different consistency after being frozen.
On that same note, try to only use fresh, not frozen berries for this easy recipe.
This summer, use up all of your berries while they’re still fresh!
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Get the Recipe: Red White and Blue Berry Tiramisu
- 1 cup seedless strawberry preserves
- 4 tablespoons orange liqueur
- 1 pound mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 30 ladyfingers
- 3 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- Confectioners’ sugar, optional
- Stir the jam and orange liqueur in a small bowl to combine. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat the mascarpone, cream, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Do not overheat. Set aside.
- Line the bottom of a13 by 9 by 2-inch glass baking dish or other serving dish with half of the ladyfingers with the cut side facing up. Spread half of the jam mixture evenly over the ladyfingers. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the jam mixture, then cover with half of the fresh strawberries. Repeat layering with the remaining ladyfingers, jam mixture, mascarpone mixture and strawberries making the top layer a combination of blueberries and strawberries. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Dust with the confectioners’ sugar and serve.
17 Comments on “Red White and Blue Strawberry Tiramisu”
What a fun and delicious way to change up tiramisu! I love all the fruit layers!
Cream cheese and heavy cream with all the barbecue food is a heart attack waiting to happen! I.have won a contest by a no -backe sugarless cheesecake cheesecake… There is an obesity problem in the USA. Decalorize ! ! This would be just as good using fat free ricotta and fat free half and half !
Great points but everything in moderation is fine. Nobody said that you had to eat the entire bowl of dessert after your barbecue food….and not everyone stuffs themselves at barbecues with fat laden food. Some prefer grilled chicken and salad so they can save room for a sweet treat. AND fat free dairy is a chemical nightmare, I prefer to eat less and enjoy my food. Thanks for your comment, Syl!
What I did is I thinned the marcapone with some plain Greek yogurt and used stevia instead of sugar. Gave it a nice whipped airy texture.
What a cute twist on the classic! Those berries look beautiful!
UM! How patriotic of you! LOL!
This is simply beautiful! What a great addition to a fourth of july party!
THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! I want to plant my face in it – it sounds divine, great recipe!
Well, this is just plain beautiful. Tiramisu has never really tempted me, but with all that luscious fruit in it, I’m clearly going to have to re-evaluate things. 🙂
Thanks so much, Kate! It definitely is lighter and more summery than the traditional recipe.
What a gorgeous layering of ingredients in this tiramisu recipe, perfect for summer! Well done!
Thank you, Oana!
Your tiramisu looks & sounds delicious. I’d like to try making it this week for a party. I’m confused about layering the ladyfingers with the “cut side up”? Am I cutting them in half before layering?
Ladyfingers, in the package, have a round side and a flat side…I should have said “flat side up.”
Oh my goodness! This was just the most delicious dessert to finish off our All-American Bbq yesterday on the 4th of July. I forgot to pick up orange liqueur and didn’t want to go out again so I used amaretto and it was yummy! So pretty too!
I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Happy 4th of July to you and thank you for your lovely comment.