Strawberry Clusters: Easy Strawberry Dessert with 4 Affordable Ingredients

Recipe + secret hacks no one will tell you

Strawberry clusters are an extra-easy strawberry dessert. Enjoy this creamy, fruity snack with a crunchy chocolate topping! Check out our secret hacks for perfect taste.

By Ksenia
5. April 2024
Rating: 5.00
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Why this recipe is great

This easy strawberry dessert is quick and affordable. You only need four ingredients. The clusters are sweet, tangy, and refreshing. They are an ideal snack for sunny days.

You can keep strawberry clusters in the freezer all summer long.

Looking for Easy Strawberry Desserts? Try These Quick and Creamy Strawberry Clusters!

Are you looking for easy strawberry desserts? We’ve got you covered! Strawberry clusters are creamy, quick, and perfect for a quick snack. Especially in summer, they’re so refreshing! Frozen, coated in chocolate and fruity, are perfect on hot summer days.

So why make this easy strawberry dessert:

  • It’s very quick.
  • You need affordable and simple ingredients.
  • It’s creamy but doesn’t contain cream, refined sugar or butter.
  • Perfect for meal prepping. You can make it in advance and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Strawberry Clusters Recipe and Secret Hacks No One Will Tell You

Let’s make refreshing strawberry clusters. For this easy strawberry dessert, you only need four ingredients. Grab strawberries, yogurt, chocolate, and maple syrup, and you’re ready to go!

Wash the strawberries and chop them up into small pieces. If you cut them into small pieces, the strawberry clusters will be nice and even. Plus, because clusters aren’t chunky, you need less chocolate to cover them. Then, mix strawberries with maple syrup and Greek yogurt. To make strawberry clusters extra creamy, use Greek yogurt with 10% fat or higher.

Cover a cutting board with parchment paper. Divide the strawberry-yogurt mixture into servings and place them on the parchment paper. Each serving is about 2 tablespoons, but you can make them smaller. Why parchment paper? Because you can easily remove the frozen clusters later. They don’t stick to the parchment paper.

Next, they go into the freezer. After 3 hours, the clusters are frozen. Now, you can coat them with chocolate. We tested milk and dark chocolate in this recipe and found that dark chocolate is better for coating. Once you melt it, dark chocolate becomes fluid, and it is easy to coat the strawberry clusters. Milk chocolate contains a lot of sugar. It has a pretty thick consistency when you melt it, and you cannot properly coat clusters with it. Plus, you need more chocolate for coating because melted milk chocolate is so thick.

Melt chocolate and take the clusters out of the freezer. Dip in melted chocolate to coat them. Be very quick! If they thaw a bit, covering clusters with chocolate is impossible. The coating doesn’t stick. Place them back in the freezer again. In 30 minutes, easy strawberry dessert is ready! Defrost for 5 minutes before eating. Keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Short Checklist of Secret Hacks

  • Cut strawberries into small pieces. They will be even and easy to coat.
  • For extra creaminess, use yogurt with 10% fat.
  • Use parchment paper to remove clusters easily.
  • Opt for dark chocolate for smooth coating. Melted milk chocolate is very thick.
  • To coat with milk chocolate, use about twice the amount of chocolate specified in this recipe.
  • Coat the clusters with chocolate very quickly. Don’t let strawberry clusters thaw.
  • Keep in the freezer and defrost for 5 minutes before eating.

What Yogurt is the Best for this Recipe?

Greek yogurt is the best choice for strawberry clusters. It gives this easy strawberry dessert a sweet and tangy flavor. It tastes amazing with a crunchy chocolate coating and ripe strawberries. In addition, it binds the ingredients very well.
Use Greek yogurt with at least 10% fat. Why? Because it makes this easy strawberry dessert extra rich and creamy. And full-fat Greek yogurt freezes very well. When you freeze strawberry clusters with low-fat yogurt, they are a bit icy and less creamy.

Sugar-Free Option

You can make strawberry clusters without any sugar! Just use natural sweeteners like dates to sweeten this easy strawberry dessert. For the amount specified in this recipe (which serves 6-7), add about 30g of chopped dates. Mix them with Greek yogurt and strawberries. Dates work great because they hold everything together. And give the clusters a chewy texture. Just chop the dates into small pieces before adding them to the mix!

More Easy Desserts

Are you looking for more easy dessert recipes? Try our chocolate-covered apple slices. They are fruity, sweet, and coated in crunchy chocolate. And they have delicious toppings: mini pretzels, Oreos, and salted caramel. What a combo! Let us know what’s your favorite topping.

Or, if you like an intense chocolate taste, try a chocolate mousse dessert. It’s airy, light, and has so much chocolate flavor! You need only four ingredients to make it, and no eggs or dairy.

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Strawberry Clusters | Easy Strawberry Dessert | 4 Ingredients

5 from 1 vote
Strawberry clusters are an extra easy strawberry dessert that you can keep in the freezer all summer long! They are creamy and crunchy.
Servings 7 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g strawberries
  • 35 g maple syrup
  • 100 g Greek yogurt 10% fat
  • 150 g chocolate* we used chocolate with 81% of cocoa

Instructions
 

  • Slice up 200 g of strawberries into small pieces.*
    Cutting red and juicy strawberries into small pieces.
  • Mix 35g of maple syrup, the sliced strawberries, and 100g of Greek yogurt (10% fat).
    Drizzling maple syrup over a mixture of Greek yogurt and fresh strawberries.
  • Next, cover a board with parchment paper. Divide the yogurt-strawberry mixture into 6-7 servings. Place about two tablespoons per serving on the board. Freeze them for 2.5-3 hours.
    Yogurt clusters on parchment paper, ready to freeze.
  • Once they’re frozen, melt about 150g of chocolate. Coat the frozen strawberry clusters with it, but be quick! If the strawberries defrost even slightly, it’ll be impossible to coat them with chocolate. So, have your melted chocolate ready, and then take the frozen strawberries out of the freezer. Quickly coat them in chocolate before they thaw too much. Place in the freezer. In 30 minutes, strawberry clusters are ready.
    Dipping frozen strawberry dessert into melted chocolate.
  • Store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. When craving a treat, take the clusters out of the freezer, let them defrost for 3-5 minutes, and dig in!
    Frozen clusters slightly defrosted ready to be eaten.

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Notes

*Opt for dark chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 70% for coating. Milk chocolate has a high sugar content. That’s why, when you melt it, it gets very thick. And doesn’t coat the clusters properly. Because of milk chocolate’s thick texture, you need more chocolate for coating. Melted dark chocolate has a smoother consistency, and it will be easier to coat the clusters.
*For nicely shaped clusters, cut the strawberries into small pieces. Approximately 5-7 mm (0.2-0.3 inches) in size. This way, you’ll need less chocolate, around 15 g per serving, to cover the frozen clusters. The clusters may be uneven if you cut the strawberries into larger pieces. Plus, you need to use more chocolate for coating.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 140kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Keywords: easy strawberry desserts, strawberry clusters

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