Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together.
~ Nikki Giovanni
Happy Strawberry Cream Pie Day! The mixing of berries and cream for a sweet, tangy, creamy flavor has been around for a very long time. The strawberry was first bred in France by one monsieur Amédée-François Frézier in 1714.
Strawberries and cream became popular in what would become the United States, and one of founding father James Madison’s favorite desserts. A few decades later, the nation declared independence. Coincidence? Most likely yes, but we’ve put together this list of delicious strawberry and cream recipes for all your sweet, tangy need. As Amédée-François Frézier would say: Bon Appetit!
1. No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie
Strawberries and coconut cream are a match made in heaven. Making this No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie by Stacey Horler couldn’t be any simpler, throw together a few ingredients and end up with this beautiful creation– strawberry cream pie. Super easy, super healthy, and super delicious. This is the beauty of raw desserts, they do not take long to make and they are pretty darn good for you.
2. Blueberry Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Cake
Emily von Euw‘s Blueberry Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Cake is one delicious demon. It is creamy, sweet, fresh, tart, and colorful all at once. Actually, that has nothing to do with demons so never mind that.
3. 3-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Bites
Sophie Yotova‘s 3-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Bites are shockingly delicious and even more surprisingly – they are incredibly easy to make. Simply blend the avocados, bananas, and a splash of agave and set them in the freezer to chill for an hour and presto, you’ve got a delicious frozen treat to keep you cool.
4. Raw Spicy Strawberry Cream Tarts
Crystal Bonnet‘s Raw Spicy Strawberry Cream Tarts are perfect for a special occasion. The delicious crust has a nice little bite from the cayenne pepper that is offset by the cool cashew cream filling.
5. Strawberry Cookies and Cream Cheesecake
The base of Harriet Porterfield’s Strawberry Cookies and Cream Cheesecake is sweet and chewy like every good cookie should be and the filling is creamy and light with hints of vanilla. It’s refined sugar-free, gluten free, raw, and vegan. If you don’t have carob, by all means sub with cacao or cocoa, but carob really does give the best dark chocolate cookie flavor. This cheesecake is light and creamy and makes for a crowd-pleasing dessert at a dinner party.
6. Raw Strawberry Banana Cream Cake
You can feel great about eating Emily von Euw’s Raw Strawberry Banana Cream Cake because it’s super healthy and has only simple, wholesome ingredients: fruit and nuts. Plus, it makes a cheerful, stunning dessert for any kind of party.
7. Peanut Butter Strawberry Swirl Nice Cream With Cookie Dough Crumble
In Caroline Doucet‘s Peanut Butter Strawberry Swirl Nice Cream With Cookie Dough Crumble, the nice cream is made from frozen bananas and a swirl of peanut butter and mashed strawberries. It’s that simple! To make it even more special, add a 4-ingredient cookie dough crumble. Everything can be made in the food processor, making it fuss-free and healthy!
8. Vanilla Sponge Cake With Buttercream Frosting and Strawberry Jam
Holly Jade‘s Vanilla Sponge Cake With Buttercream Frosting and Strawberry Jam is moist yet fluffy and delicious with layers of vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam with a coating of light buttercream frosting. The perfect treat for an afternoon tea or special occasion!
9. Raw Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Pie
Kimmy Murphy‘s Raw Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Pie is a pie, it’s a cheesecake – it’s both! This silky-smooth strawberry rhubarb confection is somewhere in between a pie and a cheesecake. The nutty, crumbly crust is held together by a sweet, sticky date paste and then topped with a luxurious cashew, strawberry, and rhubarb cream and chilled until it’s firm. This is a wonderful way to finish off a night.
10. Strawberry Corn Cakes With Coconut Whipped Cream
Gretchen Price‘s Strawberry Corn Cakes With Coconut Whipped Cream s 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.
11. Barley Rosemary Strawberry Shortcakes and Coconut Whipped Cream
These Barley Rosemary Strawberry Shortcakes and Coconut Whipped Cream by Rebekah Waters 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.
12. Raw Strawberry Rhubarb Crispy Cream Cake
This Raw Strawberry Rhubarb Layered Crispy Cream Cake by Amanda Nicole Smith is sweet, tart, rich, crispy, and creamy, totally dreamy. The base is a decadently delicious buckwheat crispy crust that is chewy and sweet with just a touch of vanilla and then it’s topped with two layers of a luxurious cashew cream and fresh rhubarb and strawberries that have been tossed in lemon juice. It’s the fanciest rice crispy treat you’ll ever taste.
13. Raw Strawberry Shortcake Nice Cream Bars
You can relive your childhood with Larice Feuerstein‘s Raw Strawberry Shortcake Nice Cream Bars. These n)ice cream bars were inspired by 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.
14. Vanilla Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake
Fabio Gallo‘s Vanilla Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake is like tasting a little piece of the perfect summer day. The light, airy sponge cake is layered with a rich coconut cream and finished with fresh strawberries. This is the perfect way to finish a nice dinner.
15. 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream
Philipp Ertl‘s 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream has only three ingredients! No churning required, it will stay light, just take it out of the freezer and enjoy strawberry goodness. The lightness comes from aqua faba (bean water, the same you make vegan meringues with), but don’t worry it won’t taste of beans at all. This is so easy and cheap to do it’s incredible. Normally you would throw away the bean water but now you’re actually using it make something super light and deliciously refreshing.
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Lead Image: No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie