Nothing says summer like strawberry desserts, it’s why almost all Canada Day desserts use strawberries.


I reached out to food bloggers to share their favourite Canada Day desserts recipes and realized so many of them featured strawberries.

It’s actually not surprising as strawberry season is in its peak on July 1st and so these red berries are a no brainer.

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I grew up in Nova Scotia and picking strawberries was part of growing up.

We’d head out after dinner so my grandparents could make enough strawberry jam and freezer jam for the whole year.

Strawberries aren’t one of the most exotic fruits, but they are one of my favourites. In the summer I skip the cereal and just a bowl of them in milk for breakfast.

Because strawberries are not a common Cuban food. I’ve heard they are possible to buy but I’ve never seen them.

And this year a perk of not traveling this year is that I’ll get to eat strawberries this summer.

Alex Morozov from Benjamin Bridge recommends their non vintage rosé for creamy, soft, sweet strawberry desserts.

Take your Canada Day party up a notch and pair it with Nova Scotia wine.

If you like rosé from Provence this is a fun one to try.



These strawberry desserts include old fashioned recipes, modern inspirations and even paleo gluten-free strawberry recipes.

There’s something for everyone. They make for great Canada Day desserts, Fourth of July desserts or just because it’s summer.

An easy strawberry dessert, with only a few ingredients but it’s so good people will ask you for the recipe.

Just bake a frozen pastry tart shell or make your own if you feel like it, it’s one of the easiest Canada Day desserts.

One of the most iconic Canada Day desserts, this panna cotta and strawberry cake is a perfectly wonderful way to celebrate our country’s birthday without carbs or sugar!

One of the easiest decadent strawberry desserts only uses three ingredients.

These truffles use dried strawberries and are ready in 20 minutes.

An easy summer dessert that doesn’t need to be baked!

Simply assemble layers of whipped cream, sweet strawberry jam and filling on a graham cracker crust.

It’s easy enough to get the kids involved.

This mixed berry crisp is versatile and uses strawberries and whatever else is in season.

This cafe recipe is delightfully easy to eat on its own or for a bit of decadence add French vanilla ice cream.

A traditional dessert from English, Eton Mess combines crispy meringues, fresh whipped cream and fresh berries.

Tres leches is a common throughout Latin America and one of the most popular Peruvian desserts.

Tres leches means three milks and uses regular, condensed milk and evaporated milk with a fun strawberry twist to make a Canada Day dessert.

Using the most iconic Canadian food as a sweetener, maple syrup makes a creamy custard topped with strawberry compote.

It’s a great single serving berry dessert that can be made in advance.

Strawberry rhubarb is such a classic combination and this is one of the most beautiful rustic strawberry desserts.

Yes this is a strawberry dessert that’s good for you!

Chia are great sources of rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, omega 3’s, vitamins, and minerals. 

This is a dessert you can feel good about.

Everyone loves pizza and fruit pizza takes the fun up a notch. Need a quick Independence Day dessert? Toss some blueberries as well and you’re set to go.

This cast-iron skillet dessert makes that childhood toaster pastry into a sophisticated summer dessert.

Use store bought pastry crust and it’s easy enough to make with kids.

This decadent strawberry dessert is worth the effort. It uses a butter dough, ripe strawberries, creamy mascarpone cheese with just a touch of lime.

It’s not the fastest dessert to make but well worth the time.

You aren’t sacrificing any flavour with this gluten-free, vegan tapioca dessert.

Using three ingredients, this dessert is light and refreshing with seasonal fruit puree.

A classic English dessert, strawberry fool may be from the 16th century but it is still one of the best strawberry desserts today.

Nothing beat popsicles on a hot summer day, these strawberry banana popsicles are easy to make and adults will love them as much as kids.

A classic lemon buttermilk cake with a cream cheese icing using homemade strawberry jam.

It’s a wonderfully moist cake and no one can pass up cream cheese icing.

This strawberry pudding supplies us with healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber rich fruits, and probiotics!

This gluten free keto version with your favourite low carb sweeteners is a wonderful addition to any weight loss diet plan.

A strawberry shortcake to please a crowd, you can’t go wrong with a classic trifle cake,

Layers of gorgeous strawberries, whipped cream and strawberry sauce top. If you want to make a statement this is the way to go.

A fun make ahead dessert, strawberry frozen yogurt is the perfect ending to a summer meal.

This dessert recipe uses Greek yogurt for the added benefits of protein.

This light summer dessert is a treat with a mojito spin.

Strawberry mojito sorbet is made with a touch of rum, along with mint and strawberries for an adult treat.

These easy strawberry cheesecake bites are so fun and perfect for summer.

Just 3 ingredients, including a surprise of a golden Oreo bottom. Who doesn’t love an Oreo surprise?

A touch of balsamic vinegar brings out the juicy sweetness of fresh local strawberries in these easy strawberry shortcakes, served in pint-size mason jars.

No baking required for this frozen strawberry pie, which uses real cream topped on a graham cracker crust.

It’s a perfect make ahead summer treat.

This sweet creamy ice cream may sound unusual with the use of basil and goat cheese. But sweet and savoury works so well here.

Pavlova with strawberries is an easy make ahead dessert.

Try this naturally gluten free dessert with a layer of meringue topped with freshly whipped cream and macerated strawberries.

A fresh, chocolate covered strawberry is hidden inside a sweet vanilla cheesecake.

These individual no-bake desserts are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Scones are a great option for breakfast, bunch and after dinner. These strawberry and cream scones are a great way to kick off summer fruits.

The perfect pairing of chocolate and strawberries always draws a crowd.

These dark chocolate cupcakes are topped with a light strawberry Swiss meringue buttercream.

No need for J-ello, this strawberry pie is made from scratch.

It features an old-fashioned crust made from butter and is topped with fresh strawberries coated in a strawberry glaze.

If you didn’t think this was one of the best strawberry desserts so far, it’s then topped with sweetened whipped cream.

No one can turn down a chocolate strawberry, especially when it’s served on a stick.

This handheld dessert is perfect in warm weather when you want to avoid sticky hands.

These easy Canada Day desserts are not only gluten free, but also vegan and paleo.

Best of all, they only require 2 ingredients.

A great strawberry dessert even those on a paleo diet can eat. These strawberry coconut thumbprint cookies are gluten-free, vegan and grain-free.

Those just wanting a touch of something sweet without too much indulgence will love that this sugar-free strawberry fluff is only 60 calories per serving.

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Strawberry Cake Roll

This Easy Strawberry Cake Roll looks fancy but it’s so simple to make!

A perfect Canada Day dessert, Mother’s Day brunch, Father’s Day dinner, graduation parties or casual BBQs.

It’s the most lovely spring or summer dessert for any occasion. And it’s a pretty cheap way to feed a crowd too!

This gluten free, vegan strawberry pie is also free of refined sugar and yet has a flakey crust and sweet filling.

A no-churn, light, summery, red-wine infused ice cream with hints of strawberry and salted dark chocolate.

Takes only 10 minutes to prep and 4 hours to freeze before you can indulge in this adult-only ice cream.

This simple no bake strawberry cheesecake recipe, includes Prosecco drenched berries for a really special touch.

A delicious dessert and super easy dessert for adults.

You’ll smell this coconut strawberry cake before it arrives and it smells as good as it tastes.

This strawberry coconut cake is delightfully moist and is topped with crunchy coconut crumble.

For those with a sweet tooth, this four layer cake, best made when strawberries are at their peak. The sweetness is balanced with the mascarpone cream so that the strawberries really shine.

In the heat of summer who wants to bake strawberry desserts?

Thankfully this no bake recipe uses a chilled cheesecake layer on top of a graham cracker crust.

You’d never know this strawberry shortcake is vegan and gluten-free.

The individual portions layer delicious coconut cream and fresh summer strawberries with a grain free biscuit.

A classic combination like strawberries and cream are perfect together in this creamy tres leches cake, also a popular Colombian food although sadly it rarely has strawberries on it there.

Macarons are delicate, light and not as complicated to make as you would think.

The strawberry sweet filling is hugged with two flakey cookies. Kids love them, but adults love them more.

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Strawberry Bundt Cake 

One of the most traditional strawberries desserts, a moist strawberry bundt cake is full of flavour with swirls of strawberry hidden inside.

A boozy strawberry margarita cheesecake for the adults. It’s a perfect way to end a summer evening.

Tangy cheesecake filling is topped with sweet strawberry sauce with just a hint of tequila and Cointreau.

You can make it in advance and store it in the fridge until it’s ready to eat.

If you loved the retro 80s Jello and Cool Whip dessert you’ll go crazy for this healthier version using whole foods.

This creamy strawberry pie is a no-bake recipe that is great for those on a paleo diet.

This strawberry dessert is so beautiful you wouldn’t believe it’s so easy to make.

It’s a simple recipe of fresh fruit, mascarpone cheese and almonds but is sure to be a family favourite.

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Strawberry Bavarian Cream

A wonderfully light mousse-like dessert is made with fresh strawberries and a yolk custard.

Strawberry Bavarian cream is a great no bake dessert that highlights luscious strawberries in season.

A classic sponge cake made even better with a creamy strawberry white chocolate mousse.


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