Summermisu: The Surprise Twist on a Coffee-Dipped Classic


Coffee, liqueur, and a fluffy mascarpone mix –what’s not to like about tiramisu? But in summer, I like to make a more refreshing version of this classic dessert.

The summermisu is a light and fruity flavoured option, perfect for cooling down on warm days. It still uses the same technique and similar ingredients as the original, but with a little twist –Limoncello liqueur, strawberries, and a whole lot of orange.

Read below for the no-bake, mess-free recipe!

Ingredients (makes approx. 6 individual servings):

238 grams Mascarpone cheese
473 ml (1 medium carton) whipping cream
1/2 cup and 2 tbsp sugar
1 container of strawberries
1/2 cup Limoncello liqueur
1 orange
1 package lady finger cookies


1.Whisk the whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks. Carefully fold in the mascarpone then the 1/2 cup sugar and place the mixture in the fridge.

2. In a deep dish or bowl, combine the Limoncello liqueur with the 2 tbsp sugar and grated zest and juice of 1 orange.

3. Wash and slice the strawberries.

4. To begin the layering, quickly dip the lady finger cookies in the liqueur mix and lay on the bottom of the bowls or pan you have decided to use for serving.

5. Follow with a layer of mascarpone, then strawberries. Repeat until you are out of space. Make sure that the very last layer is the mascarpone mix.

Place you summermisu in the fridge for a few hours before serving, ideally overnight.

Style is served!