The classic Italian dessert gets a summer makeover with this perfectly sweet Berry Tiramisu! Ladyfingers are soaked in a homemade berry syrup and layered with sweet mascarpone filling. This is the perfect summer dessert to make for parties!

A slice of Berry Tiramisu on a small white plate with fresh strawberries and blueberries

Tiramisu is my most favorite dessert of all time. I love the flavors of espresso and cocoa with creamy sweet mascarpone cheese. I had an overabundance of berries in my fridge last week and wanted to use them up in a summery-dessert and it hit me that a berry tiramisu would be so perfect as a simple no-bake dessert.

Overhead photo of berry tiramisu in a white square dish with fresh berries on top

This Berry Tiramisu uses the same classic mascarpone filling, but instead of dipping the ladyfingers in coffee, you will dip them in an easy homemade mixed berry syrup. I also added in layers of sliced strawberries and blueberries (you can also do raspberries and blackberries) and this is truly the yummiest dessert that is great for bringing to your 4th of July and summer celebrations!

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • granulated sugar
  • berries of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries) and lots of them! You will need them for the syrup and for layering in the dessert!
  • mascarpone cheese
  • heavy whipping cream
  • powdered sugar
  • ladyfingers

Berry Tiramisu on a white plate with fresh blueberries and strawberries

Recipe Tips and Suggestions:

  • You can use an any assortment of your preferred berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and/or raspberries – I like having a combo of red and blue for the 4th of July/summer colors so I did strawberries, blueberries, and some raspberries in my syrup and strawberries and blueberries in the tiramisu.
  • Like traditional tiramisu, this version is also make ahead! Prep the night before you plan to serve it or allow at least 4-6 hours for the tiramisu to chill and set in the fridge before you slice it up.
  • I highly recommend using the harder ladyfingers you find in the cookie aisle over the softer ones you might see in the bakery of your local grocery store. The softer ones just get too soggy, in my humble opinion, but they do still work.
  • Related to the above, if you do end up using the softer ones, you might consider not soaking them as much in the berry syrup as you might the harder ladyfingers.
  • Also keep in mind that the berry syrup also requires some time to cool before you dip the ladyfingers.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled for a 9×13 baking dish if you need to serve a crowd.
  • If desired, you can sprinkle chopped nuts or coconut on top.

Berry Tiramisy slice with lots of fresh strawberries around the plate

Craving more N0-Bake Summer Desserts? Check these out!

No-Bake Banana Split Dessert

No-Bake Key Lime Pies

Mini Lemon Mascarpone Fruit Pies

Mini Tiramisu Trifles

A slice of Berry Tiramisu on a small white plate with fresh strawberries and blueberries
Yield: 8 servings

Berry Tiramisu

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Berry Tiramisu - The classic dessert gets a summer makeover! Ladyfingers are soaked in a homemade berry syrup and layered with sweet mascarpone and fresh sliced berries!


For the berry syrup:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed berries (see note)

For the tiramisu:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • berry syrup (see above)
  • 1 package ladyfingers
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced berries


  1. Prepare the berry syrup. Add the water and granulated sugar to a saucepan and stir until the sugar dissolves. Heat over medium heat. Add about 1 1/2 cups of berries (I did 1/2 cup each of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries).
  2. Bring to a light boil and lower heat to medium low. Let lightly boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain and set syrup aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. Beat the cream until stiff peaks form. Add in the mascarpone cheese and beat until blended. Set aside.
  4. Get an 8x8 baking dish. Dip half of the ladyfingers into the berry syrup and layer to the bottom of the baking dish. Take about 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture and spread over the lady fingers. Then add a single layer of sliced strawberries and other berries of your choice. Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers and top with the remaining mascarpone mixture. Cover the dish with foil and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Before serving, garnish with fresh berries on top. Slice and serve!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 4g
Berry Tiramisu