7 Sweet Strawberry Treats You Have to Make this Weekend

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Happy National Strawberry Day! Read on for seven of our favorite recipes featuring this delectably sweet red berry.

No. 1: Buddy Valastro’s Strawberry Toaster Pastry

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A homemade strawberry toaster pastry? Yum! And this is a super fun project to make with kids!

No. 2: Crêpes with Homemade Ricotta and Maple-Strawberry Syrup

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Curtis Stone’s crepes with strawberries are a perfectly light and festive Christmas breakfast or brunch and would make an excellent, elegant option for guests.

No. 3: Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

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Another great brunch option are these strawberry shortcake waffles. Using cake mix makes these a little sweeter than typical waffles, so they’d also be a delicious offbeat dessert option.

No. 4: Buddy Valastro’s Strawberry Milkshake Cake Recipe

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This deliciously summery dessert features two layers of strawberry-swirl cake with a hidden layer of strawberry ice cream in the middle! How perfect for a summer celebration!

No. 5: Strawberry Napoleons

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This strawberry shortcake-esque recipe uses pre-made puff pastry, so it’s a quick dessert option that’s perfect for a busy summer day when you need to put something together quickly.

No. 6: John’s 'Heart-Shaped Box' Cocktail

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This delicious blended drink features all the beautiful berry flavors of summer. First, blend up your favorite berries and strain. Then pour Crème de Cassis (black currant) liqueur into a glass, add your blended berries, then top with Prosecco. Garnish with a slice of strawberry floating on top.

No. 7: Jessica Alba’s Pops

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This extremely healthy recipe will wow your kids with no guilt on your end, since it’s made from fruit juice and honey!

What’s your favorite way to eat fresh strawberries? Tell us in the comments, and learn how to make your own toaster pastries below:

Buddy Valastro’s Strawberry Toaster Pastry

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