Heart shaped strawberries are a great way to add a touch of sweetness and fun to any meal or occasion. They’re so easy to make with some fresh strawberries and you can use them in a variety of ways.
You can slice them and add them to a salad, layer them on top of a delicious dessert, or even just enjoy them as is with a little bit of whipped cream. Place them on a stick and dip into chocolate to use as decorations for cakes, cupcakes, and other treats. Have them for breakfast in a bowl of yogurt for Valentine’s Day or even Mother’s Day.
Whatever way you choose to use them, this tutorial will show you how to cut heart shaped strawberries for any special occasion!
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- Strawberries – You’ll need fresh strawberries to make heart shaped strawberries. Frozen strawberries will not work as well as they will need to thaw and then they start to get mushy. Look for strawberries that are uniformly shaped and have a good point at the end so that they can truly look like hearts.
For best taste, choose strawberries that are very red with no green or white spots. That’s how you’ll know the strawberry is ripe and has the most flavor. I often find that smaller strawberries have more flavor and are juicier than larger strawberries.
These heart shaped strawberries are very easy to make with a few minutes of time. The steps below with matching photos are meant to help you see the recipe at various stages so that you can make these adorable strawberry hearts perfectly every time.
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How to Use Strawberry Hearts
- Add a few slices of strawberry hearts to the top of your breakfast smoothies, oatmeal or yogurt bowls.
- Spruce up your Valentine’s Day charcuterie boards with strawberry hearts! They’re perfect for meat and cheese boards, fruit platters, or dessert boards.
- Making some chocolate fondue for Valentine’s Day? These strawberry hearts are the perfect dipper. I love to skewer mine onto a lollipop stick before dipping into chocolate. Chocolate strawberry hearts make the most adorable treats!
- Add some festive flair to your cheesecakes, chocolate puddings, and other desserts with a cute strawberry heart!
How to Cut Heart Shaped Strawberries
- 1 lb fresh strawberries, as uniformly shaped as possible
- Wash and dry your strawberries.
- Cut the strawberries in half.
- Place the flat end on the cutting board. Carefully cut a "V" into the stem of the strawberry.
- Round out the sharp tips of the "V" that you cut out to make the strawberry look like a heart.
- For best results, use strawberries that have a uniform shape and an even tip so the bottom of the heart will look realistic.
- Smaller strawberries have more flavor and are juicier than larger strawberries.