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Green Tea Tiramisu

Green Tea Tiramisu

Oh, August. it’s a love/hate relationship. I love that my darling son was born, and made me a mommy in August. I hate the heat, humidity, mosquitoes. I actually cut off all my hair. All of it. I’ve got short hair now. Believe it. I love it.


As I mentioned, my little guy was born in the month of August on the same day as his Grammy. We celebrated a double surprise birthday party this weekend, and whew – I’m exhausted! With temps in the 90s and humidity in the 80th percentile, I’m sure I smelled great too.

Green Tea Tiramisu

My husband and I went to Target this weekend and he asked me if I would like something from Starbucks. I don’t make Starbucks part of my daily routine. Heck, I don’t even make it part of my weekend routine. I decided to try something I never had before: a green tea latte. I’m not quite sure why I ordered a warm latte in the middle of a heat wave, but boy did it hit the spot!

Green Tea Tiramisu

As much as I love baking, I love cool desserts in the summer. I was so happy I came across this fresh take on Tiramisu. Instead of using coffee, this recipe uses matcha powder. So delicious and pretty to boot? I’ll take it! The best part: you can make this ahead. In fact, you should make it ahead, it needs some time to chill.

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Green Tea Tiramisu

Green Tea Tiramisu

Green Tea Tiramisu


    For the Custard:
  1. • 6 egg yolks
  2. • 3/4 cup white sugar
  3. • 1/2 cup milk
  4. • 16 oz mascarpone cheese
  5. • 1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream
  6. • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  8. • An additional ½ cup of matcha powder for dusting.
  9. For the Lady Fingers:
  10. • 2 packets of Trader Joe's lady fingers
  11. • 1 cup boiling water
  12. • 1/2 cup sugar
  13. • 1 tbsp matcha powder


    For the Custard:
  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat milk until steaming.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks with sugar and matcha powder.
  3. When the milk begins to steam, slowly temper the egg yolks by adding ¼ cup of milk and whisk. Add the rest of the milk and whisk until combined.
  4. Mix in mascarpone cheese and set aside.
  5. Using a stand mixer, whip heavy cream with vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gently fold mascarpone matcha mixture into the whipped cream, a little bit at a time. Set aside.
  7. For the Lady Fingers:
  8. In a bowl, combine boiling water, ¼ cup sugar and 1 tbsp matcha. Stir until dissolved.
  9. Taking one lady finger at a time, dip into Matcha mixture.
  10. Continue to dip lady fingers and line in a row at bottom of glass dish (you can either do individual dishes as pictured or in a larger dish).
  11. Add a thin layer of the macarpone matcha cream on top and dust with more matcha powder. Continue to layer until it reaches the top of baking dish.
  12. Dust the top with matcha powder.
  13. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.


  1. Kate says

    Wow, that looks amazing! That must be so cool and refreshing during such a hot summer. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Chanel van Reenen says

    These look delicious! Where did you get those little glass jars?

  3. Caytee Chapman says

    Oh man, green tea is my favorite and I have loved Tiramisu since I was a little kid. I will definitely be making this!

  4. Danielle Davidson says

    Wow, this sounds like it would be awesome! I love green tea, so I’m going to have to try this out!

  5. Pinning this for later!!! I love green tea and Tiramisu! I need someone to make this for me ASAP;)

  6. Jennifer Panehal-Pelayo says

    This sounds incredible! I devour tiramisu when all possible, this has stepped it up a notch! OH BOY!

  7. Kaleigh Bulone says

    I am a green tea fanatic so i definitely need to try this!

  8. Jessica Kromer says

    I’m sitting over here drooling now, and wishing I could taste one of these suckers. I love your photos of the cooking process and the cute jars the tiramisu are in. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Alfa Sengupta says

    Oh jeez! I love green tea and I love tiramisu. I’m pretty sure I’m giving this recipe a try pretty soon! YUM.

  10. The Gilded Wife says

    Oh my goodness! I didn’t even know this was a thing and so appreciative of this recipe! I’m a fan of both and this looks simply divine, Miri! Yum!

  11. Melissa says

    I LOVE tiramisu and I love this twist on it. I will be trying this for sure. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Angela says

    We are huge fans of tiramisu at my house. I also love matcha! This sounds like the perfect dessert!

  13. Rachel Catherine says

    This sounds interesting. I love normal tiramisu but I’m luke warm on green tea and I’ve not had macha yet. It’s beautiful and bright though. I love the presentation!

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