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41 Of The Best Strawberry Recipes For Summer

From shortcake to scones, ice cream to sangria, there's a strawberry recipe for everyone.
41 Of The Best Strawberry Recipes For Summer

Strawberry and honey semifreddo. (Recipes by Donna Borooah; Produced by Aimee Nishitoba; Photography by Christie Vuong; Food styling by Eshun Mott; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

From shortcake to scones, ice pops, pie and a honeyed brunch toast, these are the strawberry recipes to try this season.

So pick your recipes, buy your berries (keep these tips in mind) and get started.

Strawberry And Honey Semifreddo

This dessert will be your back-pocket recipe all season: Make the semifreddo and compote ahead of time to suit your schedule. The best part? A semifreddo is just that: semi-firm. This dessert won’t get too solid to eat, no matter how long it’s frozen. Get our strawberry and honey semifreddo recipe.

Strawberry Rhubarb Tiramisu

We borrowed from the decadent layers of cream and liqueur-soaked cookies that make up the classic Italian tiramisu. And our pièce de résistance are the layers of ruby-red berry and rhubarb sauce. Get this strawberry-rhubarb tiramisu recipe.

slice of strawberry rhubarb tiramisu on a white plate for a post on the best strawberry recipesStrawberry-rhubarb tiramisu. (Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Pretty In Pink Strawberry Pavlova

We use a double dose of strawberries in this impressive dessert recipe. Freeze-dried berries give the meringue its blush-pink hue, while fresh berries add aromatic sweetness. Get our pretty in pink strawberry pavlova recipe.

A pink strawberry pavlova topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream on a turquoise cake stand(Recipes by Donna Borooah; Produced by Aimee Nishitoba; Photography by Christie Vuong; Food styling by Eshun Mott; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Strawberry Grapefruit Smash

This sweet-and-tart gin cocktail is the perfect toast to fresh, peak-season strawberries. Cool down with our strawberry grapefruit smash recipe.

Strawberry grapefruit cocktail in a glass, garnished with mint leaves, sliced strawberries and a grapefruit wedge on top. In front of a beige background.(Produced by Stephanie Han Kim; Photo: Christie Vuong; Food styling: Ryan Barclay; Prop styling: Catherine Doherty)

Strawberry-Passion Fruit Freezer Jam

Passion fruit lends this jam extra acidity as well as a delightful, crunchy texture. Get our strawberry-passion fruit freezer jam recipe.

A bowl of red jam with a spoon in it against a light pink background and fresh strawberries on the vine off to the side. There is also a halved passionfruit on the other side.

Strawberry Yogurt Snacking Cake

This casual cake makes a perfectly acceptable breakfast, too. Get our strawberry yogurt snacking cake recipe.

A section of pale yellow snacking cake with inlaid strawberries sliced into six pieces on a turquoise table(Recipe: Donna Borooah; Producer: Aimee Nishitoba; Photography: Christie Vuong; Food styling: Eshun Mott; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Strawberry Gin

Here’s a delicious idea: Fill a Mason jar with June’s best bounty (luscious local strawberries), mix in a couple spoonfuls of sugar and some gin, and then (the hardest part) wait a few days. Add a splash to sparkling wine or tonic, and you’ll have the perfect elixir for warm nights on the back deck. Get this strawberry gin recipe.

A mason jar filled with gin and strawberries to make strawberry gin next to a short and tall glass filled with strawberry fizz gin cocktail with ice, sliced strawberries, mint lives and slices of lime, next to sliced strawberries and lime on a wood cutting board on a wood table(Photo: Ashley Capp)

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pops

If you’re thinking of making homemade ice pops, look no further. It mashes together early summer’s best dessert with one of its most traditional iced treats. (Oh and did we mention it’s topped off with white chocolate?) Get this strawberry shortcake ice pops recipe.

Strawberry shortcake ice cream pop on a stick(Photo: Erik Putz)

Strawberry Sheet Pan Pie

Flaky pastry and sweet, in-season strawberries make this rectangular pie irresistible (and easy). Get this strawberry sheet pan pie recipe.

Strawberry sheet pan pie with a serving on a plate(Photo: Erik Putz)

Glazed Strawberry Hand Pies

All the nostalgic fun of a toaster pastry—with so much more fresh flavour. Get our glazed strawberry hand pies recipe.

Two pink glazed strawberry handpies on two turquoise plates on a trellis-patterned tablecloth(Recipe: Donna Borooah; Produced: Aimee Nishitoba; Photography: Christie Vuong; Food styling: Eshun Mott; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Strawberry Margarita

Once you try these homemade strawberry margaritas, you’ll never go back to store-bought mixes again. Get this strawberry margarita recipe.

Strawberry margaritas in glasses with a fruit garnish across the top.(Photo: Erik Putz)

Strawberry-Chocolate Cake

Strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven, so why not marry the flavours in this decadent, delicious cake? Get this strawberry-chocolate cake recipe.

Chocolate cake with strawberry icing in front of a floral back drop(Photo: Erik Putz)

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

This sweet and savory strawberry-rhubarb pie will have you wanting more! Be sure to have lots of napkins close by, it can get messy. Get this strawberry-rhubarb pie recipe.

strawberry rhubarb pie with a slice missing

Cake Toast With Honeyed Strawberries

Great for dessert or even for brunch, this rich store-bought pound cake gets warm and crisp like French toast. A scoop of vanilla ice cream, yogurt or whipped cream is the perfect finishing touch. Get this our cake toast with honeyed strawberries recipe.

Cake toast with honeyed strawberries, made of Sara Lee store bought pound cake, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a white plate with a fork resting on it next to a cup of tea(Photo: Angus Fergusson)

Spicy Grilled Chicken With Strawberry-Cucumber Salad

Ripe strawberries, crunchy cucumbers and aromatic mint give simple grilled chicken breasts an instant upgrade. Get this grilled chicken with strawberry salad recipe.

Spicy grilled chicken with strawberry-cucumber salad on a white platter with slices of lemon and wood tongs(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria

Strawberries and rhubarb make this delicious rosé sangria that much prettier! Find the recipe for this strawberry-rhubarb sangria here.

Glasses of strawberry-rhubarb sangria garnished with sliced strawberries, rhubarb and mint. There is a small plate of strawberries on the side.(Photo: Erik Putz)

Strawberry Galette

No pie plate required. This free-form pie is a rustic dessert you can fill with a variety of berries—but we’re making a date with this version as soon as strawberry season gets underway. Get this strawberry galette recipe.

A strawberry galette—strawberries topping a rustic free-form pie crust—on a cooling rack next to a vintage cake server. The galette is on a marble counter, next to it are two fresh strawberries and a jar of strawberry jam with a spoon in it(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria Jellies

Sangria is the go-to summer drink, so why not turn it into refreshing jellies? Get this strawberry-rhubarb sangria jellies recipe.

Strawberry-rhubarb sangria jellies in champagne coupe glasses on a large serving tray filled with ice(Photo: Erik Putz)

No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

All you need are fresh strawberries, 35% cream and sweetened condensed milk (no ice cream maker!). Get this no churn strawberry ice cream recipe.

An overhead shot of a scoop of strawberry ice cream melting on the countertop.(Photo: Irene Ngo)

Strawberry And Lime Curd Trifle

Tart lime curd and buttery pistachios add a pale green contrast to rosy strawberries and the pairing is reminiscent of those strawberry-kiwi-flavoured treats you enjoyed as a kid. Take the shortcut with store-bought angel food cake; this trifle is full of other homemade elements. Get our strawberry and lime curd trifle recipe.

A trifle bowl showing layers of strawberry and lime curd trifle with pistachios on a turquoise table with a striped qhite and turquoise curtain in the background(Recipe: Donna Borooah; Producer: Aimee Nishitoba; Photography: Christie Vuong; Food styling: Eshun Mott; Prop styling: Madeleine Johari)

Strawberry-Watermelon Limoncello Ice Pops

As easy as puréeing watermelon, strawberries, limoncello and lemon juice in a blender, then freezing! Get this strawberry-watermelon limoncello ice pops recipe.

Strawberry-Watermelon Limoncello Ice Pops on a white plate filled with crushed ice next to slices of lime and fresh strawberries and fresh mint on a striped napkin on a wood table next to a cut watermelon and more strawberries

Strawberry Shortcake With Vanilla Cream

These classic shortcakes feature fresh summer berries and are a snap to make. (Keep a lookout: local berries are at their best June through July.) Get this strawberry shortcake with vanilla cream recipe.

Strawberry shortcake with vanilla cream—cake topped with vanilla cream and sliced strawberries and fresh mint topped with more cake on a white(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Polenta Strawberry Shortcake

Crunchy cornmeal, a hint of orange zest and a splash of liqueur combine to make this moist strawberry dessert the ultimate down-home treat. Get this polenta strawberry shortcake recipe.

Polenta strawberry shortcake topped with cream and strawberries and fresh mint on a silver serving platter(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Strawberry Sangria

A sparkling summer sippper that’s perfect or hot afternoons on the back patio. Get this strawberry sangria recipe.

A large mason jar filled with strawberry sangria with fresh strawberries floating in it, next to it is a vintage serving ladle and two stemless wine glasses filled with ice and sangria; all are on a pale blue table next to baby's breath and a checked linen tea towel

Gluten-Free Strawberry and Granola Parfaits

In this recipe, puffed quinoa and a mixture of nuts and seeds replace the rolled-oat layer of many traditional parfaits. Rounding out this nutri-licious treat is Greek yogurt, which contains twice as much protein as regular varieties. Get this strawberry parfait recipe.

Gluten-free strawberry and granola parfaits topped with chopped pecans and puffed quinoa in tall glasses next to blue spoons(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Strawberry Scones with Quick Compote

Juicy summer berries bursting from flaky, buttery scones make these easy treats the perfect sweet for brunches, picnics or any time! Get this strawberry scones recipe.

Strawberry scones on cooling rack.

Fresh Basil And Strawberry Meringues

These decadent meringues with strawberry toppers bring an impressive flourish to the end of any meal. Get this strawberry-basil meringues recipe.

Fresh basil and strawberry meringues on a white plate on a blue table

Vegan Strawberry-Rhubarb Oat Squares

With an irresistible oat crust and fruity, vibrant centre—these bars are perfect for your summer picnics. Get this vegan strawberry-rhubarb oat squares.

A tin of vegan strawberry-rhubarb oat squares on a black-and-white floral background.(Photo: Erik Putz)

Spicy Strawberry Jelly

Use this summer jelly to liven up toasts with creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert. Get this spicy strawberry jelly recipe.

A jar of spicy strawberry jelly topped with red pepper flakes with a spoon resting in it next to toast topped with the jelly next to a white colander full of fresh strawberries(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Strawberry And Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Luscious yet simple lemon-curd folds in seamlessly to this whimsical strawberry and lemon cupcake. Get this strawberry and lemon cream cheese cupcakes recipe.

Strawberry and lemon cream cheese cupcakes topped with a fresh strawberry on a blue and white napkin

Maple-Strawberry Cream Cake

This is certainly a one-size fits all dessert: with ingredients like maple syrup, fresh whipped cream and strawberries, it’s a hard dessert not to like. Get this strawberry cream cake recipe.

A layered maple-strawberry cream cake decorated with strawberries, with a slice taken out.(Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden)

Strawberry-Vanilla Yogurt Pops

Sweetened strawberries are the perfect addition to any dessert; this one is completed in the freezer—no baking required. Now that’s pretty cool. Get this strawberry-vanilla yogurt pops recipe.

Strawberry-vanilla yogurt ice pops—which are red with white stripes—on a white tray. One is wrapped with parchment paper and red and white string(Photo: Angus Fergusson)

Strawberry Tea Sandwiches

Picnic-perfect. These summer tea sandwiches bring together sweet berries, fragrant herbs and creamy cheese in an unforgettable afternoon snack. Get this strawberry tea sandwiches recipe.

Strawberry tea sandwiches—crustless white bread sandwiches with strawberries and fresh basil—on a blue ceramic tray edged with gold and white scalloped edges on a marble surface next to a cup of tea in a floral cup and saucer with a slice of lemon on a white lace napkin next to fresh strawberries(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Strawberry-Rhubarb Semifreddo

Delight your taste buds with a recipe that make spring’s first fruit the star of the show. Get this strawberry-rhubarb semifreddo recipe here.

Strawberry rhubarb semifreddo on a blue and white plate next to a coupe glass filled with rhubarb gummies in front of a vase of pink tulips(Photo: Erik Putz)

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake

Dessert on the barbecue? Oh, yeah! Grilled strawberry shortcake means you don’t have to leave the grill and it takes just 9 minutes. Get this grilled strawberry shortcake recipe.

Grilled strawberry shortcake on a plate

Strawberry Sassafras Glazed Pickerel Over Fiddleheads and Hominy

This recipe from Haudenosaunee chef Tawnya Brant riffs on one of her favourite drinks: strawberry and sumac juice. Get the strawberry sassafras glazed pickerel recipe.

A piece of breaded pickerel topped with strawberries in a bed of hominy and fiddleheads on an off-white ceramic plate(Produced by Chantal Bragranza, Radiyah Chowdhury and Sun Ngo; Photography, food and prop styling: Kirsten Buck; Illustrations: Lianne Marie Leda Charlie)

Strawberry-Rose Sorbet

A summertime treat you'll be able to enjoy year-round (it uses frozen strawberries!). Get our strawberry-rose sorbet recipe.

Three dessert bowls with strawberry-rose sorbet scoops on a blue plate with silver dessert spoons.(Photo: Erik Putz)

Summer Strawberry Tarts

What's better than biting into strawberries and cold whipped cream in a crunchy golden tart shell? It's the taste of summer! Frozen tart shells make these come together quickly and easily. Get this summer strawberry tarts recipe.

A close-up of mini tart shells with whipped cream and strawberries garnished with mint leaves on top.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Served on toast, layered on cake or sandwiched between cookies, homemade strawberry freezer jam beats out the store-bought spreads any day. Find the recipe for this strawberry freezer jam here.

A jar of strawberry jam with a wooden spoon beside it.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Granita

Celebrate summer with a multicoloured granita! (A Mediterranean frozen-fruit dessert, like sorbet but with a crystalline texture.) Get this strawberry granita recipe.

Two strawberry-rhubarb granitas on a tray, the drinks are layered with green kiwi granita on top then orange granita then the strawberryy rhubarb granita at the bottom with spoons next to them on a pink background(Photo: Michael Graydon)

Grilled Chicken And Strawberry Salad

This easy, no-fuss dish starts with grilled chicken right off the barbecue. Fresh strawberries and Granny Smith apples add the sweet-tart complement to this light, summer fare. Get our grilled chicken and strawberry salad recipe.

Grilled chicken and strawberry salad with arugula and walnuts and apples and feta on a white plate next to a bouquet of green hydrangeas(Photo: Roberto Caruso)


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