When you have a bag of fresh strawberries, there a lot of things you can do with them. You can simply enjoy them on their own. You can chop them up and throw them in a salad to add a tart sweetness to your lunch.

But best of all, you can use them in desserts! We’re talking strawberry shortcake: classic, beautiful, yummy. While enjoying strawberry shortcake in its traditional form sure is nice, we here at One Green Planet like to take things up a notch.

What if you took strawberry shortcake and recreated it in different ways? That’s exactly what our recipe authors did here in this super awesome list. We went through the Food Monster App and found 10 creative ways to freshen up your strawberry shortcakes. Grab a fork!

1. Strawberry Shortcake Crisp
Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Crisp

In this recipe, strawberry shortcake is reinvented as a Baked Crisp with a crumbly date sugar topping and a warm, gooey strawberry center. Crisp-ifying this classic dessert means it takes less effort to build, less time to bake, and as such, there’s less time waiting before digging in.

2. Strawberry Corn Cakes With Coconut Whipped Cream Vegan Strawberry Corn Cakes With Coconut Whipped Cream

This recipe is a new take on the classic strawberry shortcake that is made with Corn Cake Biscuits. Just in time for summer strawberry season, these little cakes will provide all of the expected berry goodness and more! These lightly sweetened cakes are loaded with fresh strawberry compote, glazed with strawberry preserves, and piled with whipped cream.

3. Raw Strawberry Shortcake Nice Cream Bars 
Vegan Raw Strawberry Shortcake Nice Cream Bars

You can relive your childhood with these Raw Strawberry Shortcake Nice Cream Bars were inspired by chasing ice cream trucks and long-lost childhood treats. The creamy strawberry and vanilla nice cream is coated with a crumbly shortcake shell and the stuck on a stick – just like the ice cream man served them back in the day.

4. Healthier Strawberry Shortcake Bars
Vegan Healthier Strawberry Shortcake Bars

These Strawberry Shortcake Bars are soft, decadent, and super easy to make. The shortcake is dense, moist, and tasty, and the fresh strawberries give these bars the perfect texture and flavor.

5. Strawberry Shortcakes With Coconut Whipped Cream

This Strawberry Shortcake recipe is pretty quick to put together and a lot of fun to eat, because it is a little messy. You can try serving these shortcakes with a spork and knife, but they should be considered finger food. If it’s too hot outside to bake the biscuits, serving the whipped cream and berries as dessert ain’t half bad either. And just a little word of warning: These shortcakes may look cute and innocent, but they’re addictive.

6. Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

This is divine and so fresh. If you like coconut you are going to love this! This Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie is a great way to enjoy all the flavors and satisfy that sweet tooth.

7. Strawberry Shortcake Shooters 
Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Shooters

These Strawberry Shortcake Shooters are so much less work than regular strawberry shortcake from scratch, and they taste just as good.

8. Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake
Vegan Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake

The grain-free Strawberry Shortcake is a nice, light alternative to the traditional. It’s made with biscuit-like shortbread, a heavenly strawberry cream sauce, and of course, fresh strawberries. This is the perfect dessert for a hot day.

9. Barley Rosemary Strawberry Shortcakes and Coconut Whipped Cream
Vegan

These little Barley Rosemary Strawberry Shortcakes are lovely and festive. With their ruby red berries and fluffy clouds of whipped vanilla coconut cream, sandwiched between a sweet, crumbly biscuit made with earthy barley flour and coconut oil — eat them al fresco after a barbecue for a light and beautiful summertime dessert.

10. Sugar-Free Strawberry Shortcake
Vegan Sugar-Free Strawberry Shortcake

This Strawberry Shortcake is sugar-free, grain-free, and oil-free! It’s easy-to-make and delicious with fresh berries, strawberry cashew cream, and healthy almond flour biscuits. Make the biscuits ahead of time and you can put it together in no time at all. This dessert is sure to please!

For more recipes for your sweet tooth, check out our 25 Sweet and Spectacular Recipes With StrawberriesWith the Food Monster App, you can take these recipes on the go with you. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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