Try These Recipes With Strawberries for Kids

From Strawberry Salads to Strawberry Dessert Recipes, A Bevy of Berry Recipes

When fresh strawberries are in season, turn to these recipes for kids with new ways to enjoy one of nature's juiciest fruits.

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    Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

    Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
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    Ordinary strawberry shortcake gets a makeover for chocolate-lovers in this recipe, which uses a chocolate biscuit dough rather than a plain biscuit dough. Could there be a better way to enjoy fresh strawberries?

  • 02 of 16

    Strawberry Smoothies

    Pink smoothie
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    Refreshing and creamy, these strawberry smoothies taste great for breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert.

  • 03 of 16

    Strawberries in Cream Cheese

    Dipped strawberries
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    Fresh strawberries are dipped in a sweetened cream cheese dip, then coated with sprinkles in this delectable recipe that makes a great snack for kids.

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    Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

    Strawberry milkshake
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    There's nothing like a strawberry milkshake made with fresh strawberries, and this one doesn't disappoint. Use a premium vanilla ice cream for the best flavor.

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  • 05 of 16

    Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

    Strawberry salad
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    This strawberry spinach salad is a delight for the senses. Sweet, crunchy pecans mix with spinach and juicy strawberries in this salad. This salad makes a perfect potluck recipe or holiday recipe for Easter, Mother's Day or Memorial Day.

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    Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

    Strawberry cupcakes recipe

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    These cupcakes are full of fresh strawberry flavor -- pureed strawberries in the cupcake batter, plus chopped strawberries in the cupcake frosting.

  • 07 of 16

    Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

    Strawberry Buttercream

    The Spruce Eats / Elaine Lemm

    A fun pink frosting to dress cupcakes, cakes, and even brownies, kids are sure to love this strawberry buttercream. It's an all-natural recipe that's flavored and colored by fresh strawberries, so you can feel a little better about the treats they're eating.

  • 08 of 16

    Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

    Strawberry Icebox Cake
    Strawberry Icebox Cake. Stephanie Gallagher

    This is one of those great desserts that looks super fancy, but is actually very simple to make. With just 5 ingredients (6, if you include the chocolate sauce for garnish), this no-bake strawberry dessert recipe is easy enough for the kids to make!

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  • 09 of 16

    Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

    Strawberry ice cream
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    There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh, homemade ice cream. And with fresh strawberries, balsamic vinegar, milk and cream, this strawberry ice cream recipe is both simple and elegantly rich at the same time.

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    Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart Recipe

    Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart
    Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart. Stephanie Gallagher

    This tart looks impressive, but it's really quite simple to prepare, because it starts with a refrigerated pie crust. A layer of sweetened cream cheese gives this strawberry tart a cheesecake-like flavor (only much lighter). And a drizzle of chocolate sauce is the perfect finish for this impressive strawberry dessert recipe.

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    Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcake

    Strawberry shortcake

    The biscuits for the strawberry shortcake dough are studded with mini chocolate chips. Once you try this recipe, you'll want to eat strawberry shortcake this way all the time.

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    Strawberry Salad Recipe

    Strawberry salad
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    This easy strawberry salad is made with baby spinach, fresh strawberries, walnuts and blue cheese. I like to make this recipe for parties, holidays or just a weeknight meal.

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  • 13 of 16

    Strawberry Tunnel Cake

    Strawberry Tunnel Cake
    Strawberry Tunnel Cake. Stephanie Gallagher

    This strawberry dessert starts with a store-bought angel food cake. The middle is then scooped out and filled with a sweetened cream cheese mixture. The cake is then topped with a whipped topping and more fresh strawberries.

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    Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

    Strawberry lemoade
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    This strawberry lemonade is so much better than anything you'd find in a can. Made with fresh strawberries and lemons, this is recipes that will make you look forward to strawberry season.

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    Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

    Frozen yogurt
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    Made with fresh strawberries, Greek yogurt and chocolate chips, this strawberry frozen yogurt is rich and creamy.

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    Strawberry French Toast Casserole Recipe

    Strawberry french toast
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    Fresh sliced strawberries are mixed into this French toast casserole, and the sauce is made with fresh strawberries, too, for a double dose of strawberry flavor.