10 Easy And Healthy Strawberry Recipes For Kids

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and fiber, making them a healthy fruit option and a good alternative for unhealthy sugary candies. They are also rich sources of antioxidants. Here are a few strawberry recipes for kids that may impress your little ones and make them have more. Since strawberries have a versatile taste, you can incorporate them into various interesting recipes, whether as a snack or part of a meal. Be it shakes, fruit salad, desserts (such as cakes, pies, or sorbet), pancakes, or toppings such as jams or jelly. Try these out to add a dose of antioxidants to your children’s lives.

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10 Easy Strawberry Recipes For Kids

1. Strawberry And Cream Cheese Tart:

You Will Need:

  • 1 refrigerated or frozen pie crust, thawed according to package directions
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup brown or jaggery sugar + 2-3 tablespoons
  • ½ cup chocolate sauce

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Unroll the piece crust to fit into the 9-inch tart pan. Prick the crust with a toothpick to allow the steam to escape through. Bake the tart for 9 to 12 minutes until they turn golden brown in color. Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool completely.
  3. Beat the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, and ½ cup sugar with an electric beater until smooth. Spread the cheese mixture generously into the tart shell.
  4. Arrange the strawberry slices over the cream cheese layer in a decorative pattern. If you want, you can even drizzle chocolate sauce over it.
  5. Refrigerate the tart until it is ready to serve.
protip_icon Point to consider
Involve your child in age-appropriate food preparation tasks, such as beating the cheese or assembling the dish, to help them develop a healthy relationship with food.

2. Strawberry Cupcake:

Strawberry cupcake recipes for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 2/3 cup to 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free or all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon of pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons of butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar

For Strawberry Cupcake Frosting:

  • ½ cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoon of milk

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line the muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Place the strawberries in a food processor and puree until smooth. Mix the strawberry puree with vanilla and milk and leave it aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt, and baking powder and leave it aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter for 1 minute. Add sugar and beat well. Next, beat in eggs.
  5. Alternately, add half of the strawberry mixture, then half of the flour mixture and mix until blended.
  6. Fill the tins ¾ way up and bake for 20 to 22 minutes. Leave it to cool for 10 minutes and transfer to the wire rack.
  7. To make the strawberry cupcake frosting, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until it is smooth and fluffy.
  8. Add one teaspoon of milk and vanilla and beat again. If the frosting is too thick, then you can add another teaspoon of milk until you get the desired consistency. Stir in the chopped strawberries.
  9. Frost the strawberry cupcakes with the strawberry icing. This is a delicious and super yummy strawberry recipe for kids. Alternatively, you may also bake fresh strawberry muffins using either a similar approach or a slightly modified recipe.

3. Chocolate Coated Strawberries:

You Will Need:

  • 12 oz. semisweet or dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 quart of fresh strawberries, washed and dried thoroughly

How To:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe container and heat on 50% power for about a minute. Stir and continue heating on 50% power for another 30 seconds until the chocolate melts completely.
  3. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip into the chocolate mixture and lay on the wax paper to harden.
  4. Refrigerate the chocolate coated strawberries before serving. You can even pour melted white chocolate over it.

You may also try other simple yet scrumptious recipes involving chocolate and strawberries, such as strawberry brownies and white chocolate strawberry fudge.

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If you don’t have chocolate, combine unsalted butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, and dates syrup to make chocolate frosting that can be used to coat strawberries.

4. Cheesecake And Strawberries In A Glass:

Cheesecake and strawberries in a glass

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You Will Need:

  • 200 grams of buttery biscuit
  • 6 tablespoons of icing sugar
  • 200 grams of cream cheese
  • 500 grams of strawberry, halved or quartered
  • 200ml double cream
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

How To:

  1. Place the biscuits in a food processor bowl and process until you get smooth crumbs.
  2. Divide the crumbs between the glasses.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the cream, cream cheese, vanilla and five tablespoons of icing sugar.
  4. Place half the strawberries and remaining sugar in another bowl and crush with a fork to get a puree like consistency.
  5. Drizzle the puree through the cream and divide between the jars.
  6. Top the cheesecake with remaining strawberries and chill for a couple of hours.

You can explore a range of visually enticing pudding and custard options featuring strawberries, such as strawberry trifle or strawberry parfait. Enhance their flavor and presentation by garnishing them with whipped cream and freshly chopped berries.

5. Strawberry And Marshmallow Mousse:

You Will Need:

  • 250 grams of fresh strawberry, halved
  • 25 grams of caster sugar
  • 140 grams of mini marshmallow
  • 200ml double cream

How To:

  1. Put all the strawberries, except two into a pan along with sugar and 100 ml water.
  2. Cook the strawberries for about 3 minutes.
  3. Take it off the flame and mash using the fork.
  4. Add the marshmallow and stir until it dissolves. Leave it aside to cool.
  5. Whip the cream until it doubles in sizes and fold into the cooled strawberry mix.
  6. Spoon the mixture into separate bowls and chill for about 2 hours or until set.
  7. Use the reserved strawberries for garnishing.

Try this healthy strawberry recipe for kids and sure you will see smile on your little one’s face.

Whitney, a mother of three, reveals her favorite, effortless strawberry recipes ideal for the summers, “It’s hard to call them recipes because they are so basic. I guarantee you’ll enjoy these easy ideas for strawberries this summer: Strawberry lemonade (pink lemonade + finely chopped strawberries), strawberries + whipped cream, strawberry ice cream (finely chopped strawberries + favorite vanilla ice cream), and sugar-dusted strawberries (sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve) (ⅰ).”

6. Strawberry Filled Pastries:

Strawberry filled pastry for kids

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You Will Need:

For The Pastry Crust:

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup refined coconut oil, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk

For The Strawberry Filling:

  • 16 ounces of strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Additional Ingredients
  • 1 large egg, beaten

How To:

  1. Place the oats in the food processor jar and process for about 20 seconds or until you get a fine powder.
  2. Add flax seeds, flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon and process for 10 more seconds, until well combined.
  3. Add coconut oil and pulse until lumps of coconut oil are visible. Add the milk and pulse for 10 to 12 times. You’ll get a dough like consistency now.
  4. Shape the dough into two equal sized balls and place in separate plastic bags. Flatten the dough slightly with your hands.
  5. Place the bag on the work surface and roll out the dough to all four corners of the bag.
  6. Open the bag to remove the air bubbles and then reseal. Place the flattened dough in the freezer. Repeat the same method with the other ball.
  7. For the filling, process the strawberries until chunky and not completely pureed.
  8. Transfer the mixture to a medium-sized saucepan and stir in the salt and sugar. Place the pan over medium flame and bring it to a simmer.
  9. Lower the heat and keep simmering until the mixture reduces slightly.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and lemon juice until well combined.
  11. Now stir into the berry mixture and continue to simmer until the mixture thickens. Leave it to chill in the refrigerator.
  12. Take out the dough from the freezer and cut into 12 rectangular pieces.
  13. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper and place six rectangles on it. Put a teaspoon of strawberry filling in the middle of each rectangle and spread gently with a knife.
  14. Place the remaining rectangles on top of each pastry and seal the edges with a fork. Poke holes on each pastry and brush it with egg wash. Bake for 18 minutes or until brown and crispy.

Delectable strawberry turnovers, featuring a buttery puff pastry paired with sweet strawberry filling, are suitable for any occasion.

7. Strawberry Smoothie:

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla soy milk
  • ½ cup non-fat vanilla yogurt

How To:

  1. Place the pineapple chunks and frozen strawberries in a food processor. You can even cut the strawberries to make it easier to puree them.
  2. Next, add vanilla soy milk, honey and vanilla yogurt to it.
  3. Cover and puree until you get a smooth consistency. This is one of the most super-simple and healthy strawberry smoothie recipes for kids to satisfy your little one’s sweet tooth.
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You can freeze the leftover smoothie in ice cream molds and make delectable ice lollies.

8. Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake:

Chocolate strawberry shortcake recipe for kids

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You Will Need:

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons of cold butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • Homemade whipped cream

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cocoa powder, sugar, salt, flour and baking powder.
  3. Cut the butter using a pastry blender or two forks, until it becomes crumbly.
  4. In a small sized bowl, whisk together cream and egg.
  5. Pour the cream mixture into the flour mixture and mix until it comes together. You will get sticky dough.
  6. Grease a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Drop the dough on the baking sheet with an ice cream scoop. Flatten it with a finger to about ¾ thick. Bake the cake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, stir together powdered sugar and strawberries.
  9. To make the shortcake, place the cake on the chocolate biscuit with the flat side up on the plate. Top it with whipped cream and strawberries. This recipe for strawberry shortcake is perfect for kids and makes for a quick and easy dessert that you can be proud of. Your children will love it!

9. Strawberry And Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt:

You Will Need:

  • 1 ½ cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

How To:

  1. In a blender, puree the strawberries. Next strain the mixture into a bowl. You can continue making the recipe without straining the puree as well.
  2. Add sugar and yogurt to the strawberry puree and beat until smooth. Chill the mixture for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  3. Now add the mixture to the ice cream maker and make the ice cream according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. When the yogurt is done, put the chocolate chunks in the ice cream maker. Continue mixing the chocolate until the chips are well incorporated.
  5. Serve the flavored yogurt immediately or freeze in an airtight container.

If you’re looking for a tasty breakfast idea for kids, this recipe is an excellent choice. Additionally, you might want to experiment with some other quick and easy strawberry-based breakfast recipes, such as strawberry french toast, quesadillas, sandwiches, wraps, or omelets.

10. Strawberry Ice Pop:

Strawberry ice pop recipes for kids

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You Will Need:

  • 1 cup of strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
  • 6 disposable plastic cups or popsicle mold
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • 6 pop sticks

How To:

  1. Place the sliced strawberries and kiwi fruits into each disposable cup or popsicle mold.
  2. Pour the orange juice over the fruits and insert a pop stick into each mold or cup.
  3. Freeze the ice pop stick for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. To remove the ice pop from the cup or mold, run it under hot water. It can be one of the great and refreshing easy strawberry recipes for kids to make.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are strawberries safe for children?

Strawberries are generally safe for children. But some might show an allergy to strawberries a few hours after consumption. The signs of these allergies may include wheezing, rashes, and hives. Consult a pediatrician if you notice these symptoms after your child consumes strawberries (1).

2. Is it safe to feed my kid strawberries every day?

Strawberries are a rich source of vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber (2). Not many children experience an allergic reaction to strawberries. Unless your child is allergic to strawberries, they may consume them daily.

3. Is there a simple recipe for strawberry lemonade that children can make?

Help your child cut the lemons in half. Squeeze the juice from the lemons into a bowl. Then, add the sliced strawberries in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour it into a pitcher and add the lemon juice and sugar to the strawberry puree. Slowly pour cold water into the pitcher and stir well. You can also add ice cubes and other garnishings. This is an easy summer drink your child can make.

Children love to snack, but it is tough to provide them with new tasty treats every day. Therefore these easy and healthy strawberry recipes will help you prepare a new dish every day to curb your child’s hunger pangs. If your child is a strawberry lover, then these strawberry recipes for kids will come in handy for you. Try involving your children in the cooking process and experiment with each recipe to see which one your child likes the most.

Infographic: Delicious Strawberry Recipes For Children

Most children are drawn to strawberries for their vibrant color, eye-catching appearance, and sweet flavor. They are superfruits loaded with several essential nutrients. Look at this infographic to learn about the numerous strawberry dishes you may try to integrate into your child’s diet.

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Key Pointers

  • Strawberries are a nutritious choice for kids and can be used as an alternative to unhealthy candies with high calorie and sugary content.
  • They are enriched with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.
  • Strawberries can be added to kids’ delicious snack options such as strawberry smoothies, pastries, mousse, ice pops, and more.
  • Involving children in the cooking process can help increase their interest in healthy eating.

Indulge in the delectable and nutritious strawberry milk crafted specifically for babies and kids aged 12 months and above! Learn how to create this delightful homemade drink by watching this video.

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