How To Make Strawberry Desserts


We’re going to show you how to make strawberry desserts. We have tons of recipes, ranging from cheesecakes, pies and chocolate coated berries to creamy strawberry ice-creams. The possibilities are endless.

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Five Minute Strawberry Dessert

Whip up this incredibly simple Five Minute Strawberry Dessert for any spring or summer celebration! Fresh strawberries and ladyfingers combine to make this a no-fail dessert recipe.

This recipe was originally published April 11, 2018. It has since been updated to include new images and tips.

Five Minute Strawberry Dessert
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Easy Minute Strawberry Dessert

I am a fixer. When I see a problem I roll up my sleeves and find a solution. Today’s problem? I need a quick and delicious dessert recipe for a picnic.

Enter this stellar recipe. It is SO quick to put together, has minimal ingredients, and tastes amazing. It even got two thumbs up from my picky 10 year old, which is really saying something! Since it doesn’t really fall into the cake category… I like to classify this as an easy strawberry desserts with few ingredients!

The best way to describe this would be a strawberry flavored tiramisu. In place of coffee I used a sweet danish jello type of dessert. It soaks into the soft ladyfingers and when combined with cool whip and fresh berries you are left with a light and refreshing sweet treat! I dare say, it is the EASIEST dessert recipe I have ever made.

Strawberry No-Bake Cake

How do you make the easiest dessert recipe of all time?

You keep things simple. I chose to stick with 5 basic ingredients that when blended together make something amazing.

That is a big promise, isn’t it? The good news is that this five minute strawberry dessert really delivers. It will easily become one of your go-to treats for every occasion.

Danish Dessert in a box with fresh strawberries

Ingredients For An Easy Cold Strawberry Dessert:

The ingredient list for this no-bake strawberry cake is short, which makes it all the more appealing. With 4 simple ingredients, and 5 minutes of your time, you are well on your way to a delicious treat that everyone will love. It’s also the perfect answer to what to do with lots of fresh strawberries. Here’s what you need:

  • Lady Fingers- You can find these in the bakery section of most local grocers and sometimes the cookie aisle.
  • Junket Danish Dessert (affiliate) (or found by the Jello)- This is NOT Jell-O. It’s more like a strawberry sauce.
  • Cool Whip- One container that has been thawed.
  • Fresh strawberries
Danish Dessert pouring over the top of fresh strawberries and lady fingers

How to make an easy strawberry dessert:

  1. Layer ladyfinger cookies in a dish. You can either use a 9×13, 2- 9″, or single serve cups!
  2. Add a layer of chopped fresh strawberries.
  3. Boil the Junket with water for 1 minute. Pour on top.
  4. Add Cool Whip and more fresh berries for decor.

I am always asked for the recipe. When I let them in on the secret of how simple this dessert truly is, everyone is amazed. I think the beautiful finish packs a big punch. Everyone seems to gravitate towards it on the dessert table.

I mean, that very well could be because I live in Utah and Jello is apparently a big thing here?? Who knew.

5-Minute Strawberry Dessert with whipped topping and fresh berries

Tips For This Recipe

  • The longer it sits in the fridge the better. The flavors seem to blend together in the most beautiful way. You will have to hold back from over indulging.
  • You can make this treat up to 2 days in advance! Wait to add the cool whip and decorative berries until serving.
  • Danish Junket comes in other flavors too! Try this with fresh raspberries.

5 Minute Strawberry Dessert

yield: 12 PEOPLE

prep time: 5 MINUTES

chill time: 2 HOURS

total time: 2 HOURS 5 MINUTES

Whip up this incredibly simple Five Minute Strawberry Dessert for any spring or summer celebration! Fresh strawberries and ladyfingers combine to make this a no-fail dessert recipe.


  • 6 oz ladyfingers, split
  • 1 packet strawberry Junket Danish Dessert
  • 1-3/4 cup cold water
  • 3 pints strawberries
  • 1 8oz carton Cool Whip, thawed


  1. Layer your ladyfingers in a 9×13 pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium pan combine the Strawberry Junket Danish Dessert with the water. Bring to a boil and cook one minute. Remove from the heat and slightly cool.
  3. Fold in 3/4 of your strawberries.
  4. Chill 2-3 hours.
  5. Spread cool whip and top with remaining strawberries. Enjoy.

Deceptively Easy Strawberry Desserts

overhead view of Summer Fruit Galettes recipe made with fresh strawberries and lemon slices

Looks can be deceiving. Take these eye-catching strawberry desserts, for example. Each of them is made with clever time-saving shortcut ingredients like ready-made pie crusts and store-bought cakes that put you on the fast track to fruit-filled strawberry desserts. Scroll through and find easy-to-make recipes like strawberry cobbler, no-bake strawberry cheesecake, and strawberry trifle. Now you know what to bring to your next picnic, potluck, or party

Strawberry Pie II

Strawberry Pie II

Shortcut: Frozen pie crust.
Top Tip: “Paint” the inside of the baked crust with melted chocolate before pouring in the filling to keep the pie from getting soggy.

Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake

Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake

Shortcut: Glazed doughnuts from the bakery.
Top Tip: Use a serrated bread knife to make slicing the doughnuts easier.

Strawberry Kiwi Tartlets

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Strawberry Kiwi Tartlets

Shortcuts: Frozen puff pastry shells and strawberry preserves.
Top Tip: Don’t bother removing seeds from the kiwi. I mean, who does that?

Strawberry Napoleons

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Strawberry Napoleons

Shortcuts: Frozen puff pastry and vanilla pudding.
Top Tips: Use lemon pudding and homemade whipped cream for the filling instead of frozen whipped topping.

Strawberry Shooters

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Strawberry Shooters

Shortcut: Canned whipped cream.
Top Tip: Check out the video to see how to scoop out the strawberry core with a melon baller or small measuring spoon.

Cheesecake in a Jar

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Cheesecake in a Jar

Shortcut: No-bake cheesecake mixture.
Top Tip: Spoon strawberry filling between layers of cheesecake for the prettiest presentation. Perfect for shower season.

Strawberry Soup a la Kiev

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Strawberry Soup a la Kiev

Shortcut: Use frozen instead of fresh strawberries.
Top Tip: Add some mashed strawberries to the purée for more texture.

Strawberry Graham Cracker Bites

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Strawberry Graham Cracker Bites

Shortcuts: Canned whipped cream.
Top Tip: Teddy Grahams instead of mini graham crackers crank up the cute factor.

Summer Fruit Galettes

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Summer Fruit Galettes

Shortcut: Refrigerated pie crusts.
Top Tip: Brush the pastry pleats with beaten egg before you sprinkle with sugar and bake. This adds gloss and crunch, and helps the sugar adhere to the crust.

Strawberry Torte

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Strawberry Torte

Shortcut: Packaged ladyfinger cookies.
Top Tip: Add ½ teaspoon almond extract to the cream cheese mixture.

Strawberry recipes

The cream of the British summer fruit crop, you can serve strawberries in cakes and desserts, ice cream and cocktails. Let Good Food inspire you.

  • Angel cake with meringue icing & strawberry ganacheA star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratingsMake this showstopper to wow at any celebration. The mix of meringue icing with strawberry and white chocolate ganache makes it a perfect summer dessert
  • Eton mess cheesecakeA star rating of 4.2 out of 5.21 ratingsIf you’re after a summer dessert to impress, try this decadent Eton mess cheesecake filled with creamy mascarpone, topped with meringues and strawberries
  • Strawberry lemonadeA star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratingsMake the most of summer strawberries at your next garden party or barbecue with this fresh take on easy homemade lemonade.
  • Strawberry tartA star rating of 4.1 out of 5.21 ratingsWow family and friends with a stunning strawberry tart. A lovely centrepiece dessert for summer dining, it’s made with homemade pastry and crème pâtissière
  • Strawberry ginA star rating of 4.9 out of 5.14 ratingsCapture the true taste of summer with this berry-infused spirit that makes a stunning gin ‘n’ tonic or base for a fruity cocktail
  • Strawberry ice creamA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratingsUse sweet strawberries whilst they’re in season to make this fabulous homemade strawberry ice cream. It’s perfect on its own or as an accompaniment summer desserts
  • Strawberry & elderflower cobblerA star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratingsCelebrate British summertime with the flavours of elderflower and strawberries in this cobbler with a fluffy, dumpling-like scone topping
  • Victoria sponge loaf cakeA star rating of 4.4 out of 5.21 ratingsTurn a loaf cake into a celebratory dessert with a bit of fresh cream and some strawberries. All the flavours of a traditional Victoria sponge are combined in this easy showstopper
  • Strawberry cupcakesA star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratingsTreat family and friends to these beautiful strawberry cupcakes. They’re made with fresh strawberry pieces in the sponge, and a vibrant pink buttercream icing
  • Strawberry mojitoA star rating of 3.5 out of 5.6 ratingsMix up a refreshing strawberry mojito to sip in the summer sun. This easy, fruity cocktail is perfect for barbecue season or a relaxed party with friends
  • Turkey, strawberry & avocado saladA star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratingsEnjoy this vibrant summer salad for a quick midweek meal. With turkey, strawberry, avocado and spinach, it’s healthy and full of nutrients
  • Strawberry jelly summer puddingA star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratingsUse frozen strawberries to create a jammy, juicy summer pudding and brioche in place of bread to make this dessert even more indulgent
  • Strawberry & basil tartA star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratingsMake a showstopper dessert for a picnic or dinner party using fresh strawberries. They team so well with the shortbread base, basil and creamy custard centre
  • Chocolate-dipped strawberriesA star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratingsIndulge in chocolate-dipped strawberries for dessert or as part of a romantic picnic. Drizzle over milk and white chocolate for the wow factor
  • FroséA star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratingsMake the coolest drink of the summer: frosé (frozen rosé). Blend rosé wine with strawberries, lemon and sugar to make a batch of this very grown-up slushie
  • Strawberry crumble bunsA star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratingsCelebrate strawberry season with these moreish crumble buns. These eye-catching desserts are perfect for summer and make an impressive sweet treat
  • Strawberry, feta & thyme tartA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.9 ratingsPair sweet and juicy strawberries with salty feta and crumbly puff pastry for a divine summer lunch. Serve with a rocket salad and a chilled glass of rosé
  • Triple-layered berry cheesecakeA star rating of 4.4 out of 5.17 ratingsMake this showstopping cheesecake for summer entertaining. Top with strawberries or a mix of fresh berries, plus a drizzle of chocolate for extra indulgence
  • Strawberry pavlovaA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.174 ratingsWhen you find a punnet of perfectly ripe strawberries, showcase them in this irresistible summer pavlova
  • No-cook strawberry & balsamic tartletsA star rating of 5 out of 5.1 ratingTry these simple no-bake strawberry tarts which are flavoured with hints of balsamic vinegar and black pepper for an unusual twist. A stunning summer dessert
  • Strawberry, tomato & watercress salad with honey & pink pepper dressingA star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratingsServe this strawberry, tomato and watercress salad as a side, or simply on its own as a light lunch. Pink peppercorns in the dressing give a gentle spice
  • Strawberry & cinnamon torteA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.83 ratingsJust blitz and bake to produce this fruity dessert
  • Strawberry cheesecake in 4 easy stepsA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.468 ratingsFollow our step-by-step recipe for this easy no-cook cheesecake – a delicious summer dessert for all occasions
  • Strawberry labnehA star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratingsTry this easy summer dessert which features thick Greek yogurt, strawberries macerated in rosewater, honey and pistachios. Serve with biscuits on the side

Fresh & Juicy Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pretzel Pie

While we won’t argue that the best way to eat sweet and juicy strawberries is out of hand, sometimes you might be in the mood to dress them up a little bit. So we gathered our very best strawberry recipes to satisfy every craving. Want a showstopping strawberry dessert for a party? Try our Key Lime Slab Pie with Strawberry Whipped Cream or Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake. Feel like a creamy treat? Make a batch of homemade strawberry ice cream bars or an icebox pie. Looking for something savory? We’ve got delicious main-dish strawberry salads. Make the most of strawberry season with these amazing fresh strawberry recipes.

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Skip those spongy little cups you get from the grocery store and try our simple strawberry shortcake. These are crumbly, rich, golden-brown delights. They are perfect for sopping up a sweet strawberry mixture and being topped with a huge dollop of whipped cream. You always will want to take the time to make homemade shortcakes after you’ve baked your first batch and taken your first bite. We did.

If you’re pressed for time, you can bake the cakes ahead and freeze them. Just be sure they are wrapped in foil and stored in a zip-top plastic bag.

Mini Strawberry Tarts

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Mini Strawberry Tarts

These sweet treats start with a pistachio crust. A dreamy mixture of cream cheese, lemon juice and zest, and whipped cream are folded together before filling the individual tarts. Toss the fresh strawberries in sugar, just before topping the tarts, to give them just a hint of added sweetness.

Readers love these. One reviewer wrote that the crust added a wonderful flavor to the filling, and the tarts came out perfectly. We certainly hope so! Presentation is part of what makes these so beautiful, so we hope you love the way they look on the table as much as you love how delicious they taste the moment you take your first bite.

Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake

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Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake

Strawberry lemonade is a delicious sipper, so turning it into a cake is definitely an inspired idea. Our Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake recipe uses Strawberry-Lemonade Jam between its layers, and Strawberry Frosting. That’s a lot of seasonal flavor packed into one cake, but it is still a light delight. You can assemble this glorious cake up to two days ahead. If you do, just store it at room temperature. Also, you can freeze cooled layers up to a month in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Cake

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Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Cake

What’s better than individual strawberry shortcakes? A sheet cake that slices like individual cakes, that’s what. Classic strawberry shortcake is similar to a biscuit or scone with whipped cream and strawberries. That makes the shortcake dense and crumbly. We turned that rich texture into a sheet cake, which is normally airy and light, but we keep the cake fluffy with soft winter wheat, a type of Southern wheat that makes for a more tender biscuit.

Strawberries are in two places: in the cake and on top. There is no reason not to enjoy more fresh strawberries when they’re in prime season. For extra juicy berries, let the macerated berries sit even longer.

Key Lime Slab Pie with Strawberry Whipped Cream

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Key Lime Slab Pie with Strawberry Whipped Cream

Classic Key lime pie is a stand-alone Southern dessert star, but never missing an opportunity to improve upon the classics, this recipe adds drama with the surprise addition of strawberry-infused whipped cream.

If that wasn’t enough, we love this strawberry dessert recipe because it is designed to feed a crowd. The slab pie is made in an 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan, which means it can serve 12 people at a party, potluck, or family reunion.

If you want to make it ahead, cook the pie the day before, and keep is well wrapped. Make the Strawberry Whipped Cream just before serving.

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