8 Sweet Strawberry Treats to Enjoy This Season

Summer equals seasonal fruit, which means you’ll soon be adding pints of strawberries to your grocery carts or even heading out to a nearby U-Pick farm to pick them yourselves. But what to do with your haul? The eight sweet recipes below are a few of our favourites.

1. Strawberry Jam (The Best)

Eat the season out of season! By picking strawberries at their peak, turning them into sweet jam and sterilizing the jars, you’ll be able to enjoy the flavours of the summer all year long.

2. Lemonade and Strawberry Popsicles

Summer is the season for frozen treats, and you can never go wrong with ice pops. These treats taste like strawberry lemonade (yum!) and it all starts with fresh strawberries that are puréed and passed through a sieve to strain out the seeds.

3. Creamy Strawberry Mousse

If you’re looking for a simple strawberry-laden dessert, look no further than this mousse. Light and creamy, it’ll be your go-to treat during the summer months.

4. Rustic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic duo, and this galette is the perfect vehicle for these two seasonal ingredients. With a simple, rustic-looking crust that requires zero effort and no need for a pie plate or fancy crimping, you’ll be turning to this recipe often while strawberries and rhubarb are at their peak!

5. Strawberry Mille Feuille

We now go from a straightforward dessert to one that will admittedly require a bit of time and effort. But, oh, will it be worth it when you dig into this layered mille feuille. It is normally a chocolatey recipe, but we think it works extremely well with strawberries, too.

6. Frozen Strawberry Puff Pastry

You remember that flaky pastry filled with jelly and cream that you used to beg your mom to purchase at the supermarket? It’s a Canadian childhood classic! But we’ve elevated it with this frozen version, filled with homemade whipped cream and strawberry jam, drizzled with chocolate sauce and topped with strawberries. It’ll definitely take you back!

7. Pink Strawberry French Macarons

Macarons are those delicate French confections that you would never think to make at home. But you can! A simple strawberry jam is sandwiched between two cookies made of egg white and ground almonds for a taste of heaven in each bite. It may take a few tries before you become an expert, but the trial-and-error process is sure to be a tasty one.

8. Strawberry Shortcake (The Best)

We can’t round up our most favourite strawberry desserts without including our popular shortcake recipe! With reviews from our community such as “This recipe did not disappoint,” “It’s outstanding,” and “I still can’t get over how good it was,” it would be remiss of you to not bake one up, too, if you haven’t already!