Green Tea (Matcha) Tiramisu


  • 1 1/8 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 7 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 7 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tablespoons matcha green tea powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar for dusting (optional)
  • 3 strawberries, sliced


Stir graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together in a bowl until moistened; press crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of a 7-inch round springform pan. Place pan in refrigerator until cold, about 20 minutes.

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Beat cream cheese and 6 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth; beat in mascarpone cheese. Stir 3 tablespoons green tea powder into cheese mixture.

Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.

Stir gelatin into warm water in a small bowl until dissolved. Stir gelatin mixture into cream cheese mixture; pour mixture over refrigerated graham cracker crust. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, at least 4 hours.

Dust top of tiramisu with green tea powder and confectioners' sugar; decorate with sliced strawberries.