I love strawberry season! I love it when strawberries are super cheap and in abundance, they make me want to get my bake on. These 16 ways to use strawberries mean that you too can get baking and enjoying this season!
I've got 16 ways to use strawberries for you...just so that you can make the most of this delicious time of year. Whether muffins, scrolls, or bliss balls tickle your strawberry, I've got an idea for you in this list that you will love.
So go and grab a few punnets while they are cheap and make the most of them whilst they are in season! You can freeze most of these treats too- meaning they are great for extending the strawberry season. Perfect for getting lunchbox treats ready and stocking the freezer for back to school.
What to do with strawberries that isn't baking?
- dehydrate them at 60 degrees in the oven for 4 hours or use a dehydrator like me. I have an Optimum P200 Dehydrator (this is an affiliate link)
- chop them and freeze them, I take their tops off and halve them
- make jam
- freeze them pureed for putting into baking at another stage
- make smoothie packs with other fruit to dump into the blender
- put them on top of cereal
- use them with cream cheese in wraps to substitute jam
A great tip for strawberries is to use them whilst they are at their freshest, or freeze! Frozen strawberries are great for baking, smoothies or blending, but won't work well eaten straight.
I give them a quick rinse then pat dry. After that, I store them in a container in the fridge with a piece of paper towel underneath them to absorb any additional
Wash them and dry them, then either chop or freeze whole on a baking sheet or chopping board. When frozen you can move them to containers.
yes, but they tend to become a bit soggy. After freezing strawberries will be best when used in baking or smoothies.
Up to 3 months is a good guide. Although I have to admit I have used older ones, that had a little freezer burn in baking.
I find that the smallest strawberries are the sweetest ones! In the supermarkets they tend to be really big and not taste like strawberries at all. But buying from a farmers market or even picking your own usually results in much more intense strawberry flavour.