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Make Mini Santa Strawberries for Christmas

Make these cute mini Santa strawberries by turning the ends of the strawberries into hats! Three different frosting recipes – great Christmas dessert.

Make Mini Santa Strawberries for Christmas

I’m one of those last minute people when it comes to holiday parties. Last minute outfits . . . last minute hostess gifts . . . last minute Christmas desserts to bring.

I always show up on time and you probably wouldn’t know what’s going on behind the scenes, but the last minute planning is always happening.

That’s why I rely on these mini Santa strawberries as a go-to holiday dessert recipe or appetizer.

Christmas Strawberries

These mini Santa strawberries are so cute that everyone squeals when they see them, and they mention how you should probably put your idea on Pinterest because it’s so genius (even though it’s been done 1,000 times before, but no one has to know?).

You can also make them as decadent as you like as I’m going to give you variations for three whipped creams: cream cheese, regular whipped cream, and even keto! Yes, this little treat can be ketogenic and gluten free diet friendly.

I really love it because this recipe can work in any Christmas situation where you need a dessert. It’s mostly strawberry so it’s relatively healthy (especially compared to other holiday desserts).

AND you can place this dessert in the freezer for about 30 minutes before you go to your party so it travels well without melting. What more could you ask for? Here’s how to make them!

christmas strawberries

Mini Santa Strawberries

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate frosting OR the whipped cream with a little brown food coloring
  • Whipped cream (choose one of the below):
    • Cream cheese frosting: 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 package cream cheese (softened), 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, pinch salt
    • Regular whipped cream: 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 TBSP sugar
    • Keto whipped cream: 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 4 – 6 vanilla Stevia drops

Tools

Directions

This Christmas dessert recipe couldn’t be any easier. You’ll simply:

  1. Remove the strawberry hulls using a huller or knife. Discard. Flip the strawberry upside down and cut off enough of the base to make a hat.
  2. Make your whipped cream recipe (see below) in a metal bowl that has been in the freezer for 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. Pipe the whipped cream onto the base and place the hat on top. Put a dab of whipped cream on the top of the hat.
  4. Add eyes with chocolate frosting (or frosting that has been turned brown with food coloring).

Whipped Cream Recipes

Cream Cheese

  1. Beat the heavy whipping cream with a mixer or blender until peaks form.
  2. In another bowl, beat the remaining ingredients.
  3. Add the mixed ingredients to the whipped cream and fold together.

Regular Whipped Cream

  1. Add 2 TBSP sugar to 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
  2. Beat with a mixer or blender until peaks form.

Ketogenic Whipped Cream

  1. Add 4 – 6 drops of vanilla flavored Stevia drops to 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
  2. Beat with a mixer or blender until peaks form.
strawberry and marshmallow santas

These mini Santa strawberries are kind of the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I love them so much!

Yield: 24 strawberries

Santa Strawberries

Santa Strawberries

Learn how to make these simple Christmas strawberries, the perfect appetizer for a holiday party! So cute and fun.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Strawberries - 24
  • Chocolate frosting OR the frosting with a little brown food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Remove the strawberry hulls using a huller or knife. Discard. Flip the strawberry upside down and cut off enough of the base to make a hat.
  2. Make your whipped cream recipe (see below) in a metal bowl that has been in the freezer for 10 - 15 minutes.
  3. Pipe the whipped cream onto the base and place the hat on top. Put a dab of whipped cream on the top of the hat.
  4. Add eyes with chocolate frosting (or frosting that has been turned brown with food coloring).

For Whipped Cream

  1. Beat the heavy whipping cream with a mixer or blender until peaks form.
  2. In another bowl, beat the remaining ingredients.
  3. Add the mixed ingredients to the whipped cream and fold together.

Notes

Other Topping Recipes:

Regular whipped cream: 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 TBSP sugar
Keto whipped cream: 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 4 - 6 vanilla Stevia drops

Nutritional information was calculated using the cream cheese frosting option.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 strawberry

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 39Total Fat: 2.1gSaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 5.3gFiber: .2gSugar: 4.8gProtein: .3g

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