Easy Santa Strawberries Recipe

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Easy Santa Strawberries Recipe – delicious easy strawberries decorated to look like Santa hats for a simple healthy holiday dessert kids love!

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Strawberry Santas

This dessert is quick, simple, and totally delicious – it is light and sweet, with fresh strawberries and a fun Christmas flair that the whole family will love.

These strawberries aren’t as packed with sugar as cookies and candy, so you can feel good about serving them to your family this holiday season.

Kids can even get in on the fun – this makes for a really fun holiday craft idea, perfect for elementary school Christmas party activities. Kids love to make their own little strawberry Santas, and then dig in!

We hope you love these fun strawberry Santas as much as we do!

strawberry sliced and topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips to look like santa

How To Make Strawberry Santa Hats

These Santa hats are simple to make – with just 3 steps.

Prep the strawberries. Clean, hull, and prepare strawberries for decoration.

Make stabilized whipped cream. This will be the bulk of our cooking, as we’re relying on the stabilized whipped cream to hold up for a while so our treats don’t melt quickly like they do when using store-bought whipped cream.

Decorate. Time to turn your strawberries into Santa!

  1. Rinse and pat dry your strawberries.
  2.  Cut the stems off of the top of each strawberry and turn them over making the top of the strawberry the base of the santa. (The pointed end will be facing upwards)
  3. Then cut off the pointed part of the strawberry, about a 3rd of the way down, to make the santa hat. (Make sure as you are cutting the hats that you keep them with the correct base so they are easier to assemble later.) Set the strawberries aside.
  1. To make the stabilized whipped cream for the face and beard of each santa, pour your heavy cream into a bowl and use a handheld or stand mixer to beat the cream until it begins to set up. (about 2 minutes) 
  2. Then add the instant cheesecake pudding mix and powdered sugar and continue beating until fully combined and stiff peaks form.
  3. Cut the tips off two plastic sandwich baggies and fit them with piping tips (Wilton 190 Open Star for the face/beard and hat pom pom – Wilton Round Tip #2 for the buttons)
  4. Add 3/4ths of the whipped cream to the Star Tip piping bag and 1/4th of the whipped cream to the Round Tip piping bag. On the top of the santa base, pipe on two circular layers of whipped cream using the star tip. (You want this to be a stacked layer so there is room for the eyes and nose later).
  1. Gently place the hat on top of the Santa face then use the star tip to pipe a fluffy pom pom on the very top tip of the santa hat.
  2. After that, use the round tip to pipe on two buttons for Santa’s coat. 
  3. Finally, add the mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the round sprinkles for the red button nose!
strawberry sliced and topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips to look like santa

Tips To Perfect Strawberry Santa Hats & FAQs

  • I recommend assembling these on the platter you intend to serve them on. These little guys are hard to move once they have been made because they are a bit delicate. You can just wrap the platter/plate/board in plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge until you serve them.
  • If you can, choose medium sized strawberries with a good shape for a hat. You want the berries to have a pointy tip if possible.

You will need the following ingredients to complete this recipe:

  • Strawberries
  • Heavy Cream
  • Instant Cheesecake Pudding Mix
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Red, Round Sprinkles

FAQs

How long do Santa strawberries last?

We recommend making these strawberries same-day for best results.

How do I store Santa Strawberries?

Wrap these plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The whipped cream is stabilized so will hold up well when sitting out but you want to keep them as cold as possible until serving them. I wouldn’t recommend making them more than a day in advance because strawberries tend to sweat and get mushy once they are cut but if you do make them ahead of time, I would wait to put on the chocolate eyes and sprinkle nose before serving if possible.

Can I use pre-made whipped cream?

You can use premade Cool Whip if you are in a pinch but it won’t have the cream cheese flavor or be AS stabilized as homemade but it will work. Just make sure not to use canned whipped cream because it will melt quickly.

I can’t get the eyes in place – they are so small!

I would use tweezers if you are having a hard time placing the chocolate chips and sprinkles – they are tiny so tweezers will help a ton!

What can I use if I don’t have piping bags and tips?

You can still use sandwich baggies and just cut a small piece off the ends of both bags…one slightly smaller than the other. The look will be a bit different but still very cute!

strawberry sliced and topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips to look like santa

Other Christmas Treats You’ll Love

If you’re looking for other fun and festive holiday ideas to get you in the spirit, check out some of our favorites, like The Best Homemade Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate, Easy Meringue Christmas Tree Pops, Easy Christmas Vegetable Pizza, Easy Wreath Christmas Cookies, The Best Easy Sprinkle Cookies Recipe, Melted Snowman Cookies, and more!

Try these other favorite Christmas recipes:

You can find the rest of our Christmas Cookies recipes here, or click here for our hot cocoa recipes that pair perfectly to wash it all down!

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strawberry sliced and topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips to look like santa

Easy Santa Strawberries Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Assembly Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These super simple Santa strawberries are super cute and packed with cream and bits of chocolate, cute and yum!

Ingredients

  • 12 Strawberries, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 24 mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (for the eyes)
  • 12 red, round sprinkles (for the nose)

Instructions

  1. Rinse and pat dry your strawberries.
  1.  Cut the stems off of the top of each strawberry and turn them over making the top of the strawberry the base of the santa. (The pointed end will be facing upwards)
  2. Then cut off the pointed part of the strawberry, about a 3rd of the way down, to make the santa hat. (Make sure as you are cutting the hats that you keep them with the correct base so they are easier to assemble later.) Set the strawberries aside.
  3. To make the stabilized whipped cream for the face and beard of each santa, pour your heavy cream into a bowl and use a handheld or stand mixer to beat the cream until it begins to set up. (about 2 minutes) 
  4. Then add the instant cheesecake pudding mix and powdered sugar and continue beating until fully combined and stiff peaks form.
  5. Cut the tips off two plastic sandwich baggies and fit them with piping tips (Wilton 190 Open Star for the face/beard and hat pom pom - Wilton Round Tip #2 for the buttons)
  6. Add 3/4ths of the whipped cream to the Star Tip piping bag and 1/4th of the whipped cream to the Round Tip piping bag.
  7. On the top of the santa base, pipe on two circular layers of whipped cream using the star tip. (You want this to be a stacked layer so there is room for the eyes and nose later)
  8. Gently place the hat on top of the Santa face then use the star tip to pipe a fluffy pom pom on the very top tip of the santa hat.
  9. After that, use the round tip to pipe on two buttons for Santa's coat. 
  10. Finally, add the mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the round sprinkles for the red button nose!

Notes

  • I recommend assembling these on the platter you intend to serve them on. These little guys are hard to move once they have been made because they are a bit delicate. You can just wrap the platter/plate/board in plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge until you serve them.
  • If you can, choose medium sized strawberries with a good shape for a hat. You want the berries to have a pointy tip if possible.
  • Nutrition Information
    Yield 12 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 98Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 22mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 1g

    Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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