Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

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This strawberry shortcake dessert can be made in mason jars and is a quick and easy way to end your delicious dinners this summer!

This easy and homemade recipe for Strawberry Shortcake is made in the cutest little mason jars. They are the perfect dessert idea for any party or event you would like to throw. #dessertrecipes #dessertfoodrecipes #easyrecipe #strawberries #masonjars

The filling is made with a stabilized whipped topping and cream cheese, with a little bit of lemon zest thrown in.

Before I made this recipe, I spent plenty of time researching all the different ways Strawberry Shortcake can be made.

I’m not sure if you have taken a look at Pinterest lately, however, it seems there are TONS of ways to produce this delectable dessert!

The cake base that holds the filling can be made from biscuits, cornbread, to even cake itself. And the filling? You can use anything from pre-made whipped cream to homemade whipped cream to even the kind of whipped cream you spray on ice cream.

This particular recipe uses vanilla wafers as the base. Which, when you think about it, is absolutely genius!

When left in the fridge for a few hours, the wafers actually soak up the contents of the filling, just like they do in banana cream pudding. Really, this is just like that, except in strawberry shortcake mode.

The original recipe called for only three ingredients (vanilla wafers, stabilized whipped cream, and strawberries), however, I kicked it up a notch and decided to marinate the strawberries in granulated sugar.

I also added cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon zest into the whipped cream.

Sweet whipped cream filling infused with marinated strawberries and vanilla wafers?? If that isn’t a dreamy dessert, then I have no clue what is!

To make things even cuter, this it’s served in a mason jar. Yes. A stinkin, cute little mason jar!

Which means it’s perfect for all of these spring and summer parties that may be penciled onto your calendar in the next few months.

We all really enjoyed this dessert and I hope your family will as well! 🙂

This easy and homemade recipe for Strawberry Shortcake is made in the cutest little mason jars. They are the perfect dessert idea for any party or event you would like to throw. #dessertrecipes #dessertfoodrecipes #easyrecipe #strawberries #masonjars

This strawberry shortcake dessert can be made in mason jars and is a quick and easy way to end your delicious dinners this summer!

Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

This strawberry shortcake dessert can be made in mason jars and is a quick and easy way to end your delicious dinners this summer!​​​​​​​
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberries, summer
Serves: 1 mason jar
Calories Per Serving: 517

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup stabilized whipped cream such as Cool Whip
  • 2 Tablespoons full fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 7 mini vanilla wafers

Instructions

  • Mix together the strawberries and granulated sugar in a small bowl. Let them sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the Cool Whip, cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix and stir until smooth and a little thick.
  • Place 7 mini vanilla wafers into the bottom of a glass mason jar. Place 1/4 cup of the Cool Whip filling on the top, followed by 1/4 cup of the chopped strawberries. Repeat layers until all the ingredients are used up. 
  • Chill the glass in the refrigerator for up to an hour and a half. Serve immediately. 

Libby's Notes

Recipe Source:
This recipe was adapted from Recipe Lion's Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar Recipe.
You can find this recipe in their new cookbook, No-Bake Desserts: 103 Easy Recipes for N0-Bake Cookies, Bars and Treats.

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 84.6mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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**Disclaimer: I was compensated both monetarily and product wise from RecipeLion.com. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

 

12 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    This looks like such a cute (and easy-to-make) recipe! I’m a sucker for any dessert that includes strawberries. Thanks for posting!

    1. Very welcome for posting and sharing 🙂 This recipe is really super duper easy 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely precious! What a sweet little dessert for days when I want to have friends over. It looks so easy to make, and who doesn’t love strawberries?? I can’t wait to try it this summer! 🙂

    1. YES! This would be a cute dessert to make for when friends come over 😉

  3. 5 stars
    This looks so good! Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite summer desserts (my parents have a strawberry patch, so we get fresh berries). I love the idea of making this individual dessert with a cream cheese twist.

    1. This would be very good with fresh, off the patch strawberries! Yummm!

  4. 5 stars
    This looks like it’d be an amazing dessert to throw together for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. I’d love to add ribbons or flag toothpicks to the jar to make it extra festive.

    1. A ribbon and flag toothpicks would be great in these! How festive!

  5. 5 stars
    I actually tried this and LOVED it. I have a guilty pleasure for anything strawberry shortcake and these little jars are absolutely darling. I can see this being at many a BBQ this summer 🙂

    1. So glad you loved it! These are perfect for summer BBQs!

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve been looking for a simple dessert recipe for our Father’s Day BBQ, and this looks perfect! Strawberries are one of my favorite summertime treats, and I won’t even have to turn on the oven to whip this together!

    1. Nope. You definitely do not have to turn the oven on for this 🙂

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