Come strawberry season, there are so many delicious recipes to choose from and not nearly enough time (or berries, or room in your food budget to keep buying all those berries) to make them all. Don't worry — we're here to help save you time and make the decision a little easier by narrowing down the absolute best strawberry recipes to make this summer.
If had to pick just one berry-laden dessert to make all summer it would be this simple cake — no doubt about it. It's a riff on our one-bowl vanilla cake, with inspiration from skillet cornbread and a nod to the sweetness of a classic upside-down cake.
With just three ingredients, you can be sure that strawberries shine front and center in this not-too-sweet, not-too-fussy smoothie.
Attention, berry-lovers: This is the pitcher drink that's going to get you through summer.
Even when rhubarb disappears from the market, you'll still find me making this classic summer dessert. I make up for the lack of tangy rhubarb by doubling down on the strawberries.
No matter the occasion, there is always a place on the table for this classic no-bake treat. And best of all, you only need strawberries, whipped cream, and graham crackers to pull it off.
Of course, you can use this strawberry honey butter on toast, waffles, scones, and muffins. But more than anything I love stirring a pat of this berry-kissed butter into a bowl of warm oats.
Dessert doesn't get much simpler than this, you guys. Ripe berries don't need much help, but soak them in some red wine and add a dollop of whipped cream, and they're better than you can even imagine.
If bar cookies are your jam, this is the only potluck dessert you need to know. Sweet berries partner with white chocolate chunks to give blondies a summery twist.
I'm hard-pressed to find a more quintessential summer dessert than a simple strawberry shortcake.
When you're sitting on a giant haul of strawberries, jam is always a good idea. And if you don't have the time, space, or patience required for traditional jam-making and canning, this simpler version is for you.