The Best Strawberry Desserts for Summer

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I’m one of the many people who love strawberries! To me, they signal summer. For that reason, I so enjoy delighting my family and friends with strawberry desserts this time of year.

strawberry crunch cake in a pan.

In this post, I’ve gathered recipes for cakes, pies, and other yummy things made with strawberries. I promise you will enjoy making and eating each of these strawberry desserts. (To add to the fun, I threw in a couple of other related posts from IBC!)


This Strawberry Ice Cream Cheesecake is a delicious summer dessert recipe. #summer #strawberry #cake #cheesecake #icecream #recipe #dessert

Strawberry Ice Cream Cheesecake

Is it ice cream or cheesecake? With such a delicious concoction, I don’t think it matters. This rich and creamy strawberry treat is dreamy to look at and perfect to serve on a warm day.

This Strawberry Coconut Cake is an easy to make dessert perfect for summer. #dessert #cake #strawberry #coconut

Strawberry Coconut Cake

Made with a box mix, fresh strawberries, and coconut, this is a cake almost anyone can create and everyone will enjoy. I decorated it with my favorite cream cheese frosting, whole berries, plus strawberry leaves and blossoms. So beautiful!

strawberry jello salad in pan.

Strawberry Jello Salad Dessert

Fluffy, fruity, and full of flavor, this Strawberry Jello Salad is a dessert recipe from my childhood that hasn’t gone out of style. Twenty-five years later it’s still just as delicious! 

slice of strawberry crunch cake on a plate with a fork.

Strawberry Crunch Cake

Inspired by a classic ice cream popsicle, this Strawberry Crunch Cake combines a strawberry-flavored cake, homemade cream cheese frosting, and a strawberry cookie crunch topping. This easy-to-make cake is full of strawberry flavor and will certainly impress at any celebration. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Cake #cake #strawberry #rhubarb #summer #dessert #recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

This naked Pink Velvet cake is elegant but easy and perfect for warm-weather entertaining. The layers are infused with strawberry rhubarb syrup and sandwiched together with buttercream frosting and sliced berries. The top is adorned with fresh flowers, a few whole strawberries, and more of that delectable frosting.

In case you’re craving more rhubarb concoctions, check out my roundup of favorite rhubarb recipes here.

This Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a classic dessert that continues to be a favorite! #strawberry #jello #pretzel #dessert #recipe

Strawberry Jell-O Pretzel Salad

This is a classic strawberry recipe that’s great in any season. It’s loaded with contrasts: sweet – salty, creamy – crunchy, healthy – decadent, fresh – prepared. Something for everyone. No wonder it continues to be so popular.

Classic and Homemade Strawberry Shortcake dessert recipe #strawberry #shortcake #dessert #recipe #whippedcream #summer

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Making Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes couldn’t be easier! Learn how with my recipe for this classic summer dessert. Aren’t these individual servings just the cutest?

P.S. There’s also a strawberry rhubarb version of these tasty shortcakes.


How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Bars #strawberry #rhubarb #bars #recipe #dessert #strawberryrhubarb #summer

Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

You’re going to love these Strawberry Rhubarb Bars. The rolled oat crust pairs beautifully with the sweet strawberry and tart rhubarb. You’re in for a treat!

Strawberry Cheerio Treat Bars - spring summer dessert recipe strawberry bar treat #strawberry #summer #treat #bar #cheerio

Strawberry Cheerio Treat Bars

A simple dessert doesn’t have to be ordinary. To make these bright and fruity cereal bars, just combine strawberry-flavored oat cereal, mini marshmallows, and freeze-dried strawberries. Then press the mixture in a pan and drizzle with white chocolate.

Delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Bars #homemade #strawberry #rhubarb #pie #piebars #strawberryrhubarb #dessert #recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Bars

These Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Bars are basically Strawberry Rhubarb Pie in handheld form. The combination of flavors, combined with a moist cake may make these your new go-to summer sweet.


Strawberry Hand Pies - Summer Dessert Recipe Idea #strawberry #pie #handpie #recipe #dessert

Strawberry Hand Pies

I made this cute strawberry dessert for the first time during my series, “A Year of Pie.” These handhelds are great for lunches, snacks, or picnics. Hand pies have all the things I love about pie without any of challenges. What could be better when the weather is warm?

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie | #rhubarb #strawberry #pie #dessert #recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

The sweetness of strawberries and tanginess of rhubarb play off each other wonderfully in this strawberry dessert topped with a crumble made from butter, flour, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon. You’ll experience summer in every bite. My mouth is watering as I write about it.

Unique Treats

stacked Strawberry Nutella Mountain Pies.

Strawberry Nutella Mountain Pie

Want to create a gourmet campfire dessert? I’m teaching you how to make these decadent Strawberry Nutella Mountain Pies. They are perfect while camping or delicious at home around the fire.

strawberry crumble in a baking dish and served in two bowls with ice cream.

Strawberry Crumble

If you’re looking for an easy-to-make and scrumptious dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth, then this strawberry crumble recipe is for you! Made with juicy strawberries and a divine crumble topping, this dessert is sure to become your go-to. Topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, each bite will leave you craving more.

Cheesecake Dip with Strawberries - a fun and delicious way to eat dessert! #cheesecake #dip #strawberries #dessert #recipe

Cheesecake Dip with Strawberries

When you’re pressed for time, try this delightful, “deconstructed” strawberry cheesecake. Just serve fresh whole strawberries with cheesecake dip and graham cracker crumbs. Your guests will enjoy the unique presentation.

The Best Strawberry Desserts for Summer #summer #dessert #strawberry #cake #pie #recipe

P.S. Just in case strawberries are not in plentiful supply right now at your favorite farmers market, you can probably pick up a quart or two at your local grocery store. Or if you prefer, you can buy the frozen variety any time of the year.

If you have time, patience, and a green thumb, you might even want to grow your own. Check out my Strawberry Planter here.

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  1. Just picked some rhubarb. Looking forward to trying the strawberry rhubarb crumble.
    Thank you for all the great suggestions. Always look forward to finding something from you to try.