Strawberry Limoncello Tiramisu: the delicious tiramisu recipe made without coffee

Total time: 20 Min + Chilling time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist

Tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian and is a deliciously indulgent dessert. It’s usually made from espresso-soaked finger biscuits and then layered with mascarpone cream. It’s rich and indulgent.

This Strawberry Limoncello Tiramisu is a twist on the classic coffee tiramisu. It’s an easy dessert recipe that adds limoncello to strawberry tiramisu instead of coffee. Because it does not contain any coffee, it’s perfect for caffein-sensitive individuals. Because it’s lighter than a traditional tiramisu, it makes a great dessert for summer and spring.

The dessert comes together very quickly and it’s easy to make. It makes a beautiful dessert and will impress even the pickiest guest.

Strawberry Limoncello Tiramisu Ingredients

Strawberries – use fresh, ripe strawberries.

Sugar – use granulated sugar.

Custard – use store-bought custard or make your own.

Mascarpone – use full fat for best results.

Whipping cream – use full fat for best results.

Ladyfingers – these are long, absorbent biscuits also known as savoiardi; don’t substitute for another biscuit.

Limoncello – an Italian lemon liqueur.

How To Make Strawberry Limoncello Tiramisu

Prepare the strawberries by cutting them into slices. Whisk the mascarpone and the sugar until smooth, then mix with the custard and whipping cream until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and set aside.

Mix the limoncello with the water, then dip the biscuits in the limoncello mixture. Place them side by side on a plate. Use a piping bag to pipe the cream on top of the biscuits. Arrange strawberries on top. Repeat with another layer.


For a lighter option, feel free to use Greek yogurt as a substitute for mascarpone.

Instead of limoncello, you can use you can also use rum, Grand Marnier, and Kahlua. For an alcohol-free version, use lemon syrup. You can also substitute the lemon syrup for another sweet syrup.

Using frozen strawberries is not recommended as it will make the dessert very soggy. You can, however, substitute it with other fresh berries.

How To Store Strawberry Limoncello Tiramisu

The Strawberry Limoncello Tiramisu can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 4 days.

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Cut strawberries into pieces.

Whisk the mascarpone and sugar in a bowl.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the whipping cream, add the custard, then the mascarpone and sugar.

Whisk until smooth.

Mix the limoncello and the water in a bowl.

Dip biscuits in a mixture of water and limoncello. Arrange them on a plate.

Using a piping bag, pipe the cream on top of the biscuits.

Arrange strawberries on it. Repeat with another layer.

Serve and enjoy!

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