Fresh summer strawberries are one of the most popular fruits available. We typically pick them from a nearby strawberry field as long as the season lasts. It is a fun weekend activity. Eating fresh strawberries straight from the field is the best. After a day of successful strawberry picking we get busy in the kitchen and turn this delicious summer fruit into all sorts of sweet delights. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. These are all essential nutrients that support the body’s daily functioning. Incorporate more strawberries into your diet by adding them to a salad, Greek yogurt or into a fresh smoothie. Our recipes are not necessarily for the calorie-conscious consumer, but super delicious and a treat now and then does not hurt.
1. Strawberry Limes
This is the kind of drink that tastes like summer. You want to sip on it while enjoying the hot weather on your front porch, backyard, poolside or the beach. It is refreshing and goes down easy.
- 600 g / 21.2 oz Fresh Strawberries
- 100 g / 3.52 oz Sugar
- 100 ml / 3.52 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 100 ml / 3.52 oz Cold Water
- 330 ml / 11.65 oz Vodka
Wash, remove leaves and cut strawberries into small pieces. Blend strawberries in a food processor, add sugar, lemon juice, water and vodka. Blend again until all ingredients are fully combined and the sugar is resolved. Sterilize the bottles with boiling water. Fill bottles immediately and store in the refrigerator. Kept in the refrigerator it is good for about 10 days. Enjoy this summer party drink chilled on ice or combine it with Prosecco. Cheers!
2. Homemade Strawberry Amaretto Jam
We make our own jam during fruit-bearing season and we end up with about 50 jars to last the whole year. The benefit of making your own jam is that you know exactly what you are putting into each jar. Homemade jams taste awesome and these delicious “spreadable,” fruits are also free from any artificial flavors or preservatives. One of our favorite recipes is this strawberry jam.
- 1 kg / 35.28 oz Fresh Strawberries
- 500 g / 17.63 oz Dr. Oetker Preserving Sugar 2:1 or any other Jam Sugar
- 2 to 3 Elderberry / Elderflower Blossoms
- 4 tbsp Amaretto (optional)
Wash, remove leaves and cut strawberries into small pieces. Blend strawberries and add Amaretto and elderflower blossoms. Let the alcohol soak in overnight. Add preserving sugar to the strawberry mixture and boil strawberries according for a couple of minutes until mixture starts to thicken. Sterilize the jars with boiling water. Fill jars immediately and close them tight. Enjoy your homemade jam on pancakes or toast.
3. Healthy Strawberry Ice Cream
This is the fastest ice cream you will ever make and you only need two ingredients. Make sure you use really ripe bananas, otherwise your ice cream won't be sweet enough.
- 450 g / 15.87 oz Fresh Strawberries
- 4 Ripe Bananas
Wash, remove leaves and cut strawberries into small pieces. Peel bananas and slice them as well. Place fruits into a food processor and blend them until you have a smooth texture. Fill your ice cream into a container, we usually use a loaf pan, and freeze for two to three hours or until firm. Enjoy this delicious and healthy summer treat with berries on top or sprinkles of coconut flakes.
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