Deviled Strawberries Are This Summer's Perfect Dessert

Sarah Kester
Deviled strawberries
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Move over, ice cream. There's a new dessert sheriff in town, and its name is deviled strawberries!

This berry delicious dish comes from TikTok, the home of many other viral dishes, such as baked feta pasta, cloud bread, and Gigi Hadid's famous spicy vodka pasta.

Deviled strawberries are just the treat you need to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer (and keep you refreshed during those scorching hot days).

Come learn how to make it here!

What comes to mind when you think of summer meals?

Summer drinks
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It is a nourishing salad? A juicy hamburger on a patio during a night with friends? A peachy glass of rosé or ice-cold beer paired with some nibbles? 

Whatever it is, summer food should always be light and deliver a refreshing punch.

It should not require you to stand inside a hot kitchen for too long.

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Ain’t nobody got the AC for that!

This, my friends, is where summer TikTok recipes come in.

They are delicious, creative, and come to you in quick videos that are easy to digest. 

One dish that fits this bill has been dubbed the "BEST" summer salad on TikTok.

Pretty high praise!

The dish, which was shared by @everythingdelish, comes together with a few central ingredients, such as avocado, strawberries, and cherry tomatoes.

Mozzarella adds richness, as does the drizzle of olive oil and fresh basil.

If "hot girl summer" is your goal this year, there are many salad recipes on the app sure to help you achieve your goals.

One creator, for instance, swore that she lost 20 pounds from eating her "hot girl summer" salad every day, along with other vegetables.

So whether your goal is to lose weight or simply eat more vegetables, this salad is sure to satisfy every craving.

Although summer is nothing without iced coffee, you will appreciate a whipped version. 

Enter: whipped coffee. This oldie but a goodie recipe was first shared back in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. 

It only requires a few ingredients to make a coffee that is instagram-worthy. 

Pretty mind-blowing stuff, huh?

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Now, we come to the dish of the (golden) hour: deviled strawberries.

This out-of-the-box recipe was shared by @cookitlikeerica on TikTok.

It's a lot like the original version (minus the egg, of course), as there is a shell with a whipped filling inside.

To prepare it, you start by washing and shelling the strawberries.

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This involves scooping out the inside of the strawberry to leave behind just the outside.

Next, head to your fridge and pantry to grab a mixing bowl and ingredients for the filling.

You'll need these few items:

Strawberry shell
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Room temperature cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.

Blend everything together, melt some chocolate, and then mix everything together in a separate mixing bowl. This is your filling.

Refrigerate for one hour and then, voilà, you have a delicious treat!

Deviled strawberry
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The end result is a creamy, decadent dessert that's lighter on calories, unlike traditional ice cream.

You won't even miss ice cream since @cookitlikeerica says that her treat tastes like a Wendy's chocolate frosty. Yum!

Judging by the comments, TikTok users couldn't wait to try it out!

Deviled strawberry
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"That's like chocolate-covered strawberries on level 5000," one user commented.

"Chocolate-covered strawberries are my favorite so I will be trying these for sure!" another user added.

"Just made these for the wife. Was a huge hit!!" a third chimed in.

It's official: Lizzo's "About Damn Time" is this year's summer jam and these deviled strawberries are now the official dessert of summer 2022!

Get all the deets on how to make them in the full tutorial video below!