There’s nothing better than fresh, delicious strawberries. They’re sweet, juicy, and full of natural goodness. That’s why – whether you put them in a cake, churn them into ice cream, or cover them in chocolate – strawberries make amazing desserts. Plus, they’re incredibly healthy. Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, manganese, folate, and antioxidants. Adding them to a decadent treat will make it just a bit more nutritious – and about a thousand times more delicious.
How to Make an Irresistible Strawberry Dessert
Strawberries are naturally sweet, which makes them the perfect addition to any dessert. In fact, many recipes call for tart or tangy ingredients to help balance out the sweetness of strawberries, such as rhubarb or lemon juice. This helps deepen the flavor profile of the dessert, which means your taste buds will delight.
Other recipes capitalize on the sweet, strawberry flavor by adding sweet creamy, vanilla flavors, such as cream cheese, whipped cream, mascarpone cheese, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Another popular flavor combination is chocolate and strawberries. Think chocolate covered strawberries or ganache-filled chocolate cake with strawberry layers – what could be better? Whatever flavor combination you choose, strawberries are sure to steal the spotlight in any dessert they’re added to.
Top 12 Strawberry Desserts
If you’re looking to serve your family or friends with a delectable dessert, choose something strawberry. Here are 12 delicious strawberry desserts you’re sure to love:
Packed with fresh, plump strawberries hand dipped in decadent semisweet chocolate and topped with white chocolate, these chocolate dipped strawberries look as great as they taste. Plus, there’s absolutely no baking involved!
This arrangement is packed with delightful, juicy strawberries interspersed with eye-catching pineapple daisies. Not only is this dessert delicious, it’s also healthy!
Strawberry cheesecake that requires no baking? Sign us up! This dessert is thick and creamy thanks to gelatin, cornstarch, and a cooked strawberry puree.
Sliced strawberries top this tart made with a puff pastry base and mascarpone filling. Your family and friends will think you spent hours slaving away, but it’s actually super easy to make. Top it with vanilla ice cream for extra deliciousness!
Move aside, complicated strawberry shortcake! These cupcakes deliver all the flavor and goodness of the classic homemade strawberry shortcake your family loves, but they’re a whole lot easier to make. The mouth-watering strawberry filling tastes like a sweet, chunky strawberry jam.
Strawberry rhubarb pie is a long-standing classic for a reason. It’s the perfect combination of tart and sweet, and nothing goes better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Homemade ice cream tastes so much better than store bought, but it can be pretty hard to create, even with your own ice cream maker. This recipe turns that all on its head, resulting in an incredibly creamy, perfectly scoopable strawberry ice cream that’s easy to make and doesn’t require an ice cream maker.
This cake is deliciously moist and is bursting with poppy seeds and sweet strawberries. It’s topped with a sweet, lemony glaze for the perfect amount of sweet without being overpowering.
This delicious dessert has everything you could want in a sweet treat. It’s layered with strawberries, angel food cake, and cream cheese whipped cream – delish!
There’s something special about the combination of chocolate and strawberries. With chocolate frosting, chocolate ganache, and sweet strawberries, this chocolate cake is decadent, indulgent, and always a standout hit.
11. Strawberry Pecan Pretzel Salad
If you’re looking for a delicious strawberry dessert that’s truly unique (and don’t mind all your friends and family begging for the recipe!), this mouth-watering Strawberry Pecan Pretzel Salad is a guaranteed hit. With a tasty mix of candied pecans and pretzels and an oh-so-creamy blend of cream cheese and whipped topping, it’s sure to be a favorite!
An easy summer dessert you can make in less than an hour, these tasty strawberry crumb bars have a buttery crumb layer on the bottom and the top, with a fresh, sweet strawberry filling in between. It’s like a strawberry crumb sandwich! These Strawberry Crumb Bars are so simple to make (and so much fun to eat!) that they make an excellent dessert to pack for a summer picnic or to take along to a potluck.
Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just yourself, you’ll find a strawberry dessert on this list that fits any taste palate. Or, feel free to try them all!