Boozy Stuffed Strawberries are stuffed with chocolate liqueur mascarpone cheese and sprinkled with chocolate shavings. They are the adult dessert you need to be serving at all your summer BBQs.
When it comes to BBQs, dessert is always the last thing I think to make. By the time I realize it, I’ve already made so many salads, veggies and burgers, that I just don’t have the energy to make a dessert. That is where these Boozy Stuffed Strawberries come in. They are party perfect and can be ready in about 10 minutes.
Oh and they’re a little boozy, so it’s even better.
The wonderful thing about stuffed strawberries is they look really pretty on the plate but are easy to make. All it takes is a little crisscross cut in the bottom of the strawberry to make a hole for the stuffing. Then use a piping bag (a ziploc works too!) to squeeze just a small amount of boozy mascarpone cheese inside and sprinkle them with chocolate shavings.
When I first made these Boozy Stuffed Strawberries, I wanted to do a play on the whole “chocolate covered strawberry” thing. This is why I chose to use creme de cacao for the booze in the mascarpone. I love the subtle chocolate flavor. If you want to switch things up a bit, try Kahula or Bailey’s. Either would be wonderful.
Because these Boozy Stuffed Strawberries are in fact, boozy, they are not kiddo friendly. I just make sure that I have some ice cream or regular strawberries and whipped cream on hand for the kids to enjoy. Leaving out liqueur in a few to make them kid friendly is also an option.
You can also easily double or triple this recipe if you want to. And I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything but, you’ll probably want to.
Note: This post was originally published in 2010. It was updated in 2021 with new photos, nutrition information and a video.
KarenMay 18, 2019 at 10:29 am
Great recipe! I made some modifications. First I cut tops off and soaked the strawberries in white rum overnite. I used coconut sugar instead of regular. Also you have to use an electric hand beater for at least 2 minutes to get the correct consistency.
Liz Della CroceJune 21, 2018 at 9:27 pm
Perfect for summer parties! Love it!
JuliaJune 6, 2011 at 9:02 am
Since there were a lot of kids on the guest list I replaced the liqueur with chocolate syrup and used less sugar and skipped the shaved chocolate. Everyone loved it.
EmilyJuly 11, 2010 at 7:40 am
Deeeeelicious! I love the crisscross cut, I’ve always snipped the bottoms so they can stand up right and then cut out a little hole at the top to stuff but I like the way these look more!
KristinJuly 4, 2010 at 10:19 am
I made these for a party yesterday, and people INHALED them. So, so good. My only regret is that I didn’t make more.
Jenn's Food JourneyJuly 1, 2010 at 5:15 am
Would it be bad to want one of those beauties at 6am?? These sounds incredibly good…You’ve out done yourself yet again Des!!
LindsayJune 30, 2010 at 10:15 am
Oh wow, what a great idea! I’ve got a carton of strawberries and some mascarpone cheese that were begging for a purpose – I think I just figured it out :)