Fresh Strawberry Recipes

Love strawberries? This delicious collection of fresh strawberry recipes is for you. Cheesecake, parfaits, cocktails, salad and more. Get ready for strawberry season!

Fresh Strawberry Recipes - Strawberries and Blueberries in Turquoise Berry Box Colander

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying the sunshine? We’ve been spending much more time outdoors, which has been good for the soul! I have many of my flowers, herbs and vegetables planted, but I’m still on the lookout for a few more. Normally, I’d search until I found exactly what I was looking for. However, I’m a little quicker to go with plan B (C, or D) these days. What about you?

One plant on my “crossing fingers” list is strawberries. Do you love fresh strawberries too? Years ago I picked up a strawberry pot at a local nursery and planted herbs in it. It’s definitely a great space-saver if you have a smaller yard like ours. I’ve also used it as a succulent planter and, of course, for growing strawberries!

Strawberry Plant with Ripe Strawberries

There’s something about homegrown strawberries fresh off the vine that can’t be beat. Plump, juicy and oh-so-sweet! Even if you don’t grow your own plants, strawberries can usually be found at the Farmer’s Market starting in June. Organic strawberries from the grocery store are a tasty option too.

If you enjoy fresh strawberries as much as we do, I’ve gathered up all of my recipes in one easy-to-access collection. Who knew I’d shared so many over the years? I guess it’s telling. Whether you’re looking for drinks, desserts, breakfast recipes or more, I’ve got you covered. I plan on adding even more ideas as strawberry season unfolds. Let’s celebrate!

What to Make with Strawberries

Fresh Strawberry Recipes

Honey Strawberry Basil Smash

This cocktail is on the light side, but big on flavour. Fresh strawberries and basil pair so deliciously together, don’t they? Simple to make and so refreshing!

Summer Drink Made with Honey, Strawberries and Basil

Get this simple recipe: Honey Strawberry Basil Smash

Pimm’s Cocktail Jug

Typically, I stay away from overly sweet or sour drinks. This one is a nice balance between the two. I love the combination of fresh fruit, mint and cucumbers. A bit of a snack too. Whip up a jug for your next outdoor get-together!

Pimm's Cocktail Jug with Fresh Strawberries

Learn how to make this drink: Pimm’s Jug

Blended Berry & Mint Green Iced Tea

This cold green tea recipe is a little more on the frothy side since it’s blended with strawberries, raspberries and fresh mint. We like to enjoy it as a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up. Healthy and delicious!

Blended Berry and Mint Green Iced Tea in Glass

See the wholesome ingredients: Blended Berry & Mint Green Iced Tea

Strawberry Cream Cheese Toast

Start your day with this fresh strawberry cream cheese toast. Crunchy, salty and sweet, it’s an easy and wholesome breakfast made with only 5 simple ingredients. One of my favourites!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Toast with Honey and Lemon Thyme on Marble Serving Board

See this easy breakfast idea: Strawberry Cream Cheese Toast

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa

Dig into this beautiful strawberry spinach salad with quinoa, cucumber and fresh mozzarella. Topped with zippy basil balsamic dressing and toasted almonds, it’ll surely become your go-to salad recipe this summer. Packed with freshness, protein and deliciousness!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa and Jar of Balsamic Basil Dressing

Make this healthy salad: Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa

Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits

Yummy layers of Greek yogurt, jam, muesli and fresh strawberries make up these yogurt parfaits. A super easy and delicious breakfast or snack you can take on-the-go! Want one?

Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits in Jars

Put together some jars: Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits

What desserts can be made from strawberries? I love using strawberries within a dessert, but they also make the best toppings or garnishes.

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Jars

This tangy and smooth lemon cheesecake layer is the perfect complement to the ginger crust and fresh strawberries. A great make-ahead dessert you can pop in fridge until you need it. Whip up a batch for your next family get-together or dinner party. Yum!

No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake in Jars

Make this dessert in a jar: No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

Not only is this soft pink buttercream pretty in colour, the fresh strawberries make it totally scrumptious! I like to top my favourite gluten-free almond cupcakes with this flavourful frosting. Whip up a batch for any occasion.

Almond Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream - Moist and Delicious Gluten-free Cupcakes

Get this yummy recipe: Almond Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

Flower Pot Cakes

These little flower pot cakes are a fun and tasty dessert idea for spring or summer. Made with your favourite chocolate cake, then topped with frosting, crumbs, fresh berries, mint and flowers. So adorable!

Flower Pot Cakes with Chocolate Frosting, Crumbs and Fresh Fruit

See how to make this fun dessert: Flower Pot Cakes

Mini Pavlova with Fresh Fruit

Try this easy summer pavlova recipe with light and airy meringue surrounded by a crisp crust topped with a mountain of whipped cream and fresh seasonal fruit. A family favourite!

Mini Pavlova with Fresh Strawberries, Kiwi, Raspberries, Blackberries and Mint

Get this dessert recipe: Mini Pavlova with Fresh Fruit

Ice Cream Float 

Want to take your ice cream float one step further this summer? Add fresh strawberries to boost the taste and make it look even more scrumptious. Plus, a little fruit ups the health factor, right ;) 

Ice Cream Float with Strawberry Soda and Vanilla Ice Cream in a Mason Jar, Plus Fresh Strawberries

See this summer dessert idea: Ice Cream Float Bar

Strawberry Orange Angel Food Cake

Turn a basic angel food cake into a flavourful dessert with fresh strawberries and orange curd. You’ll have this half-made-homemade treat together in no time!

Strawberry Orange Angel Food Cake on White Cake Stand

See how simple this cake is: Strawberry Orange Angel Food Cake

Did any of these recipes using fresh strawberries catch your eye? Which one will you try first? Be sure to check back as I’ll be adding even more! 

How to Keep Strawberries Fresh

Remove strawberries from original container and discard any that are spoiled. For slightly spoiled strawberries, cut off any bad parts, wash and use first.

Place good, whole, unwashed strawberries back in the original container ensuring they’re dry. As an option, use a paper towel lined container with a lid. Store in refrigerator and use within a few days.

More Fresh Strawberry Recipes Ideas

Love blueberries too? Take a look at this yummy collection of fresh blueberry recipes.

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Have a sweet day!

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This strawberry recipe collection was originally published May 2020 and updated with new ideas and photos May 2022.

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