Matcha tiramisu for two.
Or, matcha-misu. Or, match-out-i’mma-eat-all-of-it.
I was going along with our no bake summer desserts plans, and I was brainstorming recipe ideas for y’all the other day while sipping a matcha latte. And I realized the flavors of my sweet honey matcha latte should be a dessert.
I’ve been in a bit of a morning drink rut for about a year now. My beloved 3 pots of hot green tea messed with my blood sugar when I was pregnant, so I had to stop drinking it. I mean, I could have limited myself to one cup a day, but that’s not the way I work around hot tea. I’m a 1 cup or 100 cups kinda girl. All in, ya know?
So, I switched to hot lemon water for a while. Then, Earl Grey tea because the addition of coconut milk made me stop at one cup. A half-cup of coffee a few days a week was rare, but did happen. I landed on matcha a few months ago and never looked back.
Call me crazy (or another one of those people on the internet spouting poor nutrition advice), but I swear matcha gives me tons of energy without a crash later. On the days when I have coffee in the morning, I want a nap by 2pm. On matcha days, I’m too busy crossing all the things off my To Do list to think about napping. It’s magical stuff.
That said, this matcha tiramisu packs a punch. I make a matcha latte with a 1/2 teaspoon of matcha. One serving of this dessert has more than that, so consider yourself fully caffeinated after eating this.
This tiramisu recipe is about as easy as it gets. It’s probably not even technically tiramisu anymore because it lacks eggs, booze, and a proper sabayon-style sauce. It’s pretty much a stir stir stir, layer layer layer method.
I dunked the lady fingers in a honey syrup because I sweeten my matcha lattes with honey. Honey and matcha go together like you and me.
I went a little heavy on the matcha (2 teaspoons for two people), but if you’re new to the flavor, try half that. And then, when you’re a full-blown green tea addict, make it with 2 teaspoons. I’ll list the recipe with 1/ 1/2 teaspoons and meet ya in the middle, k? This is my favorite matcha.
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 8 crisp ladyfingers
- Have ready two 8-ounce serving glasses.
- In a small bowl, stir together the mascarpone and powdered sugar.
- Bring 1/4 cup of water almost to a boil, and stir in the matcha. Add the matcha slowly and whisk very, very well. No lumps!
- Add the matcha tea to the mascarpone and stir until combined.
- Meanwhile, bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in the honey. Stir until dissolved. Pour the honey syrup into a shallow bowl for dunking the ladyfingers.
- To assemble, slice the ladyfingers in half.
- Dunk each ladyfinger half in the honey syrup mixture, and place it along the edges of the glass. (See GIF for reference)
- Ad one-quarter of the mascarpone mixture.
- Layer two more lady finger halves on top.
- Top with another one-quarter of the mascarpone mixture.
- Finish with one final (third) layer of ladyfinger halves, and a small scoop of mascarpone to smooth the surface.
- Top with a dusting of matcha powder, if you dare.
- Cover and refrigerate one hour before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1088 Total Fat: 104g Saturated Fat: 56g Cholesterol: 280mg Sodium: 122mg Carbohydrates: 34g Sugar: 32g Protein: 16g