Strawberries are the most popular of all berries – although they really aren’t berries. Technically, a berry has its seeds on the inside and strawberries are the only fruit that has its seeds, about 200 per berry, on the outside. Strawberries, which are members of the rose family, grow on shrubs year-round but are in their peak season from April through June.
The ancient Romans thought strawberries had medicinal powers and used them to treat a variety of conditions. Strawberries do have many health benefits. High in vitamins C, K, and B6, folic acid, potassium, amino acids and fiber, strawberries have been found to help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. They can also help ease inflammation, boost memory, promote bone health, help burn stored fat and increase endurance. Read more about Why These 3 Red Foods are Great for Your Health.
Strawberries are also thought to be aphrodisiacs and are the symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of their rich, red color and that strawberries are often heart-shaped. It’s believed that if you split a double strawberry and share it with someone, you will fall in love. While we can’t claim that strawberries will help your love life, we are pretty sure that you will fall in love with these 15 strawberry dessert recipes.
1. Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Nothing says summer like strawberries and rhubarb. This Strawberry Rhubarb Tart has those tastes but without the sugar and butter. It’s raw, vegan deliciousness.
2. Strawberry Cheese Blintzes With Strawberry Basil Compote
This classic dish gets a vegan and gluten-free twist with these Strawberry Cheese Blintzes. They’re filled with a sweet ricotta made from tofu and vegan cream cheese and topped with a rich and tangy strawberry basil compote.
3. Banana Berry Ice Cream Cake
If you’re a fan of ice cream cake that’s loaded with goodness and dripping with chocolate sauce (and who isn’t), you will love this Banana Berry Ice Cream Cake. Put extra strawberries on top!
4. Summer Berry Cashew Cream Pie
Everyone who tries this Summer Berry Cashew Cream Pie will be surprised it’s made of just fruit and nuts. This pie is refreshing and just the right amount of sweet. Serve with extra strawberries!
5. Summer Strawberry Cake
This awesome, super moist and delicious cake is great in summer, hence the title: Summer Strawberry Cake! The base gets topped with a vegan yogurt layer that makes the cake moist and soft, then some strawberry slices and finally topped off with an agar layer.
6. Strawberry Cheesecake
This Strawberry Cheesecake is indulgent, dense, rich and delicious. Everything a cheesecake should be … free of dairy, eggs, refined sugars and gluten, it is a dessert that everyone can enjoy.
7. Banana Split
This Banana Split is a recreation of a classic recipe, but much better. It has 3 types of ice cream- piña colada, strawberry cake, and chocolate cherry- covered in both caramel sauce and chocolate sauce.
8. Fresh Fruit Lemonade Pops
Fresh fruit and lemonade on a hot summer day is a heavenly combination. These Fresh Fruit Lemonade Pops have fresh strawberries, mango and watermelon for a refreshing treat that’s also pretty to look at.
9. Strawberry ‘Un-Fried’ Ice Cream With Cacao Crust
This Strawberry “Un-Fried” Ice Cream with Cacao Crust is made with strawberry lime ice cream and coated with a crunchy spiced cacao crust laced with chipotle. It’s a healthier and delicious twist on the classic dessert.
10. Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
This Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Pie is simply amazing. It has a chewy chocolate graham cracker crust. The chocolate mousse is made with aquafaba, fresh strawberries and a bit of Grand Marnier for delicious flavor.
11. Strawberry Parfait
This Strawberry Parfait is like a single serving of yummy strawberry shortcake deconstructed into its fruity, creamy and crunchy elements and layered on top of each other into a beautiful, secretly healthy dessert or breakfast.
12. Chocolate Lava Loaf With Strawberry Love in Every Slice
This Chocolate Lava Loaf is seriously indulgent. It’s a chocolate banana loaf with a gooey pudding center and a strawberry heat at its center. It has lots of flavors and textures inside and out and pure decadence the whole way through.
13. Coconut Berry Bliss Bars
Strawberries and coconut are a tropical match made in heaven. These Coconut Berry Bliss Bars are a special treat. They taste heavenly and they’re pink – which makes everything better.
14. No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Tarts
These No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Tarts are so simple and delicious, they will definitely be your go-to for entertaining. They are made in a muffin tin and are so adorable. Your guests will love them!
15. Strawberry Pie With Chocolate Drizzle
This Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle is such an easy dessert to put together. It has a pecan-oat crust, tofu filling and a decadent chocolate sauce, all topped with fresh strawberries for a fabulous presentation.
Summer just got a lot sweeter, juicier and yummier with all these amazing vegan strawberry desserts.
Lead image source: Strawberry Parfait