Summer = strawberry season! Looking for some ways to use those yummy berries? Here are 25 summertime recipes for amazing strawberry desserts and treats!
What to Do with All. The. Strawberries.
So, strawberry picking…. have you done this with your kids yet?!?
The last time I went strawberry picking was probably when I was in 3rd or 4th grade on a Sunday School trip. I don’t remember anything about it, except that we did it.
Trying to recreate an old-fashioned childhood for my boys, I rallied the troops last week, grabbed my neighbor and her daughter (because who wants to be alone in endless patches of strawberries with 3-year-old twins who can run for miles?) and to the fields we went.
As I imagined they would, the boys had a blast. A good portion of the time consisted of them putting strawberries in the basket and me tossing them out, but we walked away with about a pound of decent-looking, juicy strawberries.
We were just at the tail-end of the season, so they were very ripe, but I feel very accomplished that we even got out there at all.
If you’ve been strawberry picking, your kids may have gotten caught up in the excitement of old-time childhood, and you may have ended up with an exorbitant amount of strawberries.
What. To. Do. With. All. Those. Strawberries?????
I know there are a ton of delicious summer desserts, even healthy ones like these, but I really needed some delicious strawberry recipes to make this summer with all those berries. So, to use up all those strawberry, I’ve gathered some amazing picks. In fact, I think you’ll want to make pretty much all of them and work your way through your berry patch strawberries. You may even need to go buy some at the supermarket to make the rest of these strawberry desserts.
25 Delicious Summertime Strawberry Desserts and Treats
I’m all about the no-bake desserts! They’re sooo refreshing on a summer’s day! Love this strawberry shortcake no bake!
2| The Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake from Tikkido
You can’t go wrong with a strawberry milkshake! So nostalgic of sitting at the soda fountain, sipping one of these!
3| No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake from Real Life at Home
Here’s another no-bake option, but cheesecake this time! I don’t know if there’s any more sweetly satisfying than strawberry and cheesecake!
4| Slightly Skinny Strawberry Blondies from Food Meanderings
Blondies + skinny + strawberries? I definitely think this might be the most perfect combination ever.
5| Summer Strawberry Ice Cream from Hustle. Mom. Repeat.
Making your own ice cream? Yum! This can also double as a fun activity to do with the kiddos (if you’re brave enough!)
6| Strawberry Trifle with Cream Cheese from Dancing Through the Rain
I’m a huge fan of trifles! To me, they’re the no-brainer dessert recipe for non-kitchen types like me! This one looks AMAZING!
7| Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars from Thrifty Jinxy
This is a great recipe if you want a nice, easy healthy breakfast from all those strawberries!
8| Strawberries and Cream Homemade Muffins from The Thrifty Couple
Here’s another breakfast idea you can make with the strawberries, or even serve for an afternoon snack!
9| Strawberry Bread from Melanie Cooks
I love all the kinds of cake breads…zucchini, banana… strawberry bread is right there on the list, too!
10| Strawberry Smoothie Bowl from Turning Back the Clock
Bowls are definitely the last way to pack a lot of taste in a healthy, delicious way! A strawberry smoothie would be perfect with a bowl!
11| White Chocolate Strawberry Rolls from The Baking Fairy
Don’t these look amazing? I can picture this as the perfect choice for a brunch or tea!
12| Strawberry Chunky Monkey Quesadilla from Casey the College Celiac
I’m not sure why I never thought of putting fruit in a quesadilla! Genius! Strawberries are perfect for this.
13| Strawberry Poke Cake with Toasted Coconut from Finding Zest
There’s absolutely no way to do a poke cake wrong. They are just amazing, however you make it. Strawberries just put it over the top.
14| Homemade Strawberry Popsicles from GYCT Designs
Fruit popsicles are a huge hit in our house. This is a perfect choice for all the extra strawberries!
15| Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Crepes from Pink When
Crepes, strawberries, chocolate. OMG. I would never leave the table.
16| Easy Strawberry Crisp Dessert from Sharing My Favorites
Crisps are definitely the way to go when you need to stretch a dessert and serve a crowd! It’s a great way to please the masses and use your strawberries!
17| Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting from Mama Knows Gluten Free
This gluten-free option looks amazing! I feel a little less guilty giving my boys cupcakes like these when they’re loaded with real strawberries!
18| Simple Strawberry Banana Split Classic Breakfast in a Jar from Mason Jar Breakfast
I love the ease (and the farmhouse feel) of breakfast in a mason jar! Strawberry banana split – another nostalgic one for the books!
19| Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies from Cake Whiz
I love how dense and yummy these cookies look! There’s a ‘healthier’ version on the site as well! But I kinda feel like strawberries automatically make everything healthy!
20| Easy Strawberry Pie (Like Frisch’s and Shoney’s) from Cincy Shopper
Oh man, like Shoney’s?!? And easy? Yes, please!
21| Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats from Evolving Table
I’ve been lately loving all the overnight oats recipes. Strawberry shortcake is a fantastic addition to the list.
22| Banana Split Stuffed Strawberries from Spend with Pennies
Really, is there a more perfect bite-sized treat?!? These are adorable for any party or just to have in the fridge and pop anytime you want a quick, delicious treat! I feel pretty sure you can’t eat just one.
23| Strawberry Stuffed French Toast from My Organized Chaos
I know this is going to sound strange, but this fancy French toast is so reminiscent to me of missions trips I took with our youth group! We had a professional chef who would come with us and make these amazing stuffed French toast breakfasts, just like this. Oh, yum.
24| Easy Strawberry Slab Cake from Foodal
This is another delicious dessert you can make with all of those strawberries. I don’t think anyone will be complaining that you’re serving too many strawberries!
25| Strawberry Paleo Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Topping from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
I did Whole30 a few years ago, and paleo was a next natural, transition. If you’re eating Whole30 or paleo – or if you have some dietary restrictions, this is an amazingly delicious option!
I love it when fresh strawberries are in season. To me, they are the quintessential fruit of summer (right behind watermelon), and I love that there are so many delicious strawberry desserts and treats you can make. And don’t limit yourself to desserts – they’re also amazing in salads (you can check out 35 refreshing summer salads here, many of which include strawberries and other fruit!) You can really eat your way through the berry patch all summer long.
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