Santa strawberries – it’s begining to look a lot like Christmas!

Santa strawberries

Santa strawberries

There’s no doubt the sleigh bells have begun to jingle in the distance. There’s just one month until Christmas and I have been getting into the spirit all week. I’ve also had ‘it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ (the Bing Crosby version) in my head for nearly two weeks. Naturally when I saw these cute little Santa strawberries on Pinterest I just had to make them straight away. They’re absolutely adorable, a great way to get kids to eat fruit, simple to make and so very tasty.

Santa strawberries

Santa strawberry

Wonderfully sweet strawberries were in abundance about a month ago but now it’s proving difficult to find the perfect punnet. You’ll need a couple to make these little guys as you need the perfect shape.

Santa strawberries

Strawberry Santa

To make Santa strawberries – whip up some cream with a bit vanilla (because everything tastes better with vanilla) and put it in a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.

Santa strawberries

Santa strawberries

Cut the hull off the top of the strawberries so that they will sit flat then it’s upside down. Cut the strawberries in a straight line about 1/3 of the way from the tip. Pipe some cream on the bigger piece of strawberry then carefully place the tip on top and pipe a little more cream on top. I had a bit of a fail with Santa’s eyes. If you look very closely you can see two little sesame seeds. It would have been a better idea to dye them or toast them first. You can see them better in real life and I still think they’re very cute. Serve them up straight away and watch them disappear.

What about you? Have you started anything Christmassy yet? I’m counting down the days until December 1 so I can put up the tree!

Merry Christmas

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Santa strawberries - it's begining to look a lot like Christmas!
 
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Ingredients
  • strawberries
  • 100ml (4oz) cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Whip the cream with the vanilla until soft peaks form.
  2. Put the cream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  3. Wash and dry the strawberries then cut the hulls off so that they stand up.
  4. Slice them in half and pipe some cream on top.
  5. Put the 'hat' back on and pipe a little more cream on the top.

 

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28 Comments

  • Sherry

    Reply Reply November 25, 2011

    These are absolutely adorable!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply November 25, 2011

      Thank you! They’re super tasty too.

  • Lizzy (Good Things)

    Reply Reply November 25, 2011

    Lovely, just lovely!

  • Celia

    Reply Reply November 25, 2011

    Claire, how cute! They’re adorable! 🙂

  • The Café Sucré Farine

    Reply Reply November 25, 2011

    How cute! My girls will LOVE these!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply November 25, 2011

      They count as healthy too (well as far as Christmas treats go).

  • Haha they are SO cute! 😀 I love this idea!

  • Glamorous Glutton

    Reply Reply November 27, 2011

    The Santa Strawberries are so funny. Great for kids oh and me too. GG

    • Claire

      Reply Reply November 27, 2011

      They’re great for kids young and old!

  • Nic@diningwithastud

    Reply Reply November 28, 2011

    These are the cutest thing ever!!! 😀

  • Tish

    Reply Reply December 6, 2011

    these are just gorgeous, i am sooo gonna make these my daughter will love them

    • Claire

      Reply Reply December 6, 2011

      Aren’t they cute?! They’re rather tasty too.

  • Ali

    Reply Reply September 18, 2012

    Have just stumbled upon your blog…these are the first things that caught my eye! I love strawberries and these are so cute….am going to have to remember these Christmas this year!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply September 19, 2012

      Thanks Ali. They’re cute aren’t they and so easy to make!

  • Karolyn Garcia

    Reply Reply November 20, 2012

    These r the the cutest things ever

  • Pahrumpled

    Reply Reply November 21, 2012

    They are so cute! I suppose you could just use the non-fat cool whip also and maybe a couple of cookie decorations for the eyes!

    Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply November 21, 2012

      You sure could. That would make them even easier to make!

  • Bonnie

    Reply Reply January 11, 2013

    These were a great hit at Christmas. Cute and delicious. How could we use this same idea and recipe and make something for Valentine’s Day? Any ideas???Just cut a v in the top and make them hearts? and hollow out the center to put the filling in? Any other ideas??

    • Claire

      Reply Reply January 11, 2013

      Hi Bonnie. Glad they were a hit! Ooh that’s a good idea. Yes I think probably cutting the V in the top would be good. Maybe filling them with a chocolate cream instead of vanilla cream might be nice?

  • Pauline

    Reply Reply December 22, 2014

    Thanks these look great around and on top a Pavalova in doing them here in NZ this year.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply December 22, 2014

      Pauline that’s a brilliant idea! So festive!

  • Barbara Sadegur

    Reply Reply January 2, 2017

    I noticed for the first time ever these adorable Strawberry Santas….as a “Weight Watcher” myself, I was determined to find a way to get them down to ZERO Points …. and I did! Instead of whipped cream or cream cheese, I used Cool Whip Light…..Bingo! I bravely carried them to a Weight Watcher meeting….people quickly pulled out cameras to take pictures…..I say “quickly” because they were gone in no time! Thank you for this brilliant idea….. love Christmas!a

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