How To Make Strawberry Hearts


This tutorial will show you how to make strawberry hearts.Step 1. Gather the following items:Paint brushesIce cube trayStrawberriesStep 2. Paint all four ice cubes pink.Step 3. Place three of the painted ice cubes on a flat surface. 

This strawberry heart recipe tastes amazing and is so much prettier than store-bought strawberry frosting. You can make it for Valentines Day or for a special occasion, or just for fun!

How to Make Strawberry Hearts

Making Strawberry Hearts from fresh California strawberries is easy to do! You can quickly turn a couple strawberries into a beautiful treat for sharing with someone you love. Serve them as-is, or you can dip them chocolate to add some extra sweetness. Make them into a strawberry heart bouquet for your mom on Mother’s Day, or just for fun anytime for that special someone.

How to Make Strawberry Hearts

  1. With small, sharp knife cut out the stem of the strawberry. (As shown in the photo below)

     2. Slice the strawberry in half.

3. At the top center of the berry, cut a small V-shape. (See photo below)

4. To serve or for easy chocolate-dipping, insert a toothpick at the bottom.

         5. To cover in chocolate, melt chocolate chips for one minute in the microwave and stir. Microwave in 30 second intervals (stirring in-between) until soft and creamy. Add a little coconut oil for a softer consistency. Let cool on parchment paper. 


  • 1, 1 pound clamshell of California Strawberries

How to Cut a Strawberry Heart

Making strawberry hearts is both simple and fun! Get your kids excited to eat fruit with this easy Valentine’s Day hack into a heart shaped food.

a pinable image showing strawberry hearts in a pile and heart shaped strawberries in oatmeal

When my oldest was around 2 or 3 I fell in love with making food fun. I started making the fun lunches and breakfasts. I made waffles for kids and animal toast.

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And then I had 2 more kids and I got exhausted.

That being said, there are still a few ways I love to make my kids food a bit more exciting. One of those ways is to cut strawberries into hearts.

How to cut strawberries into hearts:

Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier that this and takes just a few moments. Here’s how you do it.

a 4 square collage showing a single strawberry and the steps to cut it into a strawberry heart
  • Take a large strawberry and cut a v shape into the top, removing the stem and leaves. If cutting a long, flat strawberry, cut the V into the more side end (So your cut would be lengthwise.)
  • Remove v, and clean up the edges to make the tops more rounded as desired.
  • For round strawberry hearts, slice the berry in half lengthwise and you’re done.
  • If you would like thin strawberry hearts, slice your strawberry about 1/4 inch thick.
a bowl of oatmeal topped with heart shaped strawberries

How to use strawberry hearts

  • Cut in half and insert a small stick or toothpick into the bottom. Dip into melted chocolate for a sweet, chocolate-covered heart!
  • Use thin slices in the side of your glass as decoration, like in this Christmas Smoothie and Valentine’s Day Smoothie.
  • Use to make a festive fruit salad.
  • Top your favorite pancakes for a love-ly breakfast.
  • Add to your kiddos lunch boxes to add some love to a boring lunch.
  • Serve alongside a Valentine’s Day breakfast or this heart egg in a hole.

How to cut Strawberry Hearts

Making heart shaped strawberries is super simple and doesn’t require any kind of junk to make a fun treat!

 Course Side Dish

 Cuisine American

 Keyword heart strawberry

 Prep Time 1 minute


  • 1 Strawberry

Make Recipe


  1. Take your strawberry and cut a v shape into the top, removing any stem.
  2. Remove v, and clean up the edges to make them more rounded as desired.
  3. For round strawberry hearts, slice the berry in half down the center.
  4. For thin strawberry hearts, slice your strawberry about 1/4 inch thick.

It’s so easy to learn how to make strawberry hearts from fresh strawberries! In just a few minutes you can transform a few strawberries into an even more special treat that can be shared as-is, or dipped in chocolate.

Check out our easy steps or watch the video tutorial below!

How to Make Strawberry Hearts

How to Make Strawberry Hearts


PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 3 minutes

CALORIES: 86kcal

This video shows how to make the cutest chocolate-dipped strawberry hearts. See recipe card for full instructions and recipe.


  • small, wooden sticks


  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries medium to large
  • 2 cups dark or milk chocolate chips


  • Rinse and gently pat dry fresh strawberries.
  • With a small, sharp knife, in a circular motion, carve out the stem of the strawberry. See image above.
  • Slice the strawberry in half.
  • At the top center of each of berry half, cut a small V-shape.
  • Gently insert a wooden stick at the bottom of the heart shape.
  • Heat chocolate chips in microwave for 30 seconds. Repeat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Dip strawberries in melted chocolate. Let dry on parchment paper until chocolate firms.

How to Make Heart-Shaped Strawberries

  • 01of 07Making Heart-Shaped Strawberriesstrawberry heartsThe Spruce / Leah MaroneyCute cut strawberries! Give your strawberries a heart-shaped appearance that puts even more love into the dishes you make. Whether you top pancakes or waffles with heart-shaped strawberries or put them in a fruit salad—or top a cake with them—there are simple ways that you can liven up the look of this very healthy fruit.To start, look for strawberries that already have a heart shape. This can make it easier to create the heart shape, naturally. The goal in cutting heart-shaped strawberries is to use the natural shape of the strawberry. If you have others that don’t look like hearts, you may want to put them aside for another or place them in a less prominent place on your cake. Then wash your strawberries, even if they are labeled as organic. You want to make sure to get rid of any pesticides or other substances on the strawberries. Strawberries are on the Dirty Dozen list, which means that they are often most at risk for pesticides. Because there is no skin to remove, the pesticides will go directly on to the fruit, so you should always be careful to clean these types of skinless fruits and vegetables.  
  • 02of 07Removing the Leaves From the Strawberrystrawberry heartsThe Spruce / Leah MaroneyTo remove the leaves from the strawberry, just grab the berry in one hand and the leaves in the other. Then just pull. If some are left, you can pluck them individually.
  • 03of 07Holding a Knife to Hull a Strawberrystrawberry heartsThe Spruce / Leah MaroneyTo get the base of the stem out, you will want to do what’s called hulling the strawberry. When hulling a strawberry hold your knife at a slight angle and cut around the stem base (where you just pulled the strawberries out from).
  • 04of 07A Hulled Strawberrystrawberry heartsThe Spruce / Leah MaroneyThis is how the strawberry should look after hulling it. You should have removed the white part around the stem base, and it will appear to have a hole in it, kind of like a raspberry looks.
  • 05of 07Slicing a Heart-Shaped Strawberrystrawberry heartsThe Spruce / Leah MaroneySlice the strawberry straight from the top hole to the bottom. This will create a heart-shaped strawberry.
  • 06of 07Strawberry Heartstrawberry heartsThe Spruce / Leah MaroneyHere is what your sliced strawberry looks like—a heart.
  • 07of 07Finishing Upstrawberry heartsThe Spruce / Leah MaroneyEven though a strawberry may look like the perfect shape on the outside, it’s hard to determine what the inside will look like. The best thing to do is to set aside the best slices. Use them on top and the others underneath.Want more heart-shaped strawberry slices? You may be able to cut each half in half the same way so it creates thinner heart-shaped strawberries.You don’t just have to use these super cute strawberries on cakes, they’re perfect for any other romantic dessert.

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