Spring = strawberries = super yummy!! It’s as easy as that, right? To celebrate spring, we made this easy vegan tiramisu with strawberries, which I just had to share with you guys!
You won’t believe this tiramisu is totally sugar-free, made with healthy ingredients, and packed with nutrients. Plus it’s completely raw, gluten-free, and insanely delicious and creamy.
The best thing is you only need four main ingredients to make this vegan tiramisu: Cashews, almonds, dates, and of course strawberries. I also added some coconut milk, and topped it off with cocoa powder and some dark chocolate. I didn’t add any kind of sweetener because the dates and the strawberries already make it pretty sweet by themselves. But if you want it to be even sweeter, you could of course also add some agave or maple syrup.
For the base, I used almonds and dates, which is actually pretty similar to the crust of my vegan mini strawberry cheesecakes I made last spring.
This was actually one of the very first recipes I posted on Vegan Heaven. Can’t believe it’s almost a year!! Time seriously flies by. I’ve had so much fun writing this blog, cooking all these recipes, and taking pictures of them over the last year. And the best thing is that I got to know so many awesome people!! I just love reading your comments and seeing all your Vegan Heaven creations on Instagram!
But well, back to the vegan tiramisu. All you have to do is blend the almonds and the dates together in a food processor until they form a sticky mass. Don’t blend them for too long. You want it to be sticky, but still a bit crunchy, so you get some nice texture.
Next is the “mascarpone” layer, for which I used soaked cashews and some coconut milk. The first layer is just cashews and coconut and then for the second layer I added some strawberries. The red layer in between is strawberry sauce. It’s just blended strawberries, no sugar or anything needed! It’s so delicious and sweet just by itself.
You actually don’t need a Vitamix for this vegan tiramisu. We have an OmniBlend V and it worked just great. It actually didn’t take much longer than a minute to blend the nuts into a creamy mixture. When I first had vegan cheesecake with cashews, I seriously couldn’t believe that nuts could make such a creamy texture. Cashews have become a staple in our kitchen and I use them a lot for vegan desserts and creamy “cheese” sauces (for example for these vegan mac and cheese with peas and mushrooms).
If you give this vegan tiramisu with strawberries a try, let me know how you liked it! :-)
As always, I love hearing from you guys! Have a great and sunny week! xx
Vegan Tiramisu with Strawberries
For the base:
- 1/4 cup dates
- 1/4 cup almonds
For the "mascarpone" layer:
- 1 cup cashews, soaked for about 2 hours
- 1/4 cup very thick coconut milk (full fat)
- 6 strawberries
For the strawberry sauce:
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- First make the strawberry sauce. Blend 1/2 cup of strawberries until they form a creamy sauce and set aside.
- Then make the "cookie" base. Blend the almonds and the dates together in a food processor until they form a sticky mass. Don't blend them for too long. You want it to be sticky, but still a bit crunchy, so you get some nice texture. Divide the mixture evenly into two dessert glasses, pressing it into the bottom of the glas using your fingers.
- Next is the "mascarpone" layer. Put the cashews and the coconut milk in a blender and process until smooth. Then put about half of it on the "cookie" base (this will be the white layer). Freeze the glasses for about 15 minutes (maybe a bit longer if you want the layers to be more accurate).
- Then add the strawberries and blend again for a minute until the mixture becomes lightly pink. First put a thin layer of strawberry sauce on the first "mascarpone"/ cashew layer and freeze again for another 15 minutes. Then add the second, pink layer.
- Top it off with some cacao, some dark chocolate, strawberries, and blueberries. Enjoy!
I love how easy these are to make, yet very elegant and healthy too. Awesome!
Kelly @ TastingPage
Yay for sugar free and vegan. This looks like the perfect summer treat!
It really is perfect for spring and summer, Kelly! Easy and delicious. :-)
Simple sumptuous cooking
This tiramisu looks very beautiful and so tempting! This is perfect to celebrate any occasion. And happy blog anniversary to you:) Good luck!
Thanks for the compliment! :-)
Anjali @ Vegetarian Gastronomy
Wow!! Love the flavors that went into this. Beautiful pictures and I love that the ingredients are so simple and easy to make! Nice add-in with the strawberries into the moscarpone! Congrats on 1 year!
Thanks, Anjali! :-)
The Food Hunter
I love how you showcase this dessert in cups!
So glad you like it! I just love these little dessert glasses! :-)
Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen
This looks soo gorgeous and I love how simple it is!
Thanks, Ceara! :-)
Mel @ avirtualvegan.com
This is one gorgeous looking dessert and sounds totally delicious. Perfect for the start of the berry season. Happy blogiversary!
Thanks, Mel! I’m sooo glad spring is finally here with all these delicious berries, radishes, and asparagus! :-)
I can’t believe such a lovely dessert is so healthy and made with only five ingredients.
Glad you like it, Alisa! :-)
This looks so good! Congratulations on your blogaversary!
Thanks, Becky! :-)
Oh my gosh, this looks so fresh and delicious!
Linda @ Veganosity
Congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary. This is certainly the perfect dessert to celebrate it. Tiramisu is one of my all time favorite desserts. I so love that you made it vegan.
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
There are so many things blowing my mind right now I don’t even know where to start! First of all, you’ve only been blogging for a year? And your photos are this spectacular?? Wow! Secondly, you just made the fruitiest tiramisu and I love you for that <3 And it looks so complicated with all those layers but I scroll down and the ingredient list is so short :o Gahh I just love everything about this!!
These are stunning! I’m amazed at how few ingredients there are…so easy! Must try!
Aimee / Wallflower Kitchen
Wow! These look so neat and perfect and sound DELICIOUS! I love that there is only a few ingredients too :-) Pinned!
Thank you for the recipe. I just made them and while they looked lovely they were a tab bland. I intend to attempt the following enhancements next time:
1) Add vanilla for the white and pink layers
2) Make the strawberry layer much larger
Hopefully that will add a bit of flavor. Cashew/coconut milk just isn’t sweet enough…
Thanks for your comment. For us it was actually sweet enough with the strawberry sauce and the fresh strawberries on top. Plus we really liked the coconut flavor. But of course you could also add some agave or maple syrup to make it a bit sweeter. Vanilla also sounds like a great idea. :-)
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
And GF? I don’t need anymore convincing ;)