Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake (with dairy free whipped cream)

This Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a must make during the summer! With buttery drop biscuits as it’s base, the macerated strawberries are topped with a delicious dairy free coconut whipped cream and make the easiest end to a summer meal. They’ll be loved by all, and nobody will know (or care) it’s gluten free!

gluten free strawberry shortcake recipe with coconut creamGluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

There might be no better dessert out there than a classic Strawberry Shortcake during those hot summer months! While there may be some controversy whether or not Strawberry Shortcakes should be made with a cake or with a biscuit, after trying this gluten free version, you’ll be hooked on the biscuit. This version tops the lightly macerate berries with a dairy-free coconut whipped cream and it’s just so perfect.

How do you make it?

There are three steps to making this gluten free Strawberry Shortcake recipe.

  1. Make the biscuits! This recipe uses the beloved LCK drop biscuit recipe as the shortcake. You can check out this post for more information and helpful hints on this recipe! They can be made up to 1 day head of time.
  2. Macerate the strawberries. This may sound complicated but it’s not! To macerate strawberries you add in a touch of honey and let it sit at room temperature until the delicious strawberry liquid has started to release.
  3. Make the coconut whipped cream. Using an electric mixer, whip the coconut cream until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar or honey and whip a bit more and then you’ll have luxurious coconut whipped cream!

macerated strawberries for gluten free shortcakeTips for Making Coconut Whipped Cream

Our best piece of advice for making coconut whipped cream is to make sure the coconut milk is cold! Leave it in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours to make sure that the cream (or fat) separates completely from the light coconut milk. Then when you are whipping make sure to only scoop the solid cream into the bowl, and leave behind any trace of the milk. It won’t be quite as thick as whipped cream made with dairy, but the luxurious taste more than makes up for it.

We’ve given options for using organic powdered sugar or honey. The powdered sugar gives the cream a better texture and more stability, so we recommend that over the honey. But if you’re avoiding refined sugar, the honey will work fine to sweeten it.

Don’t make the coconut cream too far in advance, and no more than 4 hours before you plan to serve.

Make Ahead Instructions

The simplicity of this dessert is one of the reasons this dessert is so beloved, but there are a few components needed before assembling. To make it easy, make the biscuits up to 1 day ahead of time. The whipped cream and the berries can be made up to 4 hours ahead of time, and chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

You cannot assemble this dish until right when you are ready to serve.

almond flour strawberry shortcake recipe

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Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake

Prep Time 00:20 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 00:45 Serves 6

Ingredients

Gluten Free Shortcake:

Strawberry Sauce:

  • 1 quart (16 ounces) strawberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced cups strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Coconut Whipped Cream:

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Make the shortcake: Make the biscuit dough according to these instructions. Divide into 6 portions and bake for 15 minutes, or until slightly puffed up in the center and golden brown on the bottom. Let cool completely (can be made up to 1 day ahead).
  3. Macerate the berries: In a medium bowl combine strawberries, honey, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, or until the strawberries have softened and released their juices.
  4. Whip the cream: Add the coconut cream to a bowl of an electric mixer, taking care not to add any of the thin coconut milk. Whip the cold coconut cream until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and whip for an additional minute.
  5. To serve: Cut the biscuit in half, top with a scoop of macerated berries, juice and a dollop of whipped cream and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can substitute lactose free ghee for the butter in the biscuits
  2. If you wanted to avoid refined sugars completely, you can substitute honey for the powdered sugar, but the coconut cream will be a bit thin.
  3. This recipe was originally published in May 2015, but updated with new pictures and a change to the recipe. Previously the biscuits were made with 1 cup of flour, but we've updated it to be more accurate when weighing ingredients. See post for more detail.
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Rose Sangria

This Rose Sangria recipe is an easy way to serve a fun summer-y cocktail at a party without having to individually make drinks for each guest. Make this sangria using rosé wine flavored with summer fruit ahead of time and check one thing off your to-do list. It’s refreshing, festive and so delicious.

Pitcher of Rose SangriaRose Sangria Recipe

Are you ready for your favorite new summer cocktail? Rose Sangria is here, and it’s going nowhere all summer long! Of course, we love our FROSÈ recipe, but sometimes you need a big pitcher of a drink you make ahead so you can enjoy your evening with friends.

When entertaining, the last thing you want to do is be stuck by the bar making cocktails all night long. I’ve done it, I do it sometimes, but let’s be real, it’s not ideal. A pitcher of your favorite drink is perfect, so you can actually enjoy your evening, too! We love this pitcher of rosè sangria because it’s fruity, refreshing, and the perfect sangria recipe that everyone will love.

Pouring rose sangria easy

To make Rosè Wine Sangria you need:

  • A Pitcher
  • Serving Glasses
  • A Mixer (to keep that sangria mixed well, mine comes in my bar set)
  • Your favorite Rosè
  • Fresh fruit
  • Orange Liquor
  • Honey or simple syrup of choice
  • Seltzer
  • Ice, for serving
  • And a few other optional, special touches to customize (see below)!

Strawberries and raspberries in sangria

What I love about this rose sangria recipe is that it’s customizable! You can switch up the fruit you add, the liquor, and you can swap the optional liqueurs, too! It’s a fun, colorful drink that can work with basically any dinner menu.

How far in advance should sangria be made?

Sangria should be made at least 2 hours before serving, so all the fruit can mix well with the rest of the ingredient and so that it can have time to chill! Sangria gets better and better as it sits, so even 6-12 hours ahead will be great.

Serving glasses with summer cocktail

Tips for Making the Best Rose Sangria Recipe: 

  • Keeping your sangria cold: Add frozen fruit to keep your sangria cold once removing it from the refrigerator, without watering it down with tons of ice!
  • When to add the ice: Just before serving, stir sangria again and pour into glasses over ice cubes.
  • Fresh Fruit on hand: Have additional fresh fruit on hand to add to your sangria, so your not just serving soggy alcohol-soaked fruit. Spoon fruit into each glass before serving.
  • Picking your wine: Wine, of course, is the center of this cocktail, so choose a wine that is fruity but dry. You don’t need to pick anything too fancy! I like Whispering Angel or La Vielle Ferme.

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Rose Sangria

Prep Time 00:08 Cook Time 00:00 Inactive Time 00:00 Total Time 00:08 Serves 6

Ingredients

Base Sangria:

  • 1 (750-ml) bottle rosé wine of choice
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 cup seltzer water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 oranges, 1 sliced and 1 juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey or simple syrup, more as desired
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1 cup 
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • Ice, for serving

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1/4 cup vodka of choice
  • 1 cup balled watermelon pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced peaches
  • Fresh mint leaves

Directions

1. Place all the ingredients in a pitcher at least 2 hours before serving, and up to 6 hours.
2. Stir to combine. Taste and add additional sweetener as desired.
3. Place ice into glasses. Pour in the sangria and serve!

Recipe Notes

  1. If you want to prepare this the day ahead of time, you can mix all of the ingredients together except the fresh fruit and ice. Add the fruit 2 hours before serving.
  2. Want to keep it cold in a pitcher without diluting the flavor? Use frozen fruit in place of ice cubes.
  3. Make your watermelon balls using a melon baller!
  4. You can substitute gin or tequila in place of vodka
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Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

These Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats are bursting with strawberry flavor and super creamy without actually having any cream. They are rich in fiber with an added dose of healthy fats and antioxidants thanks to the chia seed to help fuel you for the morning. This dairy-free overnight oats recipe is quick to make and you can make a few batches so you can grab and go on your way out the door in the morning. Vegan and gluten-free, and the perfect egg-free breakfast!

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats

This Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats recipe is just what you want to start your day with! You all have been loving our oat recipes and I think this one will be no exception: It’s slightly sweet, full of fiber and bursting with flavor. We love to use freeze dried strawberries because their flavor is concentrated and they last longer than fresh strawberries for make-ahead breakfasts. This oatmeal tastes so creamy without ever adding any dairy at all! Plus, it takes 5 minutes to throw together!

Vegan Overnight Oats

Where can I find freeze dried fruit?

Freeze dried fruit is now commonly found in most grocery stores. Make sure to read the label to check that the only ingredient listed is the actual fruit and does not include any additives. We love the 365 brand of them at Whole Foods.

Freeze Dried Strawberries

Overnight Oats FAQ’s

Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?

Overnight oats are a great and easy on-the-go breakfast! Grab it out of the fridge, cold, top with toppings and enjoy!

Can you make overnight oats with milk?

I use dairy-free milk, like almond milk or cashew milk! You can use any milk you’d like.

How long can you keep overnight oats in the refrigerator?

I keep my overnight oats for up to 3 day in the refrigerator. If it has fresh fruit it will keep for 1 day.

Can you make overnight oatmeal without chia seeds?

Of course. I love the texture they add, and the nutrients, but they’re totally optional!

What kind of oats are used for overnight oats?

I use gluten-free raw rolled oats. You won’t want to use quick cooking oats!

Healthy Overnight Oats

Want to try another overnight oats recipe? Try my popular Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats!

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats

Prep Time 00:05 Total Time 03:05 Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk of choice: almond, coconut, oat, etc (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons chia seed
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried strawberries, divided
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh strawberries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Pulverize half of strawberries to a powder either using your fingers, or placing them in a bag and using a rolling pin to crush them.
  2. Place all ingredients into a jar and mix well to combine.
  3. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve cold with fresh sliced strawberries, or topping of choice.

Recipe Notes

  1. You may add bit more milk to oats when serving depending on your preference, but this is the amount we preferred.
  2. Keep in your refrigerator about 3 days.
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Strawberry Asparagus Salad with Bacon

Strawberry Asparagus Salad [gluten-free, paleo-friendly, dairy-free] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Let’s kick the season off with this Strawberry Asparagus Salad! This salad features all the spring veggies we all love, along with bacon and almonds! It’s also paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and grain-free! Omit the honey in the dressing to make this salad Whole30 compliant!

Asparagus Salad with strawberriesStrawberry Asparagus Salad with Bacon

Spring produce is back! Asparagus, strawberries, radishes, artichokes… I love this time of year. Just when you think the Winter will last forever, the sun starts coming out, there is less and less need for that heavy jacket, and you’re just about ready to turn the grill on permanently. This springtime salad is bursting with flavor and full of nutrients! Sweet fresh and local strawberries combined with salty bacon, nutty almonds, steamed asparagus and perfectly cooked chicken is the ultimate salad!

Here’s what’s in it:

  • Asparagus
  • Bacon
  • Strawberries
  • Almonds
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Baby Spinach (optional)

paleo strawberry spinach salad with asparagus

What to Serve with this Spring Dish

You can either serve this salad over a bed of baby spinach to make a plant based meal or you can add in grilled or pan-fried chicken to make it a rounded protein-packed meal (even though asparagus is a good source of protein), and ta-da, a perfect Spring meal!

asparagus salad recipe

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Strawberry Asparagus Salad with Bacon & Almonds

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:15 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 4 slices nitrate-free bacon
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • Optional: 1 lb grilled chicken breasts
  • Optional: 3 cups fresh spinach

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Directions

  1. Steam asparagus for 5 minutes, or until tender and set aside. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Place on a plate lined with paper towels while you assemble the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Once bacon is done, pour almost all of the bacon fat into a heat-proof bowl or jar and place in the fridge to solidify before disposing of it! Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. Place chicken in the skillet with the small amount of bacon fat. Cook until browned on each side.
  4. Place all of the vinaigrette ingredients into a blender. Blend until well combined.
  5. For serving: Place optional spinach on a serving dish. Top with steamed asparagus, sliced strawberries, almonds, and bacon. Drizzle with dressing and serve with extra dressing on the side!
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Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Slushies

Frose Slushies | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Frose slushies are the ultimate way to celebrate rosé season! Refreshing, minimal ingredients, and so easy to prepare… It’s a Summer cocktail WIN!

how to make frose slushiesFrose Recipe

Rosé, a little honey, frozen strawberries, and lemon makes this summertime cocktail perfection.  I’ve known about the frose trend for some time now but hadn’t tried it until recently, and I am officially hooked!

Earlier this month I was in the Hampton’s for an amazing retreat that I hosted with Liz from The Lemon Bowl and Gina from Skinnytaste. We had such a blast — which you’ll read more about very soon! We visited Bedell Cellars in North Fork, Long Island for a wine tasting on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon, and ended our time there with a refreshing glass of frosé. It was the perfect summer slushie that I knew I had to recreate it for you guys!

So, what is Frosè?

Frose is simply frozen rose! It’s rose wine blended with some frozen strawberries and ice, with just a touch of honey. Most frose recipes tend to be on the too sweet side, but my recipe is sweetened just right using only unrefined sweeteners. It’s basically a blend between a summery frozen cocktail and a glass of wine.

What kind of rose should I choose?

Choose a rose that is full-bodied as the flavor gets somewhat diluted once it is blended. Make sure that it’s a rose that you’d want to drink on it’s own for the best flavor frose.

Frose Slushies | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Here is what you need to make this frose recipe:

  • Rose wine
  • Ice
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Lemon
  • Honey

How to Make Frozen Rose:

  1. Place rose wine, ice, frozen strawberries, lemon, and 2 tablespoons honey or simple syrup in a blender. Blend until well combined. If you made simple syrup, place the extra sweetener in your fridge for later use.
  2. Taste and add more sweetener before serving depending on how sweet you want it! If it isn’t thick enough, add more ice or frozen berries as needed.
Hamptons Retreat Bedell Cellar VinyardPhoto by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography
Hamptons Retreat Bedell Cellar VinyardPhoto by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography

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Rose slushie in a glass

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Frosé (Frozen Rose) Slushies

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:10 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bottle rose
  • 2 cups ice, more as needed
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup honey, or simple syrup of choice

Directions

  1. Place rose, ice, frozen strawberries, lemon, and 2 tablespoons honey or simple syrup in a blender. Blend until well combined. If you made simple syrup, place the extra sweetener in your fridge for later use.
  2. Taste and add more sweetener before serving depending on how sweet you want it! If it isn't thick enough, add more ice or frozen berries as needed.

Recipe Notes

  1. If your frosè isn't thick enough, pour into a baking dish, cover, and place in your freezer for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  2. Basic Simple Syrup Recipe:
    1. Place 1/4 cup sugar of choice and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan.
    2. Cook on low heat until sugar has dissolved.
    3. Set aside to cool and place in the fridge until ready to use.
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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam (Paleo & Vegan)

This Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is the perfect jam made with no pectin! It’s healthy, easy to prepare, kid-friendly, and so delicious. It’s also vegan and paleo friendly!

healthy chia seed jamStrawberry Chia Jam

This healthy Strawberry Chia Jam is made quickly with only 4 ingredients on the stove. No special ingredients or steps are needed to thicken this healthy jam because chia seeds are added in! Chia seeds absorb liquid to help create the right consistency to make this jam thicken up, plus they’re a nutrient powerhouse! Chia seeds are rich and fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids and are readily available in all grocery stores. Now you can make a delicious strawberry jam super quick anytime, perfect for your morning toast, over oatmeal or in your next PB & J sandwich!

Ingredients Needed for this Healthy Jam

  • Strawberries
  • Honey or Maple Syrup
  • Lemon Juice
  • Chia Seeds

chia seed jam in a pot made from strawberries

Are Chia Seeds Paleo?

Yes! Chia seeds are a Paleo-friendly and nutrient-dense. They’re easy to digest and can even aid in digestion by helping this move along! They are also contain omega-3’s which means they’re not only good for your body but also good for your brain!

Can you make jam without pectin?

Absolutely! The chia seeds thicken this jam wonderfully by absorbing a lot of the liquid of the strawberries without having to cook the mixture for hours. As the directions state, we recommend cooking it a bit to get the correct desired consistency, and then after cooking the chia seeds will continue to absorb liquid to thicken up the jam.

What should I do with this healthy jam?

Spoon in healthy strawberry chia jam

How long will this Strawberry Chia Jam last?

Store in a mason jar for up to 10 days in the refrigerator!

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Strawberry Chia Jam

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:20 Total Time 00:25 Yields 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 5 cups organic strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and cut
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

    Directions

    1. In a pot add strawberries, sweetener and lemon juice. Let sit for a 5 minutes to macerate.
    2. Turn on heat to medium and let the mixture come to a simmer, gently mash down the berries. Let cook on a simmer for about 5 minutes.
    3. Add chia seeds, stir and continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often to avoid sticking.
    4. Once thick, remove from heat, let cool and store in air-tight containers for up to one week. 
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