It’s strawberry season here in Australia, and I couldn’t be more excited. Not only do I get to have them with my yogurt and granola every morning, I can start busting out some delicious strawberry-laced desserts. Let’s have a look at some!
1. Strawberry Cheesecake Pizza
Just when you thought that pizza couldn’t get any better, along comes this bad boy. And they threw cheesecake in to boot. I can see myself eating a slice or seven of these on warm summer nights.
2. Strawberry Roses
If you want to be healthy, but also impress the pants off dinner guests, I recommend strawberry roses. Sometimes you don’t need to disguise the natural deliciousness of this fruit with anything else. I only just discovered their existence with some random young gentleman brought me one at work. I probably shouldn’t have eaten something given to me by a stranger, but it was too tempting to resist!
3. Eton Mess
You can’t go wrong with this old favourite from the 19th century. It’s perfect as a dessert or for a summer picnic and proves that you don’t always have to have an “out with the old” mentality.
4. Strawberry Shortcake Fudge
Can we just stop for a second and think about what a legend the woman who thought of this is? Apparently strawberry fudge wasn’t amazing enough, she had to add shortbread, What a hero. This would be great as a quick snack for any occasion!
5. Strawberry, Lemon and Poppyseed Pancakes
What I like about this dessert is that I can get away with having it during multiple meals. Not only is it a dessert, it can also be made for breakfast. Or, if you’re a fan of Scrubs like I am, Brinner.
6. Strawberry Nutella Milkshake
Holy crap, I can’t believe this isn’t in my belly right now. This is perfect for when you want a sweet treat or need to whip up a quick and no-fuss dessert for the kids. I recommend adding a shot of Kahlua to turn it into an adult milkshake.
7. Strawberry Cheesecake Blizzard
Okay, I think we’re established that I’m a little obsessed with strawberry cheesecake. But with ice cream like this to tempt you on a hot summer day, can you blame me? As a bonus, there’s no added sugar in this dessert! Ten more servings, please!
8. Strawberry and Pineapple Popsicles
I don’t think you can actually get a recipe easier than this. All you have to do is blend, pour, freeze and then play the waiting game. I personally wouldn’t bother adding the honey because I find that strawberries and pineapples are sweet enough already. Yay for healthy desserts.
9. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
I may have just gone into a pleasure overload. Not only are these super cute and delicious, they’re perfect for so many occasions. They’re great for guilt-free snacks, as well as mini-dessert tasters for parties. Plus, they look amazing.
10. No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Bites
This recipe appeals to me not only because the no-bake elements speaks to my inherent laziness, it also just screams summer. Strawberries and lemonade, what could be more refreshing?
11. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Strawberry roses are all well and good, but sometimes you need a little chocolate hit. And sprinkles. Obviously.
12. Strawberry Summer Cake
I like the idea of anything that will make my house smell like a strawberry patch. The name says it all really, this is the perfect cake for any summertime occasions – BBQs, picnics, family dessert, or binge eating by yourself. Or is that just me?
13. Watermelon, Strawberry and Citrus Sangria
You may be labouring under the misapprehension that cocktails don’t count as desserts. You”re wrong. They just happen to be grown up desserts where it’s totally socially acceptable to also have them with a side of regular dessert. Or is that just me again?
Seriously though, who wouldn’t want to be sipping on one of these on a hot afternoon or on a warm summer night?
14. Peach and Strawberry Smoothie
I know I wax rhapsodic about the more indulgent desserts on this list, but I’m actually quite a healthy eater for the most part. If you’re looking for a healthy, but still equally delicious, dessert – this is your answer. Personally, I would forgo the Snapple & Half & Half for regular milk, but that’s just me. You can also easily make this vegan friendly by substituting almond milk in.
15. Fresh Strawberry Pie
You can’t have a dessert list without pie! If you’re short on time, or just want to simplify things, you can also get yourself some store bought crust.
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