When most people think of the taste of summer, they think of the taste of strawberries. They are really delicious, juicy and refreshing, and that’s why we’ve made a little write-up about 17 popular strawberry desserts with ice cream
They say that strawberries taste like summer, and strawberries are loved by most people. Maybe it’s not just the wonderful taste, sweetness and texture, maybe it’s also because we all have at least one heartwarming story to attach to strawberries and desserts with strawberries.
Most of us have tried to pick and eat ripe strawberries directly from the plant and
enjoy a bowl of lovely ripe strawberries served with milk or cream, on a warm summer day in June or July.
Strawberries are also fantastic in the dessert kitchen, because with strawberries you can make delicious desserts and maybe be lucky enough to evoke some positive memories with your well-satisfied guests. We at kastbergs.dk have collected 19 strawberry desserts, where the strawberry plays a key role as a central ingredient.
- Ripe strawberries with cream
Although strawberries with cream may seem like a simple dessert, its history is actually quite interesting. It is believed to have existed in Denmark since the 16th century, when strawberries were first introduced to the country. In the beginning, strawberries with cream were served at markets and local festivals, and it was a simple but tasty strawberry dessert that, with its fresh taste and lovely texture, quickly became a companion to the more traditional dishes.
But strawberries with cream had its big breakthrough in the 1800s, thanks to the poems of a man named Steen Blicher. He often described this dessert in his poems, and this meant that strawberries with cream became synonymous with romance and Danish idyll. This made the dessert popular with many and cemented its place as one of Denmark’s favorite sweet meals.
- Meringue with strawberries and vanilla ice cream
In the years around the 19th century, meringue was already known. It was invented in Switzerland and quickly spread to the rest of the world. Meringue is made from sugar and egg whites and can have many different textures and flavors. It wasn’t until the middle of the 19th century the ice cream was invented, and in its first incarnation it was mainly used as a luxury dessert to impress the guests at the most exclusive dinner parties.
Soon, ice cream and meringue were sought after at the same time and they were eventually combined to create the most wonderful dessert. We don’t know exactly how this combination was invented, but meringue with strawberries and vanilla ice cream is now considered one of the most classic desserts of all time.
- Strawberry pie
The strawberry pie can be traced all the way back to Roman times, when chefs in the Roman Empire used strawberries as an important ingredient in their cakes and desserts. In medieval Europe, strawberries began to be cultivated on a large scale, and the strawberry tart became one of the most popular desserts at royal banquets and celebrations. In the 19th century, with the Industrial Revolution, the strawberry pie became more accessible to ordinary people. The industrial production of sugar and flour made it easier to make pies and cakes at home.
Strawberry tarts are also a very versatile dessert, as they can be served in many different ways. They are perfect as the end of a big party dinner, but can also be enjoyed as a snack during the day. Some people even use the pie as a base to make other desserts like strawberry ice cream, milkshakes and smoothies.
- Eton Mess
Eton Mess has its origins at the famous Eton College in Berkshire, England. It is said to have been created in the 19th century when a school teacher named Mr. Middelton and his students ended up destroying a cherry rifle at an annual school event. Instead of throwing away the ruined trifle, they decided to mix it with whipped cream and meringue. The result was a delicious and pleasant dessert, which has since become a regular part of Eton College’s tradition-rich cuisine.
Eton Mess is a simple dessert that consists of few ingredients and is easy to prepare. Start by taking a bowl and crumble the meringue into small pieces. Then add the whipped cream and fresh strawberries and mix it all together well. Usually the dessert is served in large glasses or bowls, but it can also be served as a smaller dessert with extra strawberries for a big dinner or as a sweet snack during the day. Some variations include adding fresh raspberries, blueberries, passion fruit or kiwi to the dessert. Other variations include adding chocolate chips, toffee, or spiced apple pie. But one thing is certain, and that is that the traditional version as a strawberry dessert is delicious, and can possibly be served with a scoop of strawberry sorbet
- Chocolate mousse with strawberries
Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries can be traced back to the 19th century in France. It was during this period that chocolate became a popular ingredient in French cuisine. It was here that a young chef, Marie-Antoine Careme, who was a culinary pioneer of his time, created a recipe for chocolate mousse. Careme was known for his ability to invent new dishes and his innovative techniques, and his recipe for chocolate mousse became a great success and was a favorite among nobles and royalty.
Strawberries are one of the most popular ingredients used to add flavor and color to this dessert. Strawberries are known to have a sweet and juicy taste that goes well with chocolate mousse and adds a fresh and tangy taste. To add strawberries to the chocolate mousse dessert, strawberries can be pureed and added to the mixture or served fresh as a topping.
Chocolate Mousse served with Strawberry Sorbet
- Strawberry shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake is a sweet dessert that often consists of a base or a cake, filled with fresh strawberries and served with whipped cream. A recipe that has evolved over time. In fact, its roots go back to the 16th century in Europe, where a similar dessert was served to French royalty. Since then, this dessert spread to other parts of Europe and later to America, where it got a new life.
In America, strawberry shortcake became a popular dessert in the 1850s and was initially a very simple dessert consisting of flat cookies, strawberries and sugar. But in the 1900s, the recipes began to become more refined, and people began to experiment with other ingredients such as whipped cream and cake bases. Today it is a popular dessert, and there are countless variations on the recipes.
An interesting part of the history of Strawberry Shortcake is its association with an American character known as “Strawberry Shortcake”. This was a popular cartoon character and part of a marketing campaign in the 1980s. The figures were inspired by this dessert and were colorfully distinctive with white hats and trousers with a strawberry pattern. The campaign was incredibly popular, and the figures were a great success among the children.
- Chocolate covered strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries have a long and interesting history. They can be traced back to the 19th century in France, when chefs began to decorate their desserts with various fruits covered in chocolate. At this time, strawberries were still a rare and exotic fruit, and their flavor and aroma made them an ideal candidate for chocolate coating. It is said that it was Marie-Antoinette who introduced chocolate-covered strawberries to her guests at the court of Versailles.
Although chocolate-covered strawberries became a popular dessert in France, the trend quickly spread to other countries, including Spain, Italy and the UK. At the end of the 1800s, several recipes were made for chocolate-covered fruit, and strawberries were still used as the most popular fruit for coating in the dessert kitchen.
- Strawberry milkshake
The history of strawberry milkshake goes back to the middle of the 19th century, when the first milkshake was made. But then it was without the taste of strawberries. The first milkshake was a simple drink consisting of milk, ice and sugar. For many years this drink was a favorite among Americans and was served in cafes and restaurants across the country.
In the 1920s, strawberry milkshake was introduced and it quickly became a popular drink in the United States. This milkshake was a mixture of strawberry ice cream and milk and the taste was simply amazing. This drink became especially popular among children and young people, and quickly became a regular part of the menu in cafes and fast food restaurants.
- Strawberry Trifle
Trifli is a composition of pie base, whipped cream, fruit and jelly. The recipe can be varied according to wish or season, in summer it is however obvious to make it as a strawberry dessert, but the base is always the same. The preparation is easy and does not require a lot of time. Most of the time is spent waiting for the fruit and jelly to set.
The history of strawberry trifle cannot be mentioned without looking at England. It is almost certain that this dessert originated in southern England or Wales. It is said that the earliest mention of trifle can be found in 16th century English culinary works, but the growing availability of the ingredient in the Victorian era made it popular throughout Britain. Today, it is difficult to imagine an English Christmas or a cozy weekend without a delicious trifle.
It is not surprising that strawberry trifle quickly spread from England to the rest of Europe. It can be topped with classic fruits such as strawberries, pears, cherries and raspberries depending on the season. Trifli is a flexible dessert, and you can use almost any fruit or berry that suits your taste. It is easy to prepare and can be served for almost any occasion. Kastberg’s best bet, however, is to make it as a strawberry dessert with fresh strawberries and potentially strawberry sorbet.
- Strawberry creme brulee
Creme brulee can be traced back more than 300 years in French gastronomy and was a favorite among the nobility. The word Creme Brulee means “burnt cream” in French and refers to the characteristic caramelized crust on the top part. Strawberries are a new twist on this classic dessert and add a fresh flavor to the rich and creamy texture.
Strawberry Creme Brulee is a dessert that is easy to prepare but looks like it was taken straight out of a gourmet restaurant. When garnished with sliced strawberries or a small fresh berry on top, it looks like a professional culinary masterpiece. It can also be served with a delicious quenelle of strawberry sorbet, and this way you get an absolutely fantastic strawberry dessert.
- Vegan cake with strawberry sorbet
Delicious vegan dishes are also always relevant to have on the menu, and this applies not least to desserts and strawberry desserts. One of Kastberg’s good customers has made this delicious vegan strawberry and coconut served with coconut cream and strawberry cream, toasted coconut and of course our delicious creamy strawberry sorbet. A delicious summer strawberry dessert!
The history of the dessert Frasier can be traced back to the 16th century, when the first version of this dessert was created in France, and was known for its unique sapide and beautiful presentation. Originally, this dessert consisted of a base made of sweet French bread and filled with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Over the years, this dessert morphed into scaled-up versions with multiple layers and refined presentation.
The modern version of Frasier that we know today was not created until the middle of the 20th century. This version included a base made of daisys and almond base with fresh berries and cream cheese cream that was added with sugar and lemon. From this point on, Frasier became a popular dessert in France and spread throughout the world in a short time. Serve it with fresh strawberries and possibly a little strawberry sorbet, you get a really delicious little strawberry dessert.
- Mille Feuille
The original version of Mille-Feuille comes from France and was invented in the 19th century. It was part of the so-called “haute cuisine” movement, which focused on creating elaborate and elegant dishes for bourgeois dining rooms. The earliest version of Mille-Feuille consisted of three layers of puff pastry and a layer of vanilla cream or jam. Later versions of the dessert also included fruit such as strawberries or chocolate.
There are many variations of Mille-Feuille today, and some chefs make creative new-age versions with ingredients like licorice, fruit purees and chocolate mousse. But no matter which version you try, you’ll always find the basic crisp puff pastry and creamy filling that make Mille-Feuille so irresistible.
- Strawberry Charlotte Cake
The history of Strawberry Charlotte Cake can be traced back to the 18th century in France. At this time the cake was called “Charlotte Russe” – probably named after Catherine the Great’s Russian court. Originally, the cake was a simple form of sponge cake filled with whipped cream and fruit, possibly strawberries, often arranged in a bowl. But over time, the recipe was further developed, and the cake became a more complex and decorative dessert.
In the 19th century USA, Strawberry Charlotte Cake really came into vogue and became a big hit among the American upper class. It was at this point that the cake began to take the shape we know today – with a soft sponge base filled with whipped cream and fruit, arranged in a ring-shaped form or in a spring form.
In its current form, the Strawberry Charlotte Cake has a number of variations and spin-offs. Some people add different flavors to the whipped cream, like chocolate or vanilla, while others use different kinds of fruit in the cake – everything from blueberries, strawberries and raspberries to peaches and mangoes. With fresh strawberries and a strawberry sorbet, you can really make a good strawberry dessert for the summer.
- Panna cotta with strawberries
The history of Strawberry Panna Cotta can be traced back to the 19th century, when an epoch-making Italian film producer named Giovanni Guareschi is believed to be the first to create the famous dessert. In the 1960s, panna cotta spread to the rest of Italy, and it became a popular dessert in homes as well as in restaurants. There are many variations of this dessert, which is why it has ended up being a favorite of many.
Panna cotta main ingredients include cream and sugar, while gelatin may be added to give the texture that makes it so appealing. Adding vanilla essence makes it perfect as a simple dessert that can be enjoyed with a variety of fruit toppings. But the addition of strawberries can definitely take Panna Cotta to the next level. Strawberries complement the sweet tones of the cream and sugar in the dessert and also provide a fragrant freshness.
- Pavlova with strawberry sorbet
Pavlova is a dessert named after the famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. This sweet, airy and fragile bowl is filled with fresh berries and whipped cream, but how was it created?
Anna Pavlova was not only an extraordinarily talented ballerina, but also a lover of good food. During a trip to Australia and New Zealand in 1926, she was invited to a charity banquet in Perth, Australia. The chefs from the hotel preparing the dessert were so enamored with Pavlova that they created a fluffy dessert with a crispy exterior and a soft interior to celebrate her visit.
Since then, Pavlova has become a popular dessert in Australia and New Zealand, where it is served with fresh berries and whipped cream, but new variations have also appeared. One of them that has received special attention is Pavlova with strawberry sorbet. With strawberries and strawberry sorbet, this delicious dessert can be made into a really delicious little summery strawberry dessert.
- Cheesecake with strawberry sorbet
Cheesecake is a dessert that we all love. The history of cheesecake can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece, where it was served to the athletes during the Olympic Games. Cheesecake gained its popularity in the United States in the 1900s when cheese became more accessible and affordable to people. In 1929, the first recipe for cheesecake was published in an American cookbook, and since then cheesecake has been a favorite dessert in many families and restaurants.
Cheesecake often consists of a base of digestive biscuits or similar, butter, cream cheese, sugar and eggs. a splash of vanilla and possibly the juice from a lemon to add extra acid. The dessert can be decorated with fresh strawberries and strawberry sorbet, and in this way you get a lovely strawberry dessert and cheesecake in one fell swoop.