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Recipe: Delcado Avocado, White Chocolate & Matcha Tiramisu

National Dessert Day is on Saturday 14 October, try this delicious spin on the classic tiramisu. This vibrant Delcado Avocado, White Chocolate and Matcha Tiramisu will add a little luxe to your festivities at home. Filled with matcha-soaked biscuits and deliciously creamy Delcado white chocolate mousse, this simple and stunning dessert is set to be the star of the show over summer.

Serves: 6
Prep time: 30 minutes, plus overnight chilling

4 Delcado avocados
200g white chocolate
700ml thickened cream
1 tsp vanilla paste
Zest & juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp matcha
24 Savioardi (ladyfinger biscuits)
1/3 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp milk


  1. In a small pan, heat 200ml of the cream to scalding. Make sure not to boil it.

  2. Place the white chocolate into a bowl, pour over the hot cream and stir to make a smooth mixture. Chill overnight.

  3. Place the white chocolate cream into a mixer with whisk attachment and add the remaining cream. Whisk to soft peaks and set aside in the fridge.

  4. Spoon the Delcado flesh into a blender along with the vanilla, lemon zest and juice, maple syrup and blend to a smooth puree. Gently fold this through the whipped white chocolate cream until thoroughly incorporated.

  5. In a bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp of matcha with 2 cups of just boiled water.

  6. Working with one Savioardi at a time, very quickly dip it into the matcha liquid, making sure you don’t over-soak it, and place it onto the base of your serving dish. Repeat until you’ve covered the base of the dish with a single layer of soaked biscuits.

  7. Spoon over half the Delcado white chocolate mousse and smooth out evenly. Sprinkle over a little matcha using a small fine sieve, then create another layer with the remaining Savioardi dipped in matcha. Cover with the remaining mousse, then chill for at least 1-2 hours to let it set.

  8. To serve, dust the top with another layer of matcha using a fine sieve.

  9. Optional – create a matcha icing by combining the icing sugar, milk and 1 tsp matcha. Serve in a small bowl, to drizzle over your tiramisu.

Tips: Delcados are the ideal choice for this dessert. Their smooth, buttery texture and nutty flavour makes for a perfectly creamy white chocolate mousse.

You can also create individual serves by layering directly into glasses or jars, instead of one large bowl.

Created by Tom Walton for Delcado