Although it’s widely believed that strawberries are solely a spring-to-summertime treat, we’re here to tell you they can be shamelessly enjoyed at any time of year...especially when it comes to dessert. Chocolate strawberry “turkeys” became a viral Thanksgiving staple this past November, and they’re just the refreshing burst of flavor to break you out of the doldrums of winter. Alexa, play “Berries and Cream”—it’s time to show the world that strawberry desserts are a year-round delicacy.
50 Strawberry Desserts You’ll Crave All Year Long
2. Strawberry Pie With Strawberry Crust
To impress literally everyone on your Instagram feed, go ahead and execute this bubblegum pink beauty. With a lattice strawberry crust and strawberry filling, it legitimately tastes like luxury.
3. 10-minute Strawberry Cobbler Mug
Whether you’re craving a sweet, not-too-complicated after-dinner treat, or if you’re entertaining a large group of guests, these only take 10 minutes to make. Bonus points if you serve them in cute mugs.
4. Strawberry Galette With Whipped Cream
Combining sweet strawberries and sour balsamic gives us the balance we all need. And don’t sleep on making that homemade whipped cream —the sour cream gives it a tangy kick.
6. Strawberry Sponge Cake
Maybe you’re baking for your BFF’s bridal shower, or you might simply be looking for a taste of warm weather. Either way, this Strawberry Sponge Cake screams “garden party”—we’ll bring the prosecco.
7. 3-ingredient Strawberry Ice-cream Shell
8. Vegan Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar
This gluten-free, vegan creation certainly doesn’t taste “healthy,” per se, but with strawberry-chia jam and coconut cashew whipped cream, it’s filled with so many nourishing, wholesome ingredients. If you eat it for breakfast, we promise we won’t judge.
9. Mini Strawberry Ice Cream Pies
These eight-ingredient ice cream pies call for roasting the strawberries instead of baking them, which accentuates their sweet flavor. And thankfully, they finally give you the chance to use those classy ramekins you got on Black Friday three years ago.
12. Strawberry Shortcake Skewers With Whipped Cream
Yes, those are actual grill marks. After putting the skewers together, toss ‘em on the grill for a seriously cute-yet-refreshing dessert.
13. Strawberry, Cardamom And Pistachio Pavlova Bites
Make your guests feel like they’re at high tea with these elegantly spiced beauties. Just keep in mind that the fresher the strawberries, the better they’ll look.
14. Cheater’s Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Cups
Back at it again with the vegan desserts—and you most likely won’t realize they’re missing the eggs and dairy. You’d best believe these shortcake cups will perfect any dessert platter.
15. Strawberry Mango Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Strawberry and mango make for one delightfully refreshing treat. A toasted coconut topping takes it over the top—in the best way.
16. Sheet-pan Strawberry Shortcake With Black Pepper, Whipped Honey Ricotta And Togarashi
Black pepper… with shortcake? This unique dessert uses togarashi, a spicy and sweet spice blend from Japan. But it’s completely optional, in case you can’t find it in any stores near you.
17. Strawberry Rhubarb Slab Pie
Aida Mollenkamp of Salt and Wind describes this as a “grown Pop-tart”—need we say more? It only takes 25 minutes of hands-on work, making it a great, low-effort baking project.
19. Strawberry Crumble
It’s a widely known fact that crumble is the superior pie topping (sorry, lattice crust). As long as you pair it with a double shot of espresso or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you’re definitely doing something right.
20. The Berry Best Four Berry Pie
In addition to strawberries, this pie showcases raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, too. With those colors, it makes for the perfect patriotic treat to bring to Fourth of July cookouts, but let’s face it: This pie tastes incredible 365 days a year.
21. Gluten-free, Keto Strawberry Cheesecake
Who said cheesecake isn’t diet-friendly? This strawberry cheesecake is gluten-free and keto, and it’ll have everyone wanting more.
22. Funnel Cake With Homemade Strawberry Sauce
These funnel cakes give off major carnival vibes, but the homemade strawberry sauce 100 percent brings it up a few notches.
23. Whole Wheat Coconut Oil Sugar Cookies With Natural Strawberry Icing
With the whole wheat base, these sweet treats are practically health food.
24. Strawberry & Lemon Cookie Ice Cream Trifle
Strawberry lemonade in the form of a trifle? You better believe it. This mature version of the classic beverage is surely going to be a crowd-pleaser at every potluck next summer.
25. Strawberry Cornmeal Cake
With a tangy, goat cheese-flavored cake batter and rosemary whipped cream, this flavorful cornmeal cake is herbaceous, sweet and tart, hitting all of our favorite flavor notes.
26. Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Scones
As the ideal accompaniment to your morning latte, Liz of Floating Kitchen promises these scones are nothing like the hockey puck pastries you’ve maybe come to know and…well…kind of hate.
27. Strawberry Hand Pies
Grandbaby Cakes made these vibrant pastries as an ode to her Big Mama, who was a master at pie-making. The best part is that hand pies are portable, making for the dreamiest bake sale item imaginable.
28. Strawberry Lemonade Cake
Also reminiscent of the thirst-quenching nostalgic beverage, this is certainly a soon-to-be staple at every picnic, BBQ and pool party—just wait and see. Everyone will be asking you for the recipe.
29. Strawberry Donuts
Simply LaKita’s Strawberry Donuts emulate Homer Simpson’s favorite pastry: the strawberry frosted donut. However, these are even more vibrant than the cartoon character himself. Even the sprinkles are pink, adding an additional pop of electric color to your new favorite midnight snack.
30. Gluten-free Strawberry Cookies With Coconut
Feed Me Phoebe’s strawberry cookies were created out of a need to give up gluten for the long haul. Although the texture differs from your average cookie, they show that you don’t need traditional flour for a next-level baked good.
31. Strawberry Sweet Rolls
These sweet rolls are soft, fluffy and luckily, not overly sweet. Enjoy them at breakfast or after a long day of work — either way, we’ll be going back for seconds.
32. Strawberry Mango Popsicles
For a not-too-sugary warm weather treat, these homemade popsicles are loaded with flavor, sans the added glucose. Calling for only three ingredients, they’re the ultimate lazy creation (with tons of vitamins and antioxidants—score!).
33. Strawberry Cream Cheese Tarts
Making your own cheese tarts sounds undeniably tricky, but the lovely chef behind Ev’s Eats says they’re quick and easy. Get them while they’re fresh, though, because that flaky crust won’t hold up for too long.
34. Raw Strawberry Banana Pudding
While pudding was often deemed “unhealthy” growing up, this guilt-free raw pudding simply calls for a few different kinds of fruit, almond milk and vanilla extract. (And just between us, this is so much better than Snack Packs.)
35. Strawberry Triple Rum Cake
Pair this Strawberry Triple Rum Cake with a piña colada, and you have a gorgeous dessert course that might have your dinner guests ordering an Uber home.
36. Strawberry Roll Cake
Roll cakes tend to be a traditional holiday dessert, but this is an exception. The light, fluffy shortcake and sweet strawberry icing show you can enjoy the elegant classic year-round.
37. Strawberry Ice Cream With Oreo And Chocolate Chunks
Oreos pair well with just about anything—including strawberries. And this strawberry-infused version of the classic cookies and cream ice cream flavor is decadent beyond belief.
38. Strawberry Moscato Tiramisu
Everyone loves tiramisu, but adding both Moscato and strawberries makes for a seriously sexy twist on the classic Italian classic. Serve with Champagne, and eat it in the bathtub—whether you’re alone or with someone else.
39. Vegan Strawberry Birthday Cake Milkshake
Milkshakes are timeless, whether you’re enjoying them with fries or after a long night out. And this one is made with plant-based ice cream and a non-dairy milk alternative, making it ideal for vegans and anyone avoiding dairy.
40. Chocolate Chip Muffins With Strawberry Compote
OK, we know muffins are often eaten in the morning, but with chocolate chips and strawberries, you could easily enjoy these with that new bottle of pinot you picked up last night.
41. Winter Strawberry Cake
This further proves that strawberry desserts aren’t solely a summertime treat. Alejandra, the creator behind Brown Sugar and Vanilla, suggests making this for Christmas or New Year’s, but we could see it being a great Valentine’s Day or Easter treat too.
42. Strawberries And Cream Bars
Maria, the genius behind Two Peas and Their Pod, topped these strawberry dessert bars with white chocolate cream cheese frosting. We’ll just let that sink in.
43. Grain Free Santa Hat Brownies
Ho, ho, ho, merry berrymas! (C’mon, we had to.) These Santa Hat Brownies are absolutely adorable—and they’re grain free, if anyone on the guest list has an allergy.
44. Strawberry Marshmallows
Perfect for s’mores, hot chocolate or simply a bite-sized snack, these strawberry marshmallows are beyond cute (and, let’s face it: such an impressive homemade creation).
45. Strawberry Banana Salad
Salad…for dessert? Although this legitimately sounds like a sick joke, strawberry banana salad is effectively a twist on berries and crème that’s light, fluffy and surprisingly addictive.
46. Berry, Red Currant, And Mascarpone Tartlets
Sassy Kitchen’s Berry, Red Currant and Mascarpone Tartlets certainly look like no easy feat. But once you’ve made your homemade crust in the food processor, it’s totally a piece of cake—er, tartlet.
47. Mini Strawberry Cornmeal Cobblers
Resembling a clafoutis, these mini cobblers are extra dense and juicy, making for a flawless addition to any potluck lineup. Just make sure you have a wavy tart pan on hand to get a similar shape to the one above.
48. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Not sure what to get the friend who has everything? Or the person you just started dating? Or, uh, you? (It’s called self-care.) Chocolate-covered strawberries should be your go-to. Beyond the wow factor, they aren’t difficult to make and you can whip up a big batch all at once.
49. Homemade Gluten Free Tartlets With Strawberry Jam
Make these tartlets on a Sunday night, have one for dessert and pop one into the toaster oven every morning for breakfast. The hibiscus hot pink icing is absolutely the best way to start the day…or end it.
50. Gluten-free Almond Cake With Berries On Top
Again, it doesn’t have to be the Fourth to enjoy a berry-topped dessert. This cake—which blends sweet berries with warm almonds makes for a light-as-a-feather, after-dinner treat.