Get out your baskets because May 20th is National Strawberry Picking Day. Does anything taste as good as a plump, sweet strawberry picked straight off the vine? Nope, we can’t think of anything, either. From late April throughout summer, it’s strawberry-picking season.
Of all the berries, strawberries are the most popular, but guess what? They aren’t even berries! Not technically, since a berry has its seeds on the inside and strawberries are the only fruit whose seeds are on the outside — all 200 of them! Strawberries are also members of the rose family, so it’s no wonder they smell so sweet.
If you love strawberries as much as we do, you’ll want to use them in delicious dessert recipes all summer long. Try these 25 Fresh and Juicy Strawberry Recipes (All Vegan) and then get refreshed with these 15 Cool Strawberry Desserts You Have to Have This Summer. You’ll want to whip up some delicious dairy-free whipped cream because the next day, the 21st, is National Strawberries and Cream Day. To celebrate all things strawberry, here are 25 strawberry recipes that are sweet and spectacular.
1. Raw Strawberry and Kiwi Tart
Go pick some strawberries and use them in this Raw Strawberry and Kiwi Tart. In this seasonal tart, sweet and creamy cashew cream sits on a crumbly pecan crust. It’s then decorated with fresh strawberries and kiwis to create a dessert that’s vibrantly colored and picturesque. It’s fresh, delicious, and a perfect way to celebrate strawberries.
2. Blackberry Strawberry Sorbet
This Blackberry Strawberry Sorbet is incredible. It has a naturally sweet flavor from the strawberries and blackberries and a little bit of agave to help it freeze just right. Serve it garnished with fresh fruit or a dollop of whipped coconut cream for a dessert that’s sweet, decadent, and refreshing.
3. Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake
This Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake is here just in time for National Strawberries and Cream Day. This beautiful cheesecake looks impressive but is really very simple to make. It contains a lot of fresh fruit and a luscious cashew and creamy coconut milk filling. This cake is perfect for any spring or summertime occasion when strawberries are at their best.
4. Four-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream
You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this Strawberry Ice Cream — you don’t even need to churn it! There are only four ingredients between you and frozen, sweet strawberry delight. It’s the perfect way to take full advantage of strawberry season.
5. Summer Fruit Spring Rolls
These Summer Fruit Spring Rolls take your favorite savory appetizer and turn it into a fresh and fruity summer treat. These beautiful spring rolls are filled with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi, and fresh herbs. The pink dragon fruit whipped cream makes these treats all the more playful and delicious!
6. Strawberry Paletas
These Strawberry Paletas are just the right amount of sweet and are bursting with chunks of strawberries. They are so easy to make and only take four ingredients, one of which is water. Once they set, you’ll be enjoying delicious frozen fruity desserts all summer long.
7. Mini Neapolitan Cakes
The frosting on these adorable Mini Neapolitan Cakes can be made with raspberries or strawberries. You get two stacked sponge cake layers —one vanilla and one chocolate — plus the strawberry frosting to make up the three classic flavors of Neapolitan ice cream. These gorgeous cakes are perfect for any occasion … like a Tuesday.
8. Coconut Milkshakes and Cookies
9. Raw Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
Your favorite sandwich gets a raw makeover with all fresh fruit. These Raw Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwiches use thick and juicy slices of apples to replace the bread. The apples are then slathered with almond butter and a homemade strawberry jam that’s so delicious. This “sandwich” is so filling and delicious, you may never eat a traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich again.
10. Roasted Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream
You know how roasting veggies brings out their natural sweetness and intensifies their flavors? Well, the same goes for fruit. This Roasted Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream is made with rich, roasted strawberries. It has a coconut milk base and is creamy and sweet with those intense strawberries running all through it. Enjoy it on your favorite pie with a dollop of coconut whipped cream or just with a spoon.
11. Raw Baobab Strawberry Cheesecake
These little Raw Baobab Strawberry Cheesecakes start with a crust of almonds and dates that is topped with a rich and creamy layer of cashew and a baobab-strawberry layer. They’re soft, creamy, and you can enjoy them fully thawed or slightly frozen for a cool treat on warm days.
12. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
These Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites are sweet, creamy, and decadent. Little cheesecake bites are enveloped in a dark chocolate shell will have you swooning. Not only do these little bites taste amazing, but they look absolutely adorable! Bring these with you to your next event and we guarantee everyone who tries them will be looking for the chef.
13. Strawberry Cheesecake
These Strawberry Cheesecakes are creamy and delicious! The adorable and dreamy filling is two layers of strawberry with different intensities of sweet flavor. The crust is a simple combination of almonds and dates. These simple, yet sweet, tangy, and delectable desserts are perfect for springtime parties.
14. Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding
This Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding has all the flavors of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, only it’s served in a cup — no bread necessary. Chia seeds are blended with creamy peanut butter, dates for sweetness, and topped with a jelly made from any kind of berry. This easy recipe is the perfect snack for kids and adults alike.
15. Mini Strawberry Tartlets With a Lemon Rose Custard Cream
These Mini Strawberry Tartlets With a Lemon Rose Custard Cream are a symphony of flavors. You will be in awe of how beautifully the flavors of strawberry, lemon, and rose go together. The flavors of the tarts are a melt-in-your-mouth and savor-the-moment amazing! This simple dessert takes strawberries and cream to a whole new wow-factor.
16. Strawberry Shortcake Crisp
Strawberry shortcake gets reinvented as a baked Strawberry Shortcake Crisp in this recipe. It boasts a crumbly date sugar topping and a warm, gooey strawberry center. By making the classic dessert into a crisp, it takes less effort to build, less time to bake, and that means there’s less time waiting before digging in.
17. Fancy Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese
One bite of this Fancy Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese and you’ll be asking: is it dinner or is it dessert? This grilled cheese sandwich is tart and sweet, crunchy and gooey, fresh, and toasty. So is it dinner or dessert? Who cares? We’ll have it for both courses!
18. Vanilla Chai Strawberry Pancakes
Start your morning with bright and delicious flavors and you’ll be guaranteed a great day. These fluffy Vanilla Chai Strawberry Pancakes are flavored with fragrant chai spice and studded with juicy strawberries. What could be better for breakfast on a lazy weekend morning?
19. Raw Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream With Blueberry Syrup
This decadent Raw Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream With Blueberry Syrup is like all your favorite desserts mixed up in one amazing bowl. This ice cream tastes like strawberry cheesecake topped with a sweet blueberry syrup. Garnished with mint and whole blueberries, it looks fit for a fancy restaurant, but you can serve it anytime at Chez You.
20. Strawberry Lemonade Meltaway Bites
Open wide for one of these Strawberry Lemonade Meltaway Bites! They’re made with coconut flour, roasted cashew butter, and agave nectar. With strawberries and lemon, you get both a pop of hot pink color and a burst of fruity summer flavor. These tart, chewy, and melt-in-your-mouth treats only take five ingredients to make and are just adorable.
21. Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Pops
These Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Pops have to be at your next summer get-together. Strawberries and rhubarb are a match made in heaven, and here, these two seasonal fruits are swirled together with coconut cream in this delightful frozen treat. No one can resist fun on a stick!
22. No-Bake Strawberry Ice Cream Tart
There is no better way to celebrate strawberry season than with this No-Bake Strawberry Ice Cream Tart. The crust, filling, and topping are each made in a blender or food processor, so preparation is a snap. The only hard part is waiting for it to firm up in the freezer, but the end result is totally worth it.
23. Healthy Banana Split Dippin’ Dots
Maybe you remember Dippin’ Dots — the little ice cream spheres were a mainstay at amusement parks across America. Sadly, they’re full of sketchy ingredients like yellow #5, red #40, and high fructose corn syrup. Gross, right? This Healthy Banana Split Dippin’ Dots is a raw vegan version that tastes exactly like the ones you remember from your childhood — but with none of those crazy additives!
24. Strawberry Wine Cupcakes
These Strawberry Wine Cupcakes will be the hit of your summer parties. Strawberries and wine is a classic combo and make a rich, delicious compote. That compote becomes part of the vanilla marbled cakes which are topped with a soft, fluffy sweet wine buttercream frosting. Serve these cupcakes to the adults!
25. Strawberry Fruit Popsicles
When it gets warm outside and you need a little bit of refreshment, grab one of these Strawberry Fruit Popsicles out of the freezer. These babies are filled with fruit – strawberries, banana, orange juice, lemon juice and avocado. There’s nothing like the sweetness of fresh fruit.
We suggest having a two-day celebration. Spend one day picking fresh juicy strawberries and the next coming up with new delicious desserts to enjoy them in. In fact, why not celebrate strawberries all summer long!
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