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Fresh strawberries combine with powdered sugar and cream to make this the best fresh strawberry glaze recipe! This easy 4 ingredient recipe makes a bright and creamy glaze that is perfect to top a small batch of scones, muffins, and even cookies.

Fresh strawberry glaze in a small glass jar surrounded by pastries.

Fresh Strawberry Glaze

This recipe practically happened by accident.  As I was testing a batch of breakfast treats, I had a small handful of leftover strawberries.  Rather than toss them into my smoothie, I decided to blend them with a little powdered sugar and cream.  And poof – the creamy strawberry glaze was born.

Even the tastiest baked breakfast treat can be dressed up with a little glaze.  And with my new-found creation, it was all I could do from eating it straight off the spoon.  This glaze celebrates the beloved springtime berry in all its forms.

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Sweet
  • Unapologetically Pink!

Can This Also Be Considered A Strawberry Icing?

Yes!  The ingredients are the same for an icing you would see on a loaf cake and even cinnamon rolls. As written, the recipe yields a creamier and softer glaze.  Which makes is ideal for a breakfast pastry.

However, to make the strawberry glaze a thicker icing – like royal icing on a batch of sugar cookies – all you need to do is double the amount of powdered sugar.

A small glass jar full of creamy strawberry glaze.

Simple List Of Ingredients To Make Strawberry Glaze

Really, there are only 4!

  • Fresh Strawberries – I may be a little insistent on using fresh for the flavor.  Though, if you want to use frozen, thaw and drain them.
  • Powdered Sugar – The powdered sugar is what gives the strawberry glaze its ‘glaze-worthy’ consistency.
  • Heavy Cream – The heavy cream will loosen the glaze a bit and impart its signature creaminess!  You can opt for dairy-free by using coconut cream from a can – which happens to be my favorite and will make the glaze extra creamy.  Or, feel free to use dairy alternative you like.
  • Salt – Just a little salt to balance and enhance all the flavors.
Fresh strawberries spilling out of a small white bowl.

Fresh strawberries are the best to impart bright and bold flavor. Especially when in season, I will always recommend to use fresh fruit!

Suggestions For How To Use STrawberry Glaze

The options are almost limitless on what you can use the berry glaze on.  But the most convienient list would be:

A fresh baked scone drizzled with fresh berry icing.


Which is better – fresh or frozen strawberries?

I will always recommend fresh fruit, especially when in season. Simply for a brighter, bolder flavor. Frozen will work – but they will need to be thawed and drained of excess liquid.

Does the strawberry glaze harden?

The glaze will be creamy and thick, but it won’t harden like a cookie icing does. You can certainly add more powdered sugar to make an icing the hardens.

Can I make the glaze dairy free?

Yes! Swap in coconut cream from a can (my favorite) for a super creamy glaze. Or any dairy alternative you like.

How long will the glaze last?

Keep the strawberry glaze in a covered container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature, stir, and if needed – add a small splash of cream to loosen – when ready to use

Close up of creamy berry icing in a glass jar with a spoon.

Fresh Strawberry Glaze Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings
Fresh strawberries combine with powdered sugar and cream to make this the best fresh strawberry glaze recipe! This easy 4 ingredient recipe makes a bright and creamy glaze that is perfect to top a small batch of scones, muffins, loaf cake, and even cookies.
Prep10 minutes
Total10 minutes



  • ¼ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons heavy cream
  • pinch salt


  • In a blender, add the strawberries, powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon cream, and salt. Blend until smooth. Add more cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, to achieve desired consistency. Note – If using frozen strawberries, thaw and drain before blending.
    ¼ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen, ½ cup powdered sugar, 1 to 3 teaspoons heavy cream, pinch salt
  • Optional – Strain the glaze through a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl to remove the seeds.
  • The glaze is ready to be used immediately on you favorite baked treat! Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature to use and, if needed, add a small splash of cream and stir to loosen.
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  • Serving Size – The recipe is a small batch recipe that is easily doubled.
  • Yield – As written, the glaze will be enough for 4 scones, small loaf cake, or small batch of muffins.  For a donut glaze, I recommend doubling the recipe.
  • Strawberries – Fresh or frozen will work.  If using frozen strawberries, you will want to thaw and drain them, otherwise you will end up making a smoothie! 
  • Glaze Consistency – The strawberry glaze will be thick and creamy, but it will not harden.  To make more of an icing that hardens, double the amount of powdered sugar. 
  • Storage – Store the glaze in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.  I do not recommend freezing the glaze.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Erin Cernich


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 0.4mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.03mg
Nutrition information is calculated by a third-party and should only be considered an estimate and not a guarantee.
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