Mini Green Tea Tiramisu

Spring and fall are my favorite seasons. Although the spring in New York this year is colder than usual, there are still some wonderful things I love about spring.

After a prolonged winter, the extra daylight I get from the spring is such a great blessing.  I never realized what a wonderful thing it is to be able to come out of the subway and still see the sun light on my way home. It’s also the time to get out and breathe the fresh air!

Spring is also a season of rejuvenating.  There is no other way to better start my day than passing by those blooming cherry trees every morning on my way to work. I can sense the spring when I see the green grass and dandelions and little squirrels out playing. I also know it’s the time to get those allergy medicines handy:)

My spring favorite list can go on and on but it will not end without mentioning of food.  When I think of spring food I always associate to green leafy things like bok choy, spinach, and etc. Another thing that comes up to my mind is green tea.

I love the reviving taste and health benefits of green tea. I also appreciate the culinary usage the green tea powder a.k.a. matcha (抹茶). This layered Green Tea Tiramisu is a perfect combination of matcha’s brilliant Asian essence and tiramisu’s richness. It was one of best tiramisu I’ve ever had.  Full credit goes to Alice C. who made my green tea dream come true.

Extra perk for my friends whom don’t have a kitchen in the apartment as this is recipe is completely bake-free and cook-free. If you don’t have the electric mixer, do make sure you have a good stirring spatula and plenty of arm power.

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Mini Green Tea Tiramisu – Ingredients (for 6 servings)

6 Short cakes (for the crust)

1 cup Heavy cream

16 oz Mascarpone cheese

2/3 cup sugar

2 eggs

4 tbsp Green tea powder

1/2 tsp Green tea powder mixed with ½ cup of warm milk

6 Strawberries
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Mini Green Tea Tiramisu – Step By Step

1. In an electric mixer, combine the eggs and sugar.

2. Mix the eggs and sugar until well blended

3. Add mascarpone and mix in medium speed until it becomes light and fluffy

4. With the mixer running, slowly add heavy cream. Beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form

5. Add 2 tsp of green tea powder to the mixer and mix well in low speed for 20 seconds

6. Place the shortcake in a bowl. Gently brush the green tea liquid on the top surface. Be careful not to soak the short cakes. Stop when you start seeing the liquid coming out from the short cakes.

7. Fill each bowl with cheese mixture until 1 inch below the rim. Gently tap the bowl against a hard soft surface to force the air bubbles to come out. You will see them pop.

8. Sprinkle a thin layer of green tea powder. Use a mesh filter for better result.

9. Add another layer of cheese mixture and repeat step 7 and 8. Decorate is with fruits such as nice strawberry or chocolate bar.

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What are your favorite spring dishes?

22 comments

  1. Does the tiramisu need refrigeration? I would like to make this for a party but the drive there will be an hour and half. Will the dessert be okay at room temperature for the duration of the car ride? Thanks

    • Hi Carol, thanks for checking out my blog. Yes this green tea tiramisu needs to be served chilled. If you have to keep it in the car for over an hour I’d suggest you keep it a cooler. If that’s not an option, try to chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes after you get to the party and before you serve it. Hope this answers your question!

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  3. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to
    let you know. The layout look great though!
    Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Kudos

  4. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in
    Internet explorer. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let
    you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon.
    Kudos

    • Hi Betsey, thanks for your heads up. Do you know which version of IE causes the issue? I will try to resolve the issue. Really appreciated.

  5. thanks alot for the prompt reply.

  6. where to find the shortcake crust?

    • Hi Amy,

      These crust are called short cake dessert shells. I got them from my local supermarkets. It’s available in a lot of supermarkets here in NY so I’d imagine you can find it else where in the States. Hope this helps.

  7. Love tiramisu, i will go make myself one. Do i have to put them in the refrigerator after the layers?

    • Hi Jenny, yes you do need to keep it in a refrigerator. However if you plan to finish everything in one day then you are fine leaving it out. Please let me know how it turns out!

  8. Lily is going to have a cow when i tell her about this! Green Tea + Tiramisu are like her favorite things hehe.

    • Piotr!! She had this at my place last time. Now you should get her see it and try making it at home. She can replace green tea with cocoa powder. I know you are not a big green tea fan but how about chocolate??

      • The other Lily also had a cow when she saw this! YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Alice, the tiramisu was soo yummy when i had it over at your place. I am dying to make this! i’m going to stock up on asian groceries when i come back home for a visit. =)

        • Hi Lily. you might be able to find most of the ingredients in a regular supermarket except for the matcha (green tea powder). However Amazon has a good selection of it at good price :)

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  10. Match + Tiramisu! For me there is nothing better than this. I am drooping just looking at it.

  11. I’m really grateful for the step-by-step photos!!! I love green tea everything. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I love everything green tea! Oh my. Wishing this was my Easter dessert, but someone else is bringing it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Me too! Green tea desserts are always on top of the list of my favorites. Hope you’ll enjoy our green tea tiramisu soon.

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