30+ Sweet Strawberries-and-Cream Treats
Nothing says springtime like fresh, sweet strawberries paired with a luscious cream. Raid the local farmers' market for a bumper crop of berries and bake them in cakes, macerate in wine, stuff with cream, and more. The possibilities are endless with these sensational strawberries-and-cream recipes.
Strawberries and Cream Cake
Fresh strawberry jam layered between white cake and topped with homemade strawberry frosting makes this cake the ultimate strawberry indulgence.
Strawberries with Whipped Sour Cream
Simmer strawberries in white wine, sugar, and orange juice for a simply satisfying, low-fat dessert. Top berries with whipped sour cream mixture.
Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart
Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake
Celebrate the sweet tastes of spring with this beautiful layered meringue cake. Vanilla-scented mascarpone cheese and sliced strawberries separate the layers.
Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake
Strawberry Pancake Roll-ups
This is our version of a popular spring breakfast special at the Buffalo Cafe in Whitefish, Montana. Thin and tender, the pancakes are rolled around a strawberry pink filling. You can make the strawberry sauce and cream cheese mixture (steps 1 and 2) up to 2 days ahead; cover separately and chill.
By stuffing hollowed out strawberries with a scrumptious mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and amaretto, you end up with a delectable treat that's bound to disappear off of spring and summer plates.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwiches
This simple dessert-for-breakfast takes mere minutes and just five ingredients to assemble. Slather a homemade strawberry-cream cheese mixture between two toasted waffles, and you're done.
Irish Strawberry-and-Cream Cheesecake
Sour cream cuts the sweetness of this adults-only cheesecake, while vanilla and Irish cream liqueur give it irresistible flavor.
Strawberries with Orange-Ricotta Cream
Prepare the orange-ricotta cream early in the day; it is best served very cold over ripe strawberries. You'll have a half cup of the cheese mixture left over. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Strawberry-Cream Cheese Bars
Strawberry preserves make up the fruity layer of these luscious Strawberry-Cream Cheese Bars.
Strawberry Pretzel Crostini
The sturdy pretzel holds the weight of the strawberries and cream cheese making this bite-size Strawberry Pretzel Crostini an ideal finger food.
Strawberry-Almond Cake Roll
Don't panic--this strawberry and whipped cream-filled cake is surprisingly easy to roll.
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes are a special treat to end the week. A dollop of homemade whipped cream tops sliced strawberries that are sandwiched between chocolate biscuit halves. You might want to double this dessert.
Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake
Trust us: This simple and swoon-worthy sheet cake will be a keeper in your recipe box. File it under "Springtime Crowd-pleaser."
Black Pepper Strawberries-and-Cream Gelly Shots
Juicy strawberries and a hint of black pepper are already a winning combination, but add vodka and vanilla cream and you've got the best shooters your party could ask for. If you have trouble finding strawberry liqueur, substitute Chambord (raspberry liqueur, readily available in many package stores).
Roasted Strawberries with Ice Cream
Simplicity is the key with this summery dessert of Roasted Strawberries with Ice Cream.
Cream Cake with Fresh Strawberries
This variation on traditional strawberry shortcake is a great way to use all those ripe berries. It takes about an hour to prepare and cook, then 30 more minutes to cool.
Lavender-Scented Strawberries with Honey Cream
Showcase the season's first berries in this rich, not-too-sweet dessert. Be sure to use Greek yogurt, which has been strained and is thus very thick and creamy.
Strawberry Ice Cream Shortcakes
This twist on traditional strawberry shortcake features a scoop of ice cream on each cake for an ultra-cool and creamy treat.
This simple take on a classic British dessert requires only a handful of ingredients and can be thrown together at a moment’s notice—in short, it’s one of our favorite kinds of desserts. Best of all, it doesn’t even require perfect strawberries in the fruit puree. Overripe or even bruised berries can be put to good use in this recipe. Reserve your best-looking berries for the sliced topping. And feel free to swap out the crushed butter cookies for ginger snaps, graham crackers, or chocolate wafer cookies. You’d be a fool not to try this one.
Vegan Mini Strawberry Cream Pies
These adorable, fruity delights are no joke. The blush pink, creamy center is the perfect balance of sweet strawberries and coconut cream, and it's so rich and thick you'd think it were frozen soft-serve yogurt. The secret? Coconut oil and silken tofu contribute a smooth, thick texture and decadent mouthfeel. Encased by a nutty crust that has a hint of tropical flavors from macadamia nuts, these baby cream pies are the perfect warm weather treat that both vegans and non-vegans can enjoy.
Strawberry Snacking Cake with Strawberry Whipped Cream
A simple vanilla cake, accented with hints of brown sugar and spices, and topped with bright, juicy strawberries—what more could you want? This rustically elegant strawberry cake is exceptionally easy to mix up, and is delightful served with coffee or tea for breakfast. (And we all know, cake for breakfast is always a good decision.) The strawberry whipped cream adds a lovely touch of decadence to the not-overly-sweet snack cake. We suggest enjoying this cake the day it’s baked.
Strawberry Waffle Sundaes
These super-easy sundaes call for just five ingredients, but are the ultimate strawberry indulgence.
Because it contains no flour, the traditional Australian pavlova is an excellent choice for a Passover dessert. It's a big, fancy meringue with a crisp surface and a soft, almost marshmallow-like interior. You can top it with any fruit you like; the classic ones are strawberries, kiwis, bananas, and passionfruit.
Strawberries and Cream Semifreddo
The next time you're looking for an easy crowd-pleasing dessert, think icebox cakes. By definition, these cool, refreshing desserts are make-ahead: Mix them up, then let them sit in the fridge or freezer before serving. This "semifreddo" (an Italian term meaning "partially frozen dessert"), features mascarpone cheese, butter shortbread cookies, and fresh berries.
Honey-Lime Strawberries with Whipped Cream
These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.
Strawberry Yogurt Cream Pie with Cereal Crust
Made with a fiber cereal-crusted pie shell, this strawberry yogurt cream pie is the ultimate no-bake dessert. With a fruity, rich filling (made even more digestive-friendly with the addition of Greek yogurt and berries *you’re welcome*), this breakfast-inspired treat is everything you want in a (somewhat) guilt-free dessert. It’s ultra-satisfying with just the right amount of sweetness, without sending you over the edge.
Merlot Strawberries with Whipped Cream
A decadent merlot sauce coats these fresh sweet strawberries and turns this bowl of fruit into a bona fide dessert. Finish with a dollop of whip cream.
Run a butter knife or offset spatula along sides of the ice-cream cups for easy removal. Ice cream and cookies can be assembled a few hours ahead and placed in the freezer until ready to serve.
Strawberry Parfait with Fresh Normandy Cream
This dessert is simple to make and has the most amazing combination of flavors and textures. It combines sweet and tart, creamy and peppery flavors. Try to purchase locally grown strawberries that have ripened on the plant.
Celebrate the arrival of strawberry season with this fresh dessert of Ricotta-Strawberry Napoleons.