Best Strawberry Dessert Recipes for Entertaining

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When strawberry season is in full swing, there’s nothing better than indulging in some sweet and delicious strawberry desserts. From classic strawberry shortcakes to creative twists on traditional favorites, here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy these bright and juicy berries!

The best strawberry desserts.

For a few years, I worked with the Strawberry Council to develop delicious strawberry recipes. I loved creating them and wanted to share them with you!

These strawberry desserts are great for summer parties or just a sweet treat for yourself. If you’ve ever gone strawberry picking, you can come home with many strawberries! I also like to freeze some for smoothies and frozen strawberry drinks

Best Strawberry Desserts 

Easy deviled strawberries with whipped cheesecake.

Deviled Strawberries

Take your strawberries to the next level with this innovative dessert. Deviled strawberries are halved and topped with a creamy mixture that often includes cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar. They’re the perfect bite-sized treat for any occasion.

Strawberry lemonade pie recipe.

Strawberry Lemonade Pie

This pie combines the zesty flavors of lemonade with the sweetness of strawberries, all nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust. The result is a refreshing, tangy dessert perfect for summer barbecues or a sunny afternoon treat.

chocolate covered strawberries for brunch

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries are an easy dessert recipe epitome of elegance and simplicity. Juicy strawberries are dipped in rich, velvety chocolate, offering the perfect blend of sweetness and decadence. Ideal for romantic evenings or upscale gatherings, these treats are always a crowd-pleaser.

Strawberry trifle with chocolate cake layered with whipped cream.

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Trifles

These mini chocolate strawberry trifle is one of the most delicious desserts! Make a chocolate cake, cut into cubes, then topped with whipped cream and freshly sliced strawberries. It’s easy to assemble and the most beautiful dessert for a gathering! 

Strawberry shortcake dessert.

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

One of the most beloved strawberry desserts is the classic shortcake. Made with tender and buttery biscuits or cake layers, whipped cream, and, of course, fresh strawberries!

frozen strawberry lemonade with a red spoon

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade 

There is nothing better than a frozen drink on a hot summer day! My frozen strawberry lemonade is one of the best frozen drinks, and it’s perfect for all ages. It’s made with only three ingredients and couldn’t be easier. So get out the blender and serve the most delicious frozen lemonade ever! 

Follow my classic strawberry lemonade for a refreshing summer drink.

Strawberry unicorns dipped in pink candy melts and gold glitter

Strawberry Unicorns 

I dressed up our beloved strawberries into unicorns! These strawberry unicorns were so fun to make! They’re great for a birthday party or any unicorn-themed celebration. Kids love to join in on making these. You’ll need sprinkles, gold dust, and candy melts to make them, but they are so worth it and whimsically delicious! 

Strawberry sorbet dessert.

Strawberry Sorbet with Elderflower

Strawberry sorbet is a fantastic, fabulous, and refreshing option. Made from pureed strawberries, a touch of sugar, and a squeeze of lemon juice, it is light, refreshing, and natural.

Fruit and cheese platter with fresh strawberries, kiwi, oranges, and more fruit.

Fresh Fruit Platter with Sweet Strawberries 

Create a fruit platter with strawberries as the star for a fresh strawberry dessert for a healthier option. Arrange sliced strawberries alongside favorite fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, and pineapple for a colorful and nutritious dessert.

Angel food cake with strawberries.

Strawberry Angel Food Cake Trifles

These trifles combine fluffy angel food cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream for a light and airy treat. Their delicate flavors and ethereal texture make them the perfect end to any meal.

Classic bomb pops made with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Bomb Pops with Fresh Strawberries

Bring back childhood memories with these homemade bomb pops. Layers of fresh strawberries are blended with other fruity flavors to create a colorful, frozen treat that’s both fun and delicious.

Chocolate Truffles with Freeze-dried Strawberries

Add a twist to traditional chocolate truffles by rolling them in freeze-dried strawberries. These bite-sized treats are luxurious and bursting with strawberry flavor, perfect for any special occasion.


Strawberries bring vibrant flavor and a touch of elegance to any dessert. Whether you’re looking for something classic or more inventive, these strawberry delights will leave you and your guests feeling berry-satisfied. 

Pair any of these desserts with my favorite summer cocktail recipes!

Let me know if you make any of my favorite strawberry desserts by leaving a comment and review below! 

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3 thoughts on “Best Strawberry Dessert Recipes for Entertaining”

  1. All of these look amazing but the unicorn strawberries are genius! My unicorn obsessed four year old is so excited to make them!

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  2. I can hardly wait for strawberry season here in the Northwest. It’s hard to beat fresh strawberries. I will absolutely have to try those mini trifles.

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  3. My little girls eat strawberries more than any other food. I love it, so healthy! These all look good but especially the chocolate strawberry trifle! Yum!

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