Strawberry season will soon be here and I almost can’t wait! Strawberries are red, small, sweet, and shaped like hearts. How cute are they… I mean really? When I was a kid we would go strawberry picking once during the season and come back with buckets of berries, red rings around our mouths, and full tummies.
Then arriving home we would wash them and transfer them into large bowls. We kept some of them fresh but I remember helping with the prep work for soooo many recipes. So here are five of my favorite strawberry recipes from Pinterest. My family and I have tried them all and I have provided some additional insight to them.
This is recipe is super easy and the most dynamic of them all. If you want to macerate strawberries without instructions or a recipe you can! Just slice strawberries, add sugar, stir and let stand. If you just added the sugar or orange juice as shown in the recipe you can freeze them. Then you can top anything you want with the strawberries once thawed. Put them on top of cereal, ice cream, oatmeal, cake… the list can go on. But my all-time favorite way is to top them on My Grandma’s Old Fashioned Pound Cake with a dollop of whip cream.
Strawberry & Cream Pie
I first tasted this pie in the 80’s when my mother made after we went strawberry picking. I felt like a unicorn princess whenever I ate this. It was that good! If you buy a graham cracker crust instead of making your own, as mentioned in the recipe, you can still have that unicorn princess feeling that I had, just the same.
Strawberry Overnight Oats
I tried this in the fall of 2017 when I during my overnight oats craze, of which I am still on. I tried it just as the recipe directed. However, the frozen strawberries we ok. Some of them were still kind of frozen. But if you use fresh strawberries you are better off. More of the strawberry flavor comes through and you are free from needing the chew frozen bits of strawberry.
Strawberry Mango Salsa
I first tried this recipe with grilled chicken years ago and it was DIVINE. If you want to make it a full meal with the chicken just add rice. And for my vegan friends, this is great with fried plantains, and rice in a burrito!
No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream
No ice cream maker means no problem! Kids can really help towards the end. However, forwarning, they may not be able to wait for it to freeze.
If you try any of them let me know!