Strawberry Dessert Cups: the Recipe for a No-Bake Creamy and Delicious Dessert!

Total time: 15 min. / setting time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

The Strawberry Dessert Cups are a quick, delicious and spectacular dessert, ideal as a last minute idea or a delicious snack. To make it we prepared a base with crumbled biscuits and butter, added strawberries blended with sugar and whipped cream, immediately ready to taste. To make the preparation even quicker, you can also use strawberries cut into pieces, without blending them.

What Are Strawberries' Cups Desserts

Strawberry cups are delightful, individual desserts that feature a layered composition, making them both visually appealing and deliciously satisfying. The dessert starts with a crumbly base made from crushed digestive biscuits mixed with melted butter, which is then compacted into the bottom of small glasses or cups. This forms a crunchy, buttery layer that contrasts beautifully with the soft textures above.

The middle layer is a sweet and slightly tart strawberry puree, created by blending fresh strawberries with sugar. This layer adds a burst of fresh berry flavor and a vibrant color that stands out in the dessert cup.

The final layer is a light and airy whipped cream, enhanced with a touch of vanilla extract and additional sugar to ensure a subtly sweet finish. This creamy topping is piped over the strawberry layer, adding a smooth and luxurious texture.

To garnish, a fresh strawberry slice is often placed on top, adding an elegant touch and hinting at the flavors inside. Strawberry cups are perfect for serving at gatherings or enjoying as a special treat, combining texture and taste in a simple yet sophisticated way.

Tips and Variations

Ensure the biscuit base is not too loose or it won't hold up the layers above. You might need to adjust the amount of melted butter depending on the type of biscuits used to achieve a firm, but not hard, base.Strawberry Layer

– For a smoother strawberry layer, ensure the strawberries are fully pureed. If you prefer a bit of texture, lightly pulse the strawberries instead of blending them completely.

– To help the whipped cream hold its shape longer, consider adding a stabilizer such as gelatin or powdered sugar during whipping. Make sure the cream is very cold before you start whipping to achieve the best volume and stiffness.

– Let the strawberry cups chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This helps the layers set and the flavors meld beautifully.

– Experiment with different types of biscuits for the base. Gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, or even chocolate cookies can add a new dimension to the flavor profile.

– Although strawberries are a classic choice, you can easily substitute other fruits like raspberries, blueberries, or a mix of berries for a different taste and appearance.

– Enhance the whipped cream with different extracts like almond, orange, or coconut instead of vanilla for a unique twist.

– Add a layer of lemon curd or chocolate ganache between the strawberry and whipped cream layers for an extra indulgent treat.

– Mix cream cheese with a little sugar and vanilla into the whipped cream to create a cheesecake-like layer that adds richness and tang.

– Instead of individual cups, consider layering the ingredients in a large glass trifle bowl for a party-sized dessert that’s equally stunning.

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How to Store Strawberry Dessert Cups

Strawberry Dessert Cups are best when enjoyed fresh, right after they're prepared. If there's any leftovers, they can be stored in the fridge for 1 day. Freezing is not recommended.

Find out how to prepare Strawberry Dessert Cups, following our step-by-step recipe and advice.

Digestive biscuits
150 grams
butter (melted)
30 grams
350 grams
75 grams
Whipping cream
300 grams
Vanilla Extract
10 grams

How to Prepare Strawberry Dessert Cups

For the biscuits base, crush the biscuits and transfer them inside of a food processor and blend them.

Then, transfer them to a bowl and add the melted butter, mixing them with a spoon so that they blend together.

For the strawberry layer add the strawberries and 50 grams of sugar inside of a bowl and mix them together with an immersion blender, creating a puree.

For the whipped cream layer, add the cream, the remaining 25 grams of sugar and the vanilla extract to a glass bowl.

Mix them with an electric whisk until the cream is whipped and stiff peaks form.

Add a few tablespoons of the biscuit base to the glass as a first layer.

Then pour a couple of spoons of the strawberry puree as the second layer.

Finally, transfer the whipped cream to a piping bag and pour it on top of the strawberry cup.

Decorate with a slice of strawberry and serve. Enjoy!

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