Nothing screams summer like fresh strawberries and cream. But no matter what season it is, strawberry desserts are wonderful all year round!
Sweet, juicy, and so colorful, strawberries can be an impressive addition to, or better yet, the star of a dish.
Whether fresh or frozen, sliced or baked, strawberries are so versatile and are always a crowd-pleaser.
If your mouth is already watering at the thought of a strawberry cobbler or a fresh tart, just wait until you check out these 13 strawberry desserts. They’re simply to die for!
Cheesecake is one of those perfect things in life that is made even better with a good topping.
The best part of this dessert is that you can use either fresh or frozen strawberries, so it can be made year-round.
Plus, adding a sweet and colorful strawberry topping is not only delicious but (a little) healthier than lashings of chocolate!
Try changing up which cookies you use to give this creamy and light cheesecake a slightly unique flavor. I think crushed ginger snaps would be a great flavor combination.
If I worried you before by suggesting you should pick strawberries over chocolate, don’t fret. I have you covered with this beautifully balanced mousse cake.
With the crunchy Oreo crust and silky smooth chocolate mousse, it’s hard to stick to just one slice.
The fresh strawberries inside provide a little sweetness to balance out all that chocolate, along with a nice pop of color.
And if that’s not enough, this mousse cake is topped with an ultra-luxurious chocolate ganache for an extra chocolate kick.
With just a 10-minute prep time, the worst part will be waiting for the mousse to set before digging in.
If you’ve never made homemade biscuits before, trust me when I tell you, now is the time.
These biscuits come together with just four easy steps. When baked in a snug little group, they’ll rise to provide a light and fluffy base for your shortcake.
Don’t forget the sugar on top for a lovely little bit of crunch.
The combination of warm biscuits with a juicy strawberry filling and a dollop of whipped cream will leave you feeling like a Southern Belle.
You need not worry about tempering eggs to have delicious and creamy homemade ice cream. This recipe has just six ingredients and is easy enough to make with kids.
Blitzed, sweetened strawberries are the base for this sweet and simple dessert.
Combine puréed strawberries with heavy cream, milk, vanilla, and a little salt, before adding the mixture into an ice cream maker.
In just 30 minutes, you’ll have a soft and perfectly pale pink sweet treat.
If you’re looking for something that travels well, is easy to make, and combines all the goodness of strawberries and cream into one bite, these cookies are a must-try.
Use cold butter in your cookie dough to make the cookies extra tender and biscuit-like.
If you have a little trouble incorporating the chopped strawberries, don’t be afraid to add them at the end once you have formed your cookie dough balls.
Cobbler is one of those desserts that is so simple to make, but is always a favorite.
This kid-friendly dish is another strawberry option that will come together fast.
If you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, you can make the cobbler top without a mixer.
Because of its rustic look, you can even have the kids help with topping the fruit filling.
Try experimenting with additional fruits to keep this dessert fresh and different every time. I love to add peaches or apples for a slightly different take.
If you’re feeling a little indulgent, try sprinkling some chocolate chips in before adding the cobbler top.
This recipe will give you a cake bursting with strawberry flavor by incorporating an easy-to-make strawberry compote into the batter.
Adding cream cheese to the strawberry frosting helps to cut down on the sweetness without taking away from the fresh fruity flavor.
For some added pops of color, mix in some finely chopped strawberries that will fleck through the frosting for a lovely red and pink finish.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect topping for your homemade strawberry cake or just a simple and elegant sweet treat, you really can’t go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries.
Be sure to use high-quality chocolate, as cheaper chocolate will not melt right and can leave an uneven finish.
Also be sure to use the freshest strawberries that are undamaged and completely dry.
Want to take it up another level? Try striping your chocolate covered strawberries with a little white chocolate, or sprinkling them with chopped nuts.
Brownies are such a family favorite and are just as good solo as with a topping. If you’re looking for a way to up your brownie game, this recipe is for you.
It’s as simple as baking a batch of brownies and topping it with as many strawberries as possible. Then top them with a generous helping of chocolate ganache. That’s it!
These sweet little truffles are made with dehydrated strawberries, to really pack in as much flavor as possible.
You can find dehydrated strawberries in most major grocery stores or online.
Making this dessert really couldn’t be any easier. It calls for store-bought cookies, cream cheese, chocolate, and strawberries. It can be made in less than 10 minutes.
If white chocolate is a little too sweet for you, dip them in dark chocolate for a richer bite.
Is there anything easier than store-bought, ready-to-go pie crusts?
Pastry can be a tricky thing, even for seasoned bakers. Have you ever tried making a flaky pastry? It’s not easy.
The star of this pie is the filling, but if you want to make your own pie crust, more power to you!
Still, the real reason people will come back for more is the insanely good combination of sweet strawberries and slightly sour rhubarb.
With a crisp base and smooth vanilla pastry cream, this tart is perfected by adding fresh sliced strawberries.
Top it with a simple glaze for shine, or some chocolate shavings for an extra little indulgence.
If you want to make this tart ahead of time, be sure to brush the pastry case with white or dark chocolate to prevent the pastry cream from soaking in and softening the case.
Looking for something out of the box?
This unusual dessert is packed with strawberry cheesecake before being fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar.
If that’s not enough, try drizzling some melted chocolate or Nutella over the top for even more flavor.
Sure, apple crisp is a classic and beloved dessert. But have you ever tried strawberry crisp? Instead of being spiced and tart, this twisted recipe is sweet and juicy.
You’ll use fresh strawberries in this, which means there will be a lot of excess moisture. That’s why there’s a decent amount of cornstarch in the filling.
The top will turn golden and crunchy as it bakes, while the fruity filling will thicken up and turn jam-like.
When it starts to bubble up at the sides, it will be all you can do to not dig right in.
If you’re ever in need of a last-minute sweet treat, these oatmeal bars will be your saving grace.
The base is like a thick and chewy oatmeal cookie, while the middle is sweet and super fruity.
To make these crumble bars extra decadent, try scattering over some dark chocolate chips as it comes out of the oven.
Also, you can use any fruit you want in this, be it blueberries or rhubarb. Just keep in mind that if you use frozen fruits, you’ll need to let them thaw and drain first.
I don’t know what I love more about this recipe: that stunning pink hue or the insanely delicious strawberry flavor.
There are many great recipes out there for milkshakes, and if you need it to be ice cream-free, this one is extra tasty.
But for the most authentic taste and texture, you need a few scoops of dreamy vanilla ice cream.
And not just any vanilla ice cream, either! Spending a few extra dollars on a good brand will make a world of difference, I promise.
The real beauty of a trifle is in its layers, and to show off those layers, you need a classic trifle dish.
It may seem extra at first, but after you see your family’s eyes pop out of their heads, you’ll be making trifles all the time. Plus, it’s excellent for a fruit dish too.
When making trifle, it’s a good idea to have at least three distinct layers.
In this case, you’ll have store-bought pound cake, instant vanilla pudding with Cool Whip, and, of course, vibrant chopped strawberries. How amazing do they look against the glass?
Move over, blueberry; there’s a new fruit scone in town!
I’m sure you’ve had (and made) blueberry scones in the past, and they’re always delicious. But I’ve really fallen for these strawberry beauties this summer.
I just love the red color against the lightly golden scone and that some of the fruit will roast a little in the oven, which boosts the flavor even more.
If you’re a cookie lover, it only stands to reason that you go nuts over blondies. What are they, if not ultra-thick and chewy cookies, after all?
You’re probably used to the classic chocolate chip, or maybe white chocolate and macadamia nut blondies.
But get ready to have your socks knocked off.
These are ridiculously tasty. Not only are they loaded with lemon juice, diced strawberries, and white chocolate chips, they also have a striking lemon and strawberry glaze to boot!
Strawberry cake can be quite tricky, and a lot of the time, it comes out dense and flavorless.
Luckily, Sally did her research and came up with a light and fluffy strawberry cupcake that isn’t just pink; it actually tastes like strawberries too.
To get that tender crumb we all love, you’ll be using whipped egg whites and a clever DIY cake flour mix of all-purpose flour and cornstarch.
As for the frosting, to get that bright color and intense strawberry flavor, you’ll need to get some freeze-dried strawberries.
They’re available in most stores, and you can even find them pre-blitzed to save you a little time.
When I get a craving for strawberries and buttery pastry, I don’t always have the time (or patience) to make a big old pie.
Also, I love the firm texture of a fresh and juicy strawberry. That’s why this no-bake pie is the perfect middle ground.
Ok, so it’s not 100% no-bake. You’ll need to bake the pie crust or use a store-bought Graham Cracker crust.
For the filling, be sure to keep those berries away from the heat! You want them to keep their texture, even after they get covered in strawberry jello.
If you want this a bit creamier, try folding through some Cool Whip.
Strawberry shortcake is usually made with a biscuit, scone, or cake and topped with fresh berries and whipped cream. This Bisquick recipe is my favorite.
In this case, you’ll use pound cake because it has a firmer texture, and you can cut it into perfect little cubes.
Strawberry ice cream will obviously enhance the flavor, but vanilla would work, too, since you’ll be pouring over those incredible berries anyway.
Just remember that the strawberries need at least 30 minutes to macerate (sit in sugar to help release the juices).
When they’re in season, I go crazy for fresh berries, and I just love finding new and fun ways to cook with them.
That said, when the weather is this hot, all I can handle is a no-bake dessert.
The filling is a blend of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Dream Whip, which is like instant Cool Whip. It comes in a packet like pudding, and you need to whip it up with milk and vanilla.
The strawberry layer is a lot like the fresh strawberry pie filling above in that you’ll need to make a quick strawberry sauce and then fold through chopped berries when it’s cooled.
I know what you’re thinking, and no, this is not a dessert with coffee and strawberry. Phew!
But it is a sweet little twist on a classic Italian treat.
Instead of coffee, you’ll dip the ladyfingers into a mixture of strawberry preserves, water, and balsamic vinegar. You won’t taste the vinegar, but the acidity will enhance the sweetness.
You’ll also make a sensational mascarpone filling with mascarpone cheese, cream, sugar, and vanilla. It’s just as tasty, but there are no raw eggs in this recipe.
Assemble it in the same way you would a standard tiramisu, only I would serve this baby with a glass of prosecco instead of coffee.
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