Strawberries scream summer, and they are undeniably a staple of the hotter months, But whether eaten alone or prepared in a delectable fresh strawberry dessert, they’re perfect all year round. Sweet, tangy, and full of endless possibilities, strawberries are one of the best ingredients to include in a dessert.
They provide a fruity, juicy element to any dish and bring all of their incredible flavors to any dessert they’re used in.
If you’re trying to think of some strawberry dessert recipes to help you make some of the most popular strawberry desserts.
1. Strawberry Cookies
Strawberries are great. Cookies are great. Chocolate is great. So, of course, these strawberry and white chocolate cookies are incredibly tasty.
These cookies are just the right balance of sweet and chocolatey, and they come out looking so cute! These gooey, chocolate and strawberry cookies are perfect for a party, a picnic, or just to take in your work lunches.
Add in extra white chocolate chips fresh out of the oven for a store-bought, perfect appearance. You could even melt a bit of white chocolate and drizzle it over the cookies for that extra chocolatey goodness.
2. Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
With three tasty layers, this strawberry pretzel dessert is absolutely divine. The creamy whipped layer complements the incredible crunchy pretzel layer. It is already a match made in heaven; now, it makes it better by adding a gorgeous layer of strawberry jelly.
The texture explosion is incredible, and the mixture of buttery pretzel flavors with the cream cheese and strawberry makes it one of the best melt-in-the-mouth easy strawberry desserts.
If you want more strawberry flavor, add a simple strawberry coulis over your pretzel dessert for an extra tanginess with your sweet strawberries and pretzel dessert!
3. Strawberry Danish Dessert
This is one of the more unique strawberry desserts. It is super easy to make and is incredibly versatile.
Use it to top a cake, cheesecake, or shortbread, or just indulge yourself and eat it on its own – whichever way you fancy it, this Danish strawberry dessert is sweet, tangy, juicy, and all-around tasty.
If you plan on using Danish dessert as a pie or tart filling, reduce the water you use in the recipe for the perfect thick filling. It’s best to use around 1 ¾ cups of water rather than 2 cups for pie or cake fillings.
4. Strawberry Cheesecake
Strawberry cheesecake is one of the most classic strawberry dessert ideas. Cheesy, creamy, tangy, and sweet, this strawberry dessert is ideal for the summer.
Serve it up after a BBQ or at the end of a dinner party for a truly astonishing dessert. All of your friends will be begging for the recipe in no time at all.
For the cream cheese filling, mixing the soft cheese with vanilla, a bit of lemon zest, flour and eggs make a perfect firm yet fluffy cheesecake. This recipe makes the kind of cheesecake that melts in your mouth yet holds itself strong when taken out of the cake or pie tin.
5. Fresh Strawberry Cake
When it comes to desserts to make with strawberries, this one really takes the cake. It’s hard to go wrong with a soft sponge and fresh fruit; they’re just two classic dessert staples that blend so well with one another.
This fresh strawberry cake is an example of precisely that. With a soft, fluffy vanilla sponge and juicy fresh strawberries, this strawberry dessert should be your go-to dessert recipe for any occasion.
Serve this cake with cream or a tangy strawberry coulis if you want to elevate and expand on those flavors even further.
Or, if you’re a purist, serve the delicious sponge alone and enjoy the crust created by the sugar on top of the beautifully baked sponge and fruit.
6. Strawberry Pie
If you’ve found yourself thinking about what to make with strawberries, or you’re looking to make some tasty desserts with strawberries, then this recipe is a great place to start.
Packed full of flavor and strawberry goodness, this strawberry pie is iconic. It is perfect for a sweet treat at the end of a meal, especially if you’ve got guests over that you want to impress.
Whilst this recipe tastes complicated and will certainly suitably astonish guests, it is actually incredibly easy to make. With minimal ingredients and a relatively short preparation, you’ll be able to enjoy your day without spending it slaving away in the kitchen.
7. Strawberry Tart
Perhaps one of the more challenging strawberry dessert recipes, this strawberry tart is everything you could want from a fresh strawberry dessert. With creamy creme patisserie, tasty, crumbly pastry, and juicy fresh strawberries, this tangy tart is really one for your recipe books.
Make this tart in a large tart dish and serve at a dinner party or gathering – the appearance of the tart with all the strawberries on top makes for a divinely decorative and easily shareable fresh strawberry dessert.
8. Slab Strawberry Shortcake
Who doesn’t love strawberry shortcake? This dish is the perfect shared dessert. It’s simple, tasty, and not too heavy, making it perfect for the summer months.
Bring this along to a cookout, garden party, or BBQ and watch it become an instant hit. With soft shortcake, delicately whipped cream, and strawberries, it’s no surprise that this is on a list of the best strawberry desserts!
If you want to spice up your strawberry shortcake, add other fresh berries to the top for even more flavor and fruity goodness.
9. Strawberry Pretzel Salad
This is the strawberry dessert for anyone who is not a huge fan of sickly sweet food. The tanginess and sweetness of the strawberries are balanced in this dish by the saltiness of the pretzels.
The two flavors come together to create a lovely mixture of sweet and savory, made that bit sweeter by the whipped cream cheese topping.
As if that weren’t enough reason to add this to your list of strawberry dessert recipes, this strawberry pretzel salad is also a texture explosion.
The crunchiness of the pretzels contrasts with the smooth, creaminess of the whipped layer, and then there’s the juiciness of the fresh strawberries.
10. Strawberry Cake
Many strawberry desserts rely on artificial strawberry flavoring, but not this one. Fluffy and full of flavor, this strawberry cake takes all of its flavors from actual strawberries.
Using a strawberry reduction, this gorgeous pastel pink sponge cake manages to pack all of the strawberry goodness into something incredibly tasty.
For extra decadence, swap out the strawberry frosting for a chocolate ganache – you could even use a white chocolate ganache if you’re looking for a really sweet strawberry dessert.
Top the cake with strawberries for an extra level of fanciness.
11. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Simple, yet extraordinary. Chocolate-covered strawberries have a sense of romance about them and are too often saved for cheesy romantic gestures; when they’re so delicious, we should all eat them all of the time, regardless of the occasion!
These chocolate-covered strawberries have an extra layer of deliciousness to them in the form of various sprinkles.
Cover your chocolate strawberries with crushed cookies, honeycomb, and crackers – the options are truly endless! You could even do half and half strawberries with different toppings. Or, better yet, with different chocolates!
12. Greek Yogurt Dessert
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what to do with strawberries, this is by far one of the simplest desserts you can make with them. All you’ll need is honey, strawberries, greek yogurt, and nuts.
It really could not be any easier. Yet somehow, this easy assemble dessert is truly one of the tastiest out there.
Something about the mixture of flavors, from the sweetness of the strawberries and honey to the nutty flavor and the soothing greek yogurt, makes for a delicious and satisfying dessert.
Made even better by the fact it takes minimal effort to prepare!
13. Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
Ice cream is by far one of the world’s favorite desserts, and strawberry ice cream is one of the most popular flavors. But homemade strawberry ice cream is another level of tasty.
With chunks of real strawberry in it, this ice cream is rustic, light, creamy, and incredibly flavorful.
All you need to make your strawberry ice cream is some heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, strawberries, honey, sugar, and lemon juice. You could also blend the strawberries for smoother homemade ice cream if you wanted to avoid the chunks of fruit.
14. Strawberry Cobbler
A classic southern dessert, strawberry cobbler is a great homely dessert that is just the right amount of tart and sweet at the same time.
It is super easy to make, with only 6 ingredients, and is one of those desserts that you’ll end up just making again and again.
Cobbler is a real crowd-pleaser and is best enjoyed with custard or ice cream. Cook up a cobbler for your next dinner party or family meal, and watch as everyone’s faces fill with delight as you bring out your dessert.
15. Strawberry Sorbet
Tasty, refreshing, and full of flavor, sorbet is ice cream’s less creamy cousin. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon, sorbet is a great strawberry dessert that you can make easily, again and again.
All you need is some strawberries, sugar, water and lemon juice, and a freezer.
This strawberry dessert is really easy to make and is a great dessert to make in bulk. Simply pop it in your freezer to set and serve portions of your strawberry sorbet as and when you need or want it.
Then you’ve always got a strawberry dessert waiting for you!
16. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Strawberry cheesecake is one of the most superior desserts. There’s no hiding that. But what about if you made strawberry cheesecake bite-sized?
These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are perfect for parties, lunch boxes, late-night treats, or just small, light desserts for after a heavy meal.
Cheesecake stuffed strawberries are also pretty simple to make, and you just need strawberries, cream cheese, vanilla extract, graham cracker crumbs, and some powdered sugar. They’re a great low-effort dish that looks relatively impressive to your guests.
17. Strawberry Trifle
Whoever came up with the idea of a trifle was definitely a genius. Layers of cream, strawberries, and soft fluffy sponge cake work together so well that it is a well-loved dessert in so many states and countries.
It is a gorgeous, summery, and easy-to-make dessert that keeps everyone happy.
Whether you’re a cake person, a fruit lover, or someone who doesn’t really have a sweet tooth, a strawberry trifle is a great choice for your strawberry dessert. Sweet but not sickly and creamy but not rich, this dessert is an ideal summer treat.
18. Strawberry Shortcake Dessert
Strawberry shortcake is a staple of the summer, and they’re pretty easy to make. The crumbly shortcake pairs beautifully with the juicy, fruity strawberries and cream.
It’s a really simple crowd-pleasing dessert that does not involve much expertise to make and can be shared amongst big groups of people at parties or saved aside for a week of desserts.
It is best to prepare this dish the day before you want to serve it, as the gelatin takes at least 6 hours to set in the refrigerator.
19. Strawberry Brownies
Gooey, tasty brownies are one of the best desserts out there. These strawberry brownies take brownies to another level by providing incredible flavor (and color).
Dense and packed full of strawberry flavor, strawberry brownies are a sweet, more summer-friendly dessert than their chocolate alternatives.
If you want to make these strawberry brownies even tastier and an even bigger treat, why not add some chocolate chips or chunks to your mixture before baking? Strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven, after all.
20. Strawberry Shortcake Truffles
These are the perfect summery treat to enjoy after lunch, on a picnic, or even at your lunch for work. These little oreo cake truffles are packed full of sweetness and flavor and are bite-sized.
They’re great for any occasion or no occasion at all and will beat any sweet craving instantly with their fruity, cakey sweetness.
If you want to reduce the sweetness of these shortcake truffles, you can always use semisweet milk chocolate and normal Oreos rather than golden Oreos to make the truffles more palatable for those without a sweet tooth.
21. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Want a dessert that feels like home? This strawberry rhubarb pie is exactly that. The tartness of the rhubarb is complemented by the sweetness of the cooked strawberries, and both are wrapped up in a delicious flaky homemade pastry.
One of the best things about a strawberry and rhubarb pie is that, if stored correctly, it can last for up to 2 days. That means you get to enjoy the dessert for longer!
Pair your pie with vanilla ice cream or a pouring cream for a delicious and filling sweet treat.
22. Strawberry Crisp
Sweet cooked strawberries in a delicious strawberry sauce topped with a crispy, crunchy, oaty topping – sounds divine, right?
This dessert is another homely, filling, sweet treat packed with warmth and the type of flavors that make you feel like a grandma made it. It will be well appreciated by any strawberry lovers and is even better if you put some lovely vanilla ice cream with it!
If you wanted to, you could even introduce other fruits to your crisp, making a summer fruit crisp instead with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Why not shake it up a little?
23. Strawberry Crumble Bars
Strawberry crumble bars are easy to make and taste great. With a delectable buttery crust and crumble sandwiching fresh strawberries, the flavors in these crumble bars are just amazing.
There’s sweetness, butteriness, and textures that will have you coming back for more.
These bars are a great thing to make and store for a few days, allowing you to enjoy them as snacks or desserts throughout the week.
They even make great lunchtime desserts, whether at home or at work. Just don’t let your colleagues see, or they’ll want you to make them some!
24. Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
Chocolate mousse is a delightfully light and fluffy, decadent yet delicate and tasty dessert. Add strawberries into the mix, and suddenly you have a rich but fruity and incredibly chocolatey dessert.
Perfect for those with a sweet tooth – or just about anybody else – this strawberry chocolate mousse cake is a strawberry dessert recipe that you’ll love.
Use your favorite chocolate (white, milk, dark) for your chocolate mousse to make it even more enjoyable or to shake it up a little bit!
25. Strawberry Scones
Are you a fan of flaky, soft scones with just the right amount of sweetness?
Well, these strawberry scones are perfect for you. They’re packed full of fruit, giving them a natural sweetness and strawberry flavor, and they make a great breakfast, especially if paired with jam and cream!
All you’ll need to make this sweet breakfast treat is strawberries, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, egg, butter, and milk.
You can also use turbinado sugar to get a crisp on the top of your scones if you want to.
26. Strawberry Lemon Blondies
Strawberries go really well with lemon. The sweetness of the strawberries cancels out the bitterness of the lemon, providing a refreshing fruity taste rather than a sour or bitter one.
The two fruits are both big summer fruits, so why not use them together in a summery dessert like this one?
Strawberry lemon blondies are a great, lighter-tasting spring and summer alternative to the more decadent, rich chocolate brownies. They’re still dense and gooey as a blondie should be, but with a more light flavor.
27. Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
With these incredibly sweet, pretty little cupcakes you are bound to outsell everyone at the bake sale. They’re fluffy, tasty, and full of strawberry sweetness, plus they’re topped with strawberry buttercream to further enhance their sweetness and flavor.
Packed with chunks of real strawberry, these strawberry cupcakes are bound to be the highlight of any BBQ or party, but we also wouldn’t blame you for keeping them all to yourself!
Another way to decorate these cupcakes would be to scoop out a hole in the top to make fairy cakes using the sponge, buttercream, and slices of strawberry!
27 Best Strawberry Desserts
- 2 ¼ c fresh strawberries, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 2 tsps lemon juice
- 2 c all-purpose flour
- ½ cu white sugar
- 2 tsps baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 6 tbsps unsalted butter
- ½ c heavy cream
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit
- Mix strawberries with a tablespoon of sugar and lemon juice in a medium bowl
- Mix your flour with ½ a cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and ½ a teaspoon of salt in a large bowl. Cut in 6 tablespoons of butter, and continue to mix the ingredients together
- Stir in the heavy cream until a dough begins to form
- Add your strawberry mix to the dough mixture
- Place two spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on a nonstick baking tray
- Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, then leave to cool completely