Strawberries are one of those fruits that are loved in pretty much every form that you find it.
Plenty of people love to eat them raw, where they can be either soft and plump, or sweet with a little crunch, or even sour and soft, or any of these combinations (once they are washed, of course!).
There’s a surprising amount of variety to them, for such a small little berry.
And that’s not even mentioning the sheer variety of ways they can be added to other desserts too.
From turned into spreadable jelly to being added to the topping of cakes, being blended and added to milkshakes, smoothies, and ice creams, and, of course, benign added to fruit salads.
However, there are so many more recipes out there, waiting to be tried.
And that’s the problem. There are just so many recipes out there, that it can be next to impossible to figure out where to start exactly.
This is especially the case if you are new to cooking and baking in general, and want to start with some easier recipes.
Well, don’t worry, would-be bakers and chefs of the internet. We’re here to help you!
In this list, we are going to show you a massive range of strawberry dessert recipes (see also ‘28 Of The Best Frozen Strawberry Recipes You Need To Try!‘) for you to try for yourself at home.
Some may be a little trickier to make than others, but we can guarantee that they are some of the easiest dessert recipes that you’ll find out there. And some of the tastiest too!
Starting this list right, strawberry cheesecake is an absolute classic recipe for preparing strawberries in dessert form for your dinner table.
So you can imagine that there have been many great strawberry cheesecake recipes over the year (keep an eye out for a few of them on this list!).
The trick to making this amazing recipe is to make sure that the main cheesecake filling is nice and fluffy.
That way, it will provide a great contrast of texture and flavors from the cheesecake base, as well as toppings of it too.
And make sure that the cheesecake base has been pounded flat while you’re at it!
A poke cake is a dessert that often flies under the radar for a lot of dessert lovers, perhaps because they think it is too difficult for them to try out for themselves.
Well, it’s time to show them otherwise with this recipe!
Compared to something a little more well-known and more widely eaten, poke cake has a crumbly texture to its toppings, which pairs nicely with the softer and flavor-packed cake underneath too.
Of course, whilst baking cakes is all well and good (and tasty), sometimes you just want to love and eat a strawberry as a fruit, albeit with maybe a little extra sweetness to boot.
This recipe gives you just that with a fresh strawberry smothered in creamy chocolate, then drizzled with a little white chocolate for good measure.
The drizzling might be a little awkward, but we can guarantee that it’ll be worth it once you bite down on one of these!
Mousse cake is another lesser appreciated strawberry dessert that is loved across the world.
Many people feel that they cannot make this recipe for themselves.
However, if you can make a good cheesecake filling, then you can also make an amazing mousse filling too!
With this being such a widely made and beloved dessert, is there any surprise that there would be plenty of recipes for making a great strawberry cheesecake?
The tricky part for this recipe will be making sure to get that drizzle on top of the cheesecake the right consistency, so that it drips just right once a slice has been cut out, spreading that sweet goodness across the whole slice and your cake’s filling.
As you can see, plenty of people out there have been busy trying to make the perfect strawberry cheesecake recipe.
And while it may be difficult to improve on perfection, it has made some pretty interesting and tasty experiment results too, like these little miniature cheesecakes!
Tapped with authentic whipped cream, and completed with a ripe and juicy strawberry as well, this is a great and tidy way of sharing a great strawberry cheesecake at dinner or a party!
Whilst virtually all the recipes that we have discussed so far are easy by general cooking and chef standards, it can still be quite an intimidating prospect to create a good strawberry dessert.
Especially one that seems as complicated as it is delicious, like with strawberry shortcakes.
Fortunately, there are lots of great recipes to help you with your first time making these magnificent marvels of confectionary construction.
If you want to try making a great strawberry cheesecake for yourself and have never done so before, this is the recipe that you should try.
Tiramisu is one of those recipes that just feel classy as you make it and eat it, you know?
There’s just something about the blend of both coffee and strawberry that give sit a distinct character over every other recipe that uses these berries, combining the sweetness of strawberries with the gentle bitterness of coffee to create something truly unique in the world of desserts.
Plus, not only is this recipe delicious, but it also requires no baking on your part either, cutting down on complexity and time too!
Blondies are a very popular dessert that often gets paired with a lot of different fruit and vegetables, creating a massive variety of flavors in this type of dessert.
Now, call us a little biased, but we love blondies that are strawberry flavored. So you can imagine that we are pretty eager to try and share this recipe for ourselves!
Combining strawberry sweetness with the sour flavor of lemon creates an interesting blend of citrus and berry in each slice of this recipe, to flavor groups that (we think at least) do go together enough for our tastes and our tummies!
Of course, it wouldn’t be a true list of the best strawberry dessert recipes without at least one or two ice cream recipes to boot.
Generally speaking, there are two ways that you can make strawberry ice cream, or even just find it in the frozen section of a store:
It can be thoroughly blended into the ice cream mix, creating a deep pink color, or it can also be found with strawberry extract strategically spread in various spots.
Whilst both types are delicious, we are skewing a little towards the former, especially with this great recipe for this frozen dessert!
We hope that you haven’t gotten enough of the strawberry mousse cake recipes, because we have another amazing one on the way!
This dense recipe makes a solid slice of mousse cake to be shared around at any event, whether a close after-meal snack with friends and family or at a party.
Whilst we can’t exactly promise that this is the healthiest kind of dessert that you can make for yourself, we can say that, when prepared correctly, this is going to be a tough dessert for anyone else to beat!
If the last recipe wasn’t to your tastes, then maybe this next type of mousse cake will be a little more to your liking.
Whilst chocolate and strawberry mousse is a great combination, we also know that sometimes, chocolate can be a little too much, especially when all you’re craving is just some good strawberry flavors in a cake of your choosing.
With this in mind, this mousse cake is an easy recommendation for people who don’t want any of the bitterness found in chocolate to mess with their love of strawberry sweetness.
A strawberry shortcake is a momentous kind of dessert to bring out. It effectively signifies that the event, whatever it has been brought to, is a big occasion that needs an equally big cake to go with it.
If you love strawberry shortcakes but aren’t sure if you want to deal with the massive scope of making one right now, then these shortcake cookies will be a great snack or dessert to make, especially if you don’t have as much time to prepare a whole shortcake for whatever you want to bring a dessert to.
Whilst we do love a good baking recipe, sometimes there just isn’t enough time to get those ingredients in the oven like you may want to.
Or maybe, you just don’t want to deal with making sure that your ingredients are over-baked (considering the smoke-filled ovens that we’ve made from time to time, we can’t exactly blame you!)
If you want a simple recipe that requires no need for baking on your part, then this is the recipe that you need to try for yourself. It will be an absolute ‘delight’!
Next to ice cream, sorbets are often forgotten about as ice cream’s oft-forgotten little sibling.
Well, not by use, that for sure!
Sorbets have the potential to be the same kind of cool and refreshing dessert that ice cream can be.
And, by having a significantly lower fat content, it is also the much healthier option of the two, especially if you are trying to keep track of these numbers for your diet.
If you’re looking for a fruitier alternative to ice cream, try this strawberry sorbet recipe for yourself.
When compared to several other cakes (not counting obvious exceptions like cheesecake and mousse cake), the strawberry classic cake is a dessert, unlike many others.
The tartness that you get from it is not something that you can find in many other cake favorites.
Plus, when you add the strawberry-infused cream cheese topping to the mix, you have a cake that is both light and fluffy, as well as smooth to the tongue and mouth when you bite down on it.
When thinking of the best desserts for summer, very few people seem to think that oats are something that should be used, especially if you already have strawberries at the ready.
Well, with this strawberry crisp recipe, you’ll get to prove the haters wrong, combing textures and flavor together in an amazingly sweet package!
Cobblers can often feel like a more rustic kind of dessert than others, especially ones that require more equipment to make them, such as tiramisu and ice cream
However, whilst some may turn their noses up at an old-fashioned recipe in favor of something loud and modern, we do kind of love the charm and relaxing warmth that this strawberry cobbler brings us.
Where there are ice cream recipes to be made and eaten, sundaes are usually very close behind them.
Sundaes are like the boss battle form of ice creams: they often feel much grander and are usually a bigger challenge to take on.
However, we can’t deny the satisfaction that fills you when you start to tuck into a good sundae, especially one as tasty as this!
You thought that you’d seen the last of these amazing shortcake and shortbread recipes that used strawberries?
Well, think again!
By using strawberries that have already been freeze-dried in the dough, you can get an amazing dough that turns into the crumbliest shortbread cookies imaginable.
Whether store-bought or frozen yourself, strawberries in this recipe are a fantastic choice for this shortbread mix!
With all this talk of ice cream and sorbets, we’ve almost forgotten to talk about the ultimate cool-down drink of the summer that is sure to fill anyone’s belly!
Milkshakes are the perfect drink for hot and sunny weather, combing the much-needed hydration that you need to keep on top of when it comes to summertime, combine with the ice-cold refreshing taste of ice cream and whatever filling you have chosen for this particular sweet batch.
And for us, it’s very hard to do much better than a classic strawberry milkshake!
Of course, whilst a milkshake is a great way to cool off in hot and sunny weather, we can’t exactly turn our noses up to the creamy deliciousness of true ice cream.
Ideally, our perfect summer day would be under a parasol, with a strawberry milkshake on hand, and a strawberry ice cream in a cone, ready and waiting to be eaten.
And with this recipe, that dream can easily become a reality!
Finally, we get to arguably the kind of strawberry desserts!
Strawberry tarts are an age-old tradition, going back centuries in some form or other.
And with this recipe, you’ll be able to make a tart recipe that stands above all others.
Whilst this recipe does seem a little complicated at first, especially with the very precise cutting methods for the strawberries to get that distinct pattern, with a little practice and trial and error, it is one that anyone can certainly give a good try!
Sometimes, it is the simple recipes that we are after, isn’t it?
After having covered so many incredible recipes, sometimes you might just want to take a breather from the long ingredients list, and try out something as simple as pouring melted chocolate over your favorite berry of choice.
Well, if that sounds like you, then this recipe will be right up your alley!
Of course, if you want to try making something a little more complicated, there are few better options than a great confectionary pie to make!
If you feel like making a dessert as traditional to Americans as the classic apple pie, try swapping them out with strawberries in this recipe!
Cobblers are a very popular dish across the country, so it is no surprise that we have found a few ways of making them so great!
Don’t believe us? Then try this recipe out for yourself!
Many people are surprised that brownies, of all things, can also be great to eat with strawberries.
If you find yourself in this camp of skeptics, then you’re just going to have to try it out for real!
Whether as a topping or if they are baked into the recipe, you’ll find that strawberries and brownies go together superbly well!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Do Strawberries Come From?
Whilst wild strawberries have existed for thousands of years, strawberries as the larger, cultivated strawberry started being grown across Europe during the 18th century.
Since then, a massive variety of different kinds of strawberries have been developed across the world, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, where the conditions are more suitable for them.
These varieties are often made so that strawberries can be grown in the various places where they are cultivated, such as being more drought resistant in countries and regions where that may be an issue.
After all, the fact that they tend to spoil rather quickly means that they are unsuited for long-distance transportation (unless frozen or preserved in some other way), so often need to be grown near the places where they are being consumed.
Can I Grow Strawberries For Myself?
Strawberries are surprisingly easy to grow in many different soil conditions.
The only thing to keep in mind is that most strawberry plants don’t tend to grow fruit in their first year of growing, only starting to blossom and produce fruits in their second year of growth, so keep that in mind.
Something else that you should keep in mind is pests and other life that will be attracted to strawberries thanks to their high sugar content, such as bugs, animals such as foxes, mice, and rats, as well as even weeds and fungal infestations.
Make sure that you closely monitor your plant for these issues, if you choose to grow them for yourself.
How Long Do Strawberries Last?
Being very soft-bodied berries, strawberries do not stay fresh and edible for long.
After a few days, it is very easy for bacteria, fungus, or plenty of other processes to start discoloring your strawberries, and for mold to grow on them.
Make sure that, once your strawberries are plucked, they are properly washed, and kept in a sealed container in your refrigerator.
If you spot one of the strawberries starting to go bad, remove it from the container as soon as possible, to stop the issue from spreading.
With these conditions, it is possible for strawberries to stay edible for just over a week, provided they were kept in a cool, dry place.
And there you have it! As you can see, there is clearly a massive variety of what you can do with some good strawberries and a few ingredients.
The only left to do now is roll up your sleeves, and start baking!