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Best ever strawberry recipes

21 beautiful strawberry recipes to make the most of succulent and sweet strawberries and the British summer, from strawberry ice cream cake to dainty strawberry choux buns

Looking for a strawberry shortcake recipe? Want to know how to make the perfect strawberry cake? Check out our favourite strawberry recipes here. We have some great dessert ideas using the classic strawberries and cream combination, from dinky donuts to ice cream and eclairs. 

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British strawberry season runs from June to September, so plenty of time to create some light and colourful summer recipes. From afternoon tea treats to dinner party desserts, we have the strawberry recipe for you…


Strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches

These strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches are an easy but impressive summer treat. If you’re planning on making these a day or so ahead, just dunk the sides of the sandwiches into the freeze-dried strawberries before serving.

Strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches

Strawberry and cream donuts

We’ve taken the classic British combination, strawberries and cream and transformed it into a donut. These donuts are not only incredibly moreish and easy to make, they’re a perfect summertime treat.

Strawberry and Cream Doughnuts

Strawberry trifles

The easiest, quickest strawberry trifle recipe: made with Madeira cake. Topped with custard and cream, these individual pots make a good weekend pudding.

Strawberry trifles

Strawberry and earl grey roulade

A clever update for the classic Swiss roll. This easy Earl Grey flavoured roulade, filled with strawberries and cream is designed to impress with every slice as a smart dinner-party dessert.

Strawberry and earl grey roulade

Strawberry jaffa cakes

We’ve taken a great British classic and given it our own twist with this recipe for strawberry jaffa cakes. They’re a little effort but everyone will love them.

Strawberry jaffa cakes

White chocolate and strawberry ice-cream cake

Our favourite strawberry cake recipe. White chocolate, strawberry ice cream, cake: three things we love the most in our puddings. Try this easy layer cake for the perfect dinner-party dessert.

White chocolate and strawberry ice-cream cake

Coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup

Our recipe for coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup is a delicious start to the day. Plus, they’re under 500 calories.

coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup

Strawberry tart

This strawberry tart recipe comes from Noble Rot in Bloomsbury, London. It’s easy to make but looks really impressive – great for entertaining.

strawberry tart

Rose and almond choux buns

Bite-sized rosewater cream buns, designed to impress. A new way to use choux pastry, these crumble-topped treats are a doddle once you’ve mastered the choux.

Rose and almond choux buns

Video: how to make strawberry cruffins

Watch our video to master this strawberry cruffin (croissant/muffin) hack! Try swapping the custard for Nutella, pistachio paste or orange curd.

strawberry cruffins

Strawberry and pistachio cake

A lovely summer pistachio and strawberry cake that’s worth the extra effort. When strawberries smell good, they should be at optimum ripeness and have flavour – perfect for this cake.

Strawberry and pistachio cake

Strawberry éclairs

Our light and airy strawberry éclairs are a fantastic summery twist on the classic chocolate. They’re a little effort, but look stunning – they’ll be a hit with adults and kids alike

Strawberry éclairs

Strawberries Romanoff

This classic dessert of strawberries, orange liqueur and cream is stylish enough for you to serve at a summer dinner party, but it is in fact really easy to whip up last minute, taking the stress out of entertaining.

Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberry dream

The best recipe for strawberry layer cake. This dinner-party dessert is made with vanilla sponge, filled with strawberry mascarpone cream with Italian meringue frosting.

Strawberry dream

Easy strawberry mousse

Pudding doesn’t always have to mean high-calorie. This strawberry mousse is quick, easy and under 200 calories, making it a delicious, lighter way to end your meal.

Easy strawberry mousse

Strawberry and cream lollies

Strawberries and cream frozen together make the best iced lollies. Roast the berries, mix with condensed milk and freeze. Make plenty, everyone will love them.

Strawberry and cream lollies

Eton mess

A classic English dessert that makes the most out of succulent, sweet British strawberries. Strawberries, meringues and cream make a heavenly combination. Use ready made meringues to make this dessert really simple.

Eton mess

Strawberry pancakes with amaretto syrup and sugared almonds

These American-style strawberry pancakes are ideal for brunch or pudding. The amaretto syrup and sugared almonds give them a sweet and sophisticated twist. Use a heavy pan for consistent heat while cooking.

Strawberry pancakes with amaretto syrup and sugared almonds

Hazelnut tartlets with white chocolate and strawberries

Our mini tartlets make an ideal small bite for entertaining when you want a little sweetness instead of a large pudding. The fresh strawberries cut through the rich and smooth hazelnut and white chocolate filling.

Hazelnut tartlets with white chocolate and strawberries

No-churn double strawberry ice cream

Strawberry ice cream is a family favourite but home-made tastes so much better. This recipe for no-churn double strawberry ice cream is super easy and makes delicious, creamy ice cream that everyone will love

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No-churn double strawberry ice cream

Strawberry margarita slushies

Stay cool this summer with these refreshing strawberry margarita slushies. These fruity drinks are super quick and easy to make, a perfect crowd-pleaser.

Strawberry margarita slushies