13 Strawberry Desserts to Enjoy This Summer

Summer strawberries are here and they are looking more vibrant and juicy than ever! It’s the season to add strawberries to just about any dish or snack, but If you’re looking to add a little extra sweetness to these long, lazy summer days we have you covered with these 13 strawberry desserts.

Strawberry Shortcake Sliders
Strawberry Tiramisu Trifle
Strawberry Crumble Coffee Cake
Southern Skillet Strawberry Cobbler

1. Strawberry Shortcake

One of the easiest and most recognizable strawberry desserts is a strawberry shortcake. You can make your shortcake with fresh strawberries or try a variation by substituting the shortcake with a pound cake, white cake, or a biscuit. Top your shortcake or other pastry with fresh chopped strawberries or let them sit in the fridge with a little sugar to macerate for even juicier strawberries and whipped cream.

We love this extra delicous and cute twist on a classic shortcake.

2. Strawberry Trifle

Try making a traditional English trifle by layering pudding or custard, cake, jam, fruit, and whipped cream. This cake can be made even more decadent by soaking the cake layers in sherry wine.

Trifles are put together in a special large, deep-walled glass bowl on a footed stand. These bowls are designed to make the lovely layers of the trifle more visible.

To make an easy strawberry trifle, layer cake first, then custard, followed by sliced strawberries. Repeat these layers until you reach the brim of your dish. Top with whipped cream and more sliced strawberries.

3. Strawberry Cobbler

Is there anything better than homemade strawberry cobbler on a summer evening? This dessert is simple to prepare and will quickly become a family favorite. Our favorite cobbler recipe is the Southern Skillet Strawberry Cobbler. It’s best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

4. Strawberry Crumble Coffee Cake

Are you (or your guests) looking for a morning treat or mid-day dessert? Try making a strawberry crumble coffee cake.

Coffee cake is a vanilla cake made with a special crumble topping. Bake the cake with a ribbon of strawberry jam and top with freshly sliced strawberries. It pairs perfectly with your morning coffee.

5. Strawberry Cheesecake

This is a classic dessert that can take some time to master. There are several variations when it comes to creating the perfect cheesecake.

Our favorite strawberry cheesecake variations include:

6. Strawberry Tart

A tart is a French dessert with a pastry crust bottom, custard filling, and fruit topping. A strawberry tart can be made with fresh-sliced strawberries, macerated strawberries, or strawberries coated with a glaze. A strawberry tart with chocolate or vanilla custard is especially delicious. Here’s one we think you might like.

7. Strawberry Cake

Strawberry cake uses strawberries in the batter and the icing. You can top your strawberry cake with sliced strawberries for added flavor.

For something different, try making these adorable strawberry mini-cakes that you can easily transport to a summer picnic or potluck.

8. Strawberry Pie

Don’t let another day go by without making your very own strawberry pie. The sweet and slightly tart berries contrast well with the buttery crust. Strawberry pie has a pastry crust and strawberry pie filling. Make the pie filling with mashed strawberries, water, cornstarch, lemon juice, and sugar.

Strawberry pies can be topped with sliced or halved strawberries for presentation. Add a scoop of whipped cream or ice cream to complete your dessert.

9. Strawberry Cookies

There are many variations of strawberry cookies, so you’ll be able to find the perfect recipe for your tastes. Here are our favorite types of strawberry cookies:

  • White chocolate chip strawberry cookies
  • Strawberry oatmeal cookies
  • Chocolate strawberry cookies
  • Strawberry cheesecake cookies
  • Strawberry shortcake cookies
  • Sugar cookies with strawberries

10. Strawberry Macarons

Another French dessert you’re sure to love, Macarons are dainty cookie sandwiches that are as pretty and they are delicious. The cookies are light and slightly chewy with a sweet filling. These perfectly pink strawberry macarons will surely delight and turn heads on any table.

11. Strawberry Parfait

Strawberry parfaits are great treats all day long. They are light, tasty, and healthy desserts that can be whipped up in just a few minutes. Make this parfait by layering your favorite yogurt with sliced or macerated strawberries and top it with granola.

12. Strawberry Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love creamy, strawberry ice cream? With easy recipes, your family can enjoy homemade strawberry ice cream in no time at all.  Here are a few of our favorite ways to make and serve strawberry ice cream:

If you want something frozen but prefer a frozen treat without dairy, check out our next dessert!

13. Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry sorbet, a light and sweet frozen treat, is one of the easiest desserts to make. You only need fresh and frozen strawberries for this dessert!

Make our Skinny Strawberry Sorbet by simply blending frozen strawberries until they’re smooth.

Choose California Strawberries for Your Strawberry Recipes

California Strawberries offers the juiciest, tastiest strawberries available throughout the country. They’re hand-picked, packed in the field, cooled, and shipped to your local store at peak freshness. Make sure you pick real California strawberries for the best taste in your favorite strawberry recipes.