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3 strawberry cups with a sprig of mint on a white surface

No Bake Strawberry Dessert Cups (Easy + Tips)

These delicious no bake drunken strawberry dessert cups are light, creamy, and refreshing. They’re perfect for entertaining and a cinch to make!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Greek
no bake, strawberry, dessert cups
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8 approximately


  • 1 pound / 500 g strawberries (about 25)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vodka
  • 1 cup (250 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup (28 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 strawberries and mint leaves (optional)


  • Wash and hull the strawberries and then pat them dry.
  • To a large bowl, add the strawberries, sugar, and vodka. Mix everything together. Then cover with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, whip the cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Put it in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and refrigerate it until you're ready to serve. Alternatively, you could use a spoon instead to assemble the cups.

Assemble the Dessert Cups

  • Spoon some strawberries into a glass. You could strain the strawberries first if you don’t want any syrup in the dessert.
  • Pipe some whipped cream on top of the strawberries.
  • Add another layer of strawberries over the whipped cream.
  • Finish with some more whipped cream on top.
  • Garnish with some sliced strawberries and mint leaves, if desired.
  • Enjoy them right away or cover them with plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator. They can be refrigerated for a few hours before serving.


Picture Tutorial & Tips: I have a detailed picture tutorial in my post to help you out with each step of the recipe as well as lots of tips to ensure success.
  • The servings will depend on the size of glasses you use.
  • After you wash the strawberries, pat them dry and try to absorb as much water as you can, otherwise, they’ll get soggy.
  • You could soak the strawberries longer than 1 hour if you want a more intense alcohol flavor - you could even do it overnight. However, keep in mind that the longer you soak the strawberries, the softer they become. Also, macerating them longer creates more syrup.
  • For boozier strawberries, you could add more vodka, if you want.
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