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50 Ways to Use Strawberries + Chocolate Strawberry Mug Cake Recipe

50 Ways to Use Strawberries + Chocolate Strawberry Mug Cake Recipe + Strawberry Parfait Recipe

Wondering what to do with all those strawberries from the farmers market?

Here are 50 ways to use them, along with a recipe for Chocolate Strawberry Mug Cake Recipe and Strawberry Parfait Recipe!

50 Ways to Use Fresh Strawberries

  1. Strawberry Smoothies: Blend with yogurt, milk, and honey.

  2. Strawberry Salads: Toss with greens, nuts, and cheese.

  3. Strawberry Jam: Cook down with sugar and pectin.

  4. Strawberry Shortcake: Layer with biscuits and whipped cream.

  5. Strawberry Ice Cream: Blend into a creamy dessert.

  6. Strawberry Popsicles: Freeze with juice and yogurt.

  7. Strawberry Sauce: Simmer with sugar and lemon juice.

  8. Strawberry Lemonade: Mix with fresh lemonade.

  9. Strawberry Parfait: Layer with yogurt and granola.

  10. Strawberry Muffins: Fold into batter before baking.

  11. Strawberry Sorbet: Blend and freeze for a refreshing treat.

  12. Strawberry Salsa: Mix with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

  13. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries: Dip in melted chocolate.

  14. Strawberry Pancakes: Add to pancake batter.

  15. Strawberry Cobbler: Bake with a sweet crust.

  16. Strawberry Cheesecake: Use as a topping or mix into the filling.

  17. Strawberry Crepes: Fill with strawberries and cream.

  18. Strawberry Milkshake: Blend with ice cream and milk.

  19. Strawberry Tart: Bake in a pastry shell.

  20. Strawberry Vinaigrette: Blend with oil and vinegar.

  21. Strawberry Bruschetta: Top with cheese and balsamic reduction.

  22. Strawberry Compote: Cook down with a bit of sugar.

  23. Strawberry Pie: Bake in a flaky crust.

  24. Strawberry Gelato: Churn with milk and sugar.

  25. Strawberry Margarita: Blend with tequila and lime juice.

  26. Strawberry Scones: Mix into scone dough.

  27. Strawberry Gazpacho: Blend with tomatoes and cucumbers.

  28. Strawberry Mousse: Whip with cream and sugar.

  29. Strawberry Daiquiri: Blend with rum and lime juice.

  30. Strawberry Galette: Bake in a rustic pastry crust.

  31. Strawberry French Toast: Top with fresh strawberries.

  32. Strawberry Crumble: Bake with a crumbly topping.

  33. Strawberry Cake: Fold into cake batter.

  34. Strawberry Chutney: Cook with spices and vinegar.

  35. Strawberry Tacos: Use in dessert tacos with cream.

  36. Strawberry Yogurt: Mix into plain yogurt.

  37. Strawberry Pizza: Top with cream cheese and strawberries.

  38. Strawberry Frosting: Blend into buttercream.

  39. Strawberry Cupcakes: Bake into cupcakes.

  40. Strawberry Bread: Fold into quick bread batter.

  41. Strawberry Pavlova: Top meringue with strawberries.

  42. Strawberry Fizz: Mix with sparkling water.

  43. Strawberry Tartlets: Bake mini tarts with strawberries.

  44. Strawberry BBQ Sauce: Blend with tomatoes and spices.

  45. Strawberry Pudding: Mix into vanilla pudding.

  46. Strawberry Skewers: Thread onto skewers with other fruits.

  47. Strawberry Soufflé: Bake a light and airy dessert.

  48. Strawberry Canapés: Top crackers with cheese and strawberries.

  49. Strawberry Syrup: Simmer with sugar for pancakes.

  50. Strawberry Rice Pudding: Mix into creamy rice pudding.

Strawberry Parfait Recipe


2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

2 cups Greek yogurt

1/4 cup granola

2 tablespoons honey

Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Wash, hull, and slice the strawberries.

  2. In four glasses, layer 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt at the bottom of each glass.

  3. Spoon 1/4 cup of sliced strawberries on top of the yogurt in each glass.

  4. Drizzle a small amount of honey over the strawberries in each glass.

  5. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of granola over the strawberries in each glass.

  6. Repeat the layers of yogurt, strawberries, honey, and granola.

  7. Top each parfait with a few fresh mint leaves, if desired.

  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

This simple and delicious parfait is a perfect way to enjoy fresh strawberries as a healthy breakfast or a refreshing dessert.

Chocolate Strawberry Mug Cake Recipe


  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3-4 fresh strawberries, diced

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips (optional)

  • Whipped cream or ice cream (optional, for serving)


  1. In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until well combined.

  2. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir until the batter is smooth and no lumps remain.

  3. Gently fold in the diced strawberries and chocolate chips (if using) into the batter.

  4. Microwave the mug cake on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes, or until the cake has risen and is set in the center. Cooking times may vary depending on your microwave's wattage.

  5. Let the mug cake cool for a minute or two. Top with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream if desired.

  6. Dig in and enjoy your warm, gooey Chocolate Strawberry Mug Cake!

This mug cake is a perfect quick treat when you’re craving something sweet and chocolatey with the fresh taste of strawberries.

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