Tiramisu is one of our favorite sweet tooth bites. If you are not a big fan of matcha you can also find the traditional coffee tiramisu recipe here. We love it because it is not too sweet, not too bitter, and slightly alcoholic. While searching for inspiration and looking at all the incredible photos of tiramisu prepared with green tea I decided to come up with my version of Green Tea Matcha Banana Tiramisu. I think green tea nicely balances the sweetness from cookies and banana, while almond milk adds a slightly nutty flavor and finally rum gives it the proper kick. It is so incredibly creamy and delicious that after you take the first bite you wont stop until it is all gone.
- Matcha Powder (learn more)
- 3 Eggs
- 2 Mascarpone Cheeses
- 6 TBS of Brown Sugar (for a healthier option use honey or coconut sugar)
- 1 Pack Ladyfingers Cookies
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1/3 Cup Rum
- Wooden Spoon or Spatula
- Whisker or Hand Mixer
- 2 Medium Size Bowls
- Serving Cup, Jar, Bowl or Glass
1. Step One: Make Mascarpone Egg Cream for Green Tea Matcha Banana Tiramisu
Start with separating egg whites from yolks. Beat egg whites into a thick foam and set aside. Then mix 6 TBS of sugar with egg yolks and beat into airy and light cream. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix mascarpone cheese with egg yolk cream. When smooth and consistent gently stir in egg white foam.
2. Step Two: Matcha Dip
In a medium bowl combine 1/3 cup rum and 1 cup almond milk. Add 2 – 3 TSP of matcha powder. Use whisker and whisk until matcha gets dissolved.
3. Step Three: Dip Ladyfingers Into Matcha Dip
One by one dip ladyfingers into matcha dip. Make sure you turn them around so they get juice in on both sides. Don’t leave them in the matcha dip for too long, they might become too soft and start breaking apart. Let each cookie soak for about 3 seconds on each side then place it into the serving bowl.
4. Step Four: Create Layers of Ladyfingers, Cream, and Banana
After first layer of ladyfingers soften in matcha dip it’s time for a layer of green tea cream. Divide mascarpone cream into two parts and dye one green with matcha powder. Add approximately 5 TBS of matcha or more if you prefer greener color of the cream. If you are using unsweetened matcha it is a good idea to also add 5 TBS of powdered sugar, so the cream doesn’t taste too bitter. Spread green matcha cream over the first layer of ladyfingers, then cover it with slices of banana. Now apply another layer of ladyfingers, that have been soaked in the matcha dip. Finally spread the white mascarpone cream on top and sprinkle with some matcha powder. Decorate with some remaining ladyfingers.