This is such a lovely recipe for Christmas! Strawberry Santas are also delicious if you make your own whipped cream. It is so easy to make and so tasty! You can get your kids involved in the process and decorate your Strawberry Santas together. Check out also my Creative and Healthy Snack Ideas for more fun ideas.
Strawberry Santas With Homemade Whipped Cream
I initially saw this idea on Facebook and decided to give it a try. It was so much fun to make and a perfect snack or dessert. For the eyes, you can use mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, or raisins, or just leave them with whipped cream. I used semi-sweet mini chocolate chips this time.
Making fun food for the holidays is the perfect way to get the family together and share precious moments. Kids and adults will love making these Santas. Easy, creative, and so much fun! If you are interested in more fun food ideas this holiday season please see my 16 Fun Christmas Food Ideas post.
How to Make Strawberry Whipped Cream Santas
As I said above, this is a SUPER simple holiday dessert. Start by rinsing your strawberries well and very gently pat them dry. You don’t have to dry them, but I find that they’re easier to work with when they’re not all slick.
Then, carefully cut the “base” so that the strawberries can stand alone. Basically, you just want to cut straight across near the leaves. Then cut on top for the hats. Check out the picture below for a visual guide on where to make your slices:
Making the Strawberry Santas will be easy and if you have a ziplock bag, just fill it with your homemade whipped cream (see recipe card below for how to make it) and cut the tip. Pipe the whipped cream onto the top flat half of your berry and top with Santa’s “hat.” Pipe on another dollop of cream to the top, add your eyes, and voila! You have an adorable healthy and fun Christmas treat!
If you have a lot of leftover strawberries (maybe you found a good deal on them), here’s another cute way to use them: make a strawberry Christmas tree!
Just stack them on a festive plate and hold them together with toothpicks. For the “tinsel,” you can use homemade caramel sauce or even some raw honey. For more strawberry ideas please see my Strawberry Ladybugs recipe. Have fun with this super creative idea that is also super delicious and the entire family will absolutely love it. If you’re planning a holiday party or just want to make some more festive treats for your kids, check out my list of 16 fun Christmas food ideas to try!Print
Fun and festive dessert idea for the entire family plus a super easy to make homemade whipped cream recipe.
- 1 lb large strawberries
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, raisins (optional to decorate the eyes)
- Rinse the strawberries, cut around them so they can stand alone and then cut on top, just enough for the hats. Set aside
- In a mixing bowl, whisk whipping cream for about a minute then add the sugar and vanilla and continue to whisk (I used a hand blender) until the cream reaches stiff peaks.
- Add the cream to piping bag or ziplock and cut the tip. Decorate your Strawberry Santas carefully according to the picture.
- Refrigerate if not serving right away.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Mixer
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: strawberry, strawberry santas, holiday, fun food