One of the greatest things about summer is fresh strawberries. While you can find this fruit all year long, thanks to advances in shipping processes, strawberries are much more affordable when they are in season in your area. Many farms will even allow you to pick your own strawberries, cutting the price even more. But, what do you do with all those strawberries once they’ve been bought? Many people get home and may have one good recipe that they use, but that quickly gets boring. This strawberry season, turn those strawberries into one of these easy recipes.
Easy Recipes Made with Strawberries #1: Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry shortcake is a Southern delicacy. While strawberry shortcake was once prepared using biscuits, you can make this recipe even more delightful by using pound cake. You can either make a pound cake from scratch or you can purchase one from your bakery. To prepare this recipe, you will need one pound of strawberries, strawberry pie filling, a tub of Cool Whip, and a loaf-sized pound cake. Slice the strawberries and mix them with the strawberry pie filling. Cut the pound cake into slices and place two slices on a plate. Top with the strawberry mixture and then with Cool Whip. This recipe really is easy, but it’s also quite delicious.
Easy Recipes Made with Strawberries #2: Strawberry Smoothies
Strawberries are perfect for healthy recipes, like smoothies. To prepare this easy recipe you will need a half of pound of strawberries that have had their stems removed, 1/4 cup orange juice, one cup fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt, and one banana that has been cut into manageable pieces. Add everything to a blender and mix until well combined. This easy recipe also works well with frozen strawberries because it gives the smoothie an icy texture.
Easy Recipes Made with Strawberries #3: Creamy Strawberry Pancake Stacks
Everyone gets tired of plain pancakes. But, during strawberry season you can turn pancakes into a gourmet breakfast. For this easy recipe you will need three frozen pancakes that have been heated according to the package, 1 cup ricotta cheese, Â¼ cup powdered sugar, Cool Whip, and Â½ a pound of sliced strawberries. Mix the ricotta and powdered sugar. Place one pancake on the plate and then add the cheese mixture and 1/3 of the sliced strawberries. Repeat this process and top with the last pancake. Then add Cool Whip and the last of the strawberries.
Easy Recipes Made with Strawberries #4: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
A wonderful way to end a romantic meal is to serve chocolate covered strawberries. To prepare this easy recipe, you will need one pound of cleaned strawberries, one 12 ounce package of chocolate chips, a double boiler, and wax paper. Melt the chocolate in the double boiler and then dip the strawberries into the melted chocolate. The easiest way to do this is to hold onto the stem and dip quickly. Then place the strawberries on wax paper and move to the refrigerator. It will take less than an hour for the chocolate to harden.