If you're in the mood for strawberry desserts, open your fridge and get to work. There are quite a few recipes that won't use up too much of your time or money. So if you're ready to treat your taste buds, create one of these sweet strawberry desserts:
1. Heavenly Filled Strawberries
This is one of the easiest, most delicious strawberry desserts. All it takes are a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of your time. If you're hoping to make something scrumptious in a rush, this is the snack for you.
3 dozen large fresh strawberries
2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Remove stems from strawberries. Cut an X at the tip of each one, and gently spread them open. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and extract until light and fluffy. Spoon 2 teaspoons into each berry and sprinkle with chocolate.
2. Rhubarb Crisp
Combine ice cream with your favorite fruits for a delicious taste. Make sure you have about an hour to prepare and cook this delicious treat, because the time will be well worth it.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1-1/2 cups fresh blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
Vanilla ice cream
Combine flour, brown sugar, oats, butter, vanilla, and cinnamon. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining mixture into 8-in square baking pan. Top with rhubarb, strawberries, and blackberries. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and water in a saucepan. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Pour in remaining vanilla, and pour over fruit. Top with the remaining crumble mixture and bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream.
3. Strawberry Milkshake
If you're in the mood for a drink rather than a meal, blend your favorite fruit into a delicious milkshake. Creating it from scratch is way better than throwing strawberry ice cream into a blender, so get ready for your taste buds to go crazy.
1/2 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, plus whole strawberries for garnish
2 heaping tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
Combine strawberries, sugar, and vanilla. Set aside for 20-60 minutes. In a large mixer, place the strawberries, ice cream, and milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, and garnish each one with whole strawberries.
4. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This is a classic. If you don't know how to make chocolate covered strawberries, then it's time to learn. They're a great dessert to bring to any party, or to munch on while watching TV in your pajamas.
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 pound large strawberries (about 20), washed and dried well
1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios
Place chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir for 5 minutes, or until melted. Dip each strawberry in chocolate, twirling to coat, and sprinkle with pistachios. Chill for 15 minutes.
5. Strawberry Pops
Feeling a little too hot, and looking for a way to cool down? Well, strawberries don't have to be eaten right out of the fridge. They can be pureed and frozen in order to create a chilly, juicy dessert.
1 1/2 pints strawberries, rinsed and hulled
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup water
Pulse strawberries with sugar and water in food processor until pureed, with some chunks of berries remaining. Pour half of mixture into bowl. Pulse remainder until smooth. Stir puree into the mixture in bowl. Pour into 3-inch molds or cups. Insert sticks. Freeze for 8 hours.
6. Strawberry Soup
This soup might not help you when you're sick, but it'll certainly help you when you're hungry. As long as you have a blender in the kitchen, it won't take long for you to whip up this one-of-a-kind snack. Don't be afraid to brag to your friends about it, because it's doubtful that they've ever tried it before.
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Riesling
1/3 cup sugar
Place all ingredients into blender until smooth. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Garnish with olive oil, peppers, and additional strawberries if desired.
7. Strawberry Pretzel Crostini
In need of finger foods for a party? Well, these will make you appear classy without you having to shell out tons of cash. These little treats may look fancy, but really, they're incredibly simple to make.
2 cups finely chopped strawberries
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
4 teaspoons minced shallot
Pinch of pepper
1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
36 pretzel crackers
Stir together strawberries, basil, sugar, shallot, and pepper. Spread softened cream cheese onto pretzel crackers. Top with strawberry mixture.
Every lover of strawberries needs to try their hand at least one of these delectable treats. What’s your favorite way to each strawberries?