Easy Strawberry Recipes
We have had a glut of strawberries recently from our visits to the fruit farm, and oh what a joy it has been! The excess of strawberries lounging in our fridge has forced us to explore a whole variety of recipes that have made for very happy family desserts here. So I thought it was time for a round-up of our best finds. starting with the the classic Chocolate Fondue.
Chocolate Fondue Fruit Dip
- 200g milk or dark chocolate, depending on your preference
- 200ml double cream
- Heat the cream and broken up chocolate together in a heatproof bowl, set over a pan of simmering water, stirring all the time until smooth and glossy.
- Pour into a heatproof serving bowl and use forks to dip fruits of your choice, or marshmallows.
More easy strawberry recipes
Try this wonderful, creamy, strawberry colada ice-lolly. Simply whizz up the ingredients in a blender, and freeze! And the beauty of these is they can be made for kids, or with added rum for a grown-up barbeque dessert treat.
Gorgeously refreshing, this strawberry mojito mocktail is fresh and zingy, and simple to make with a few basic ingredients. Serve virgin, or with added rum, over crushed ice, for a quenching drink on a hot day.
Or turn your drink into a sorbet; the same ingredients, with some added icing sugar, and an ice-cream machine (you can use the freezer method if you don’t have a machine) will give you a delicious sorbet dessert.
Pavlova is always a favourite for a special summer dessert, but making a meringue is sometimes overkill when you just want a quick dessert for a family dinner. We take a shortcut but whipping up some cream, dolloping onto a ready-made meringue nest, and topping with strawberries. Simple!
If it’s cake you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with this strawberry and vanilla cream cake by Emily at A Mummy Too. A fresh strawberry take on the classic victoria sponge, Emily says it’s so easy a preschooler could make it!
Or if you want a cake that’s a bit more out there – but still equally as easy – try this Strawberry and Elderflower Eton Mess cake from Jenny Paulin. I know my kids would LOVE decorating this one!
If you need a fast and impressive dessert, I love the look of this Strawberry and Lemon Cheesecake Sundae from The Crazy Kitchen. A pudding that tastes just like a cheesecake, but is ready in half the time, and appeals to the kids is a definite winner in my book, and it wouldn’t even matter if the strawberries were on the turn for this one.
Finally, Sarah’s recipe for strawberries and cream cocktails looks gorgeous for adults, but you could easily make a non-alcoholic version by substituting the vodka with elderflower cordial or grape juice.
What have I missed? Any quick and easy strawberry recipes you can share with me? I have lots left!