How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes: No-Cook Recipe

June 27, 2021
How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes

Hey, y’all! The Fourth of July is right around the corner; while it is one of my favorite holidays, I love using patriotic decor + constructing red, white, and blue dishes year-round. If you are having a get-together with friends and family, watching fireworks, or attending a cookout this year look no further than this cute, easy recipe. All will love it, as it’s a widely-loved dessert, and you’ll be satisfied knowing that it just took just minutes to complete. I know y’all are going to love learning How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes!

How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes

How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes

The key to making to making the perfect strawberry shortcake is to use homemade whipped cream. You can absolutely use store-bought if you are in a pinch; that said, I have a delicious recipe here on the blog for homemade whipped cream that comes together in 5 minutes or less. You’ll love it! Get the recipe here.

How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes

Frequently Asked Questions: How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes

Where you purchase pre-made shortcakes?

You can purchase pre-made shortcakes in most all of the large grocery chains. You will most often find them located near the fresh fruit. The best part? They are incredibly inexpensive!

Why should I use a pre-made shortcake?

While you can absolutely make your own shortcake (and I recommend you do at some point), I think the store-bought cakes are quite delicious. Taking a shortcut or two in the kitchen will never be frowned upon by me!

How can you make a no-cook recipe special?

Focus on the execution of your construction + elevate with garnishes! Slicing your strawberries in a decorative way on top makes a huge difference to the eye, as does using fresh mint for garnish.

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The Recipe: How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes

How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes

How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes

JC Phelps
Looking for the perfect summer dessert? Look no further than learning how to construct strawberry shortcakes. For a shortcut, use store-made shortcakes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 302 kcal


  • Stand Mixer + Whisk Attachment


For The Whipped Cream

  • 2 c Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 c Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

For The Shortcakes

  • 1 carton strawberries washed
  • 1 package store-made shortcakes
  • 1 bundle mint for garnish, optional


For The Whipped Cream

  • Add heavy whipping cream to the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
  • Add powdered sugar + vanilla extract. Whip on high speed for 3-5 minutes.
  • Whip until the cream forms soft peaks, as pictured, when the whisk is raised.

To Construct Shortcakes

  • Add whipped cream + strawberries on top of shortcakes.
  • Garnish with mint, optional.
  • Serve immediately!


You can also use a large bowl + a hand mixer for this recipe; however, I prefer using a  stand mixer. 


Sodium: 22mgCalcium: 53mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 1173IUSugar: 9gFiber: 1gPotassium: 80mgCholesterol: 90mgCalories: 302kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 18gFat: 29gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 9gIron: 1mg
Keyword how to construct strawberry shortcakes, southern desserts, strawberry shortcake
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How To Construct Strawberry Shortcakes

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