The snow is falling outside, the temperature is dropping, and it’s starting to feel like winter. Summer is typically the most popular time to indulge in strawberry treats, but thanks to advances in modern strawberry farming, these delicious red berries can be enjoyed year-round. This article offers the best strawberry recipes you can enjoy this winter:
Strawberry bread is an excellent treat for cold and snowy days because it’s soft and sweet. It is great for snacking on during your break at work or school. It is also a great dessert to enjoy with friends or family. If you want to add even more flavor, try serving it with homemade strawberry jam.
- 2 cups of finely chopped strawberries
- 1 cup of white sugar
- Butter for greasing a pan or 8×8 inch baking dish
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3 ¼ cups of flour
You can also add some cinnamon if you want to deepen the flavor. It won’t change the nutritional value of this recipe.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Mix the wet ingredients. Add the batter and gently fold in the strawberries. Pour the mixture into a baking pan and top with any leftover strawberries. Bake your bread until the sides are golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars or squares.
If cold weather has you stuck indoors, strawberry bars are a great treat to make with your family. This recipe is delicious but not excessively sweet. The strawberries are the star of this recipe, so make sure to use high-quality strawberries that are rich in flavor.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (substitute with cream cheese for extra decadence)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup chopped strawberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 10-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add softened butter and stir. Press half of the mixture into the prepared pan, reserving the remaining mixture for future use. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top and edges appear dry.
Melt the margarine until it bubbles over medium heat. Remove from heat before the margarine caramelizes. Stir in vanilla extract until smooth. Blend the strawberries into an extract, then add and stir well to dissolve any lumps. Pour over crust after removing from oven and let cool completely before cutting into bars.
Apple and Strawberry Crumble
A traditional apple and strawberry crumble is a great option for cold and snowy days because of its simplicity. Strawberries from California are available at supermarkets year-round, so getting the ingredients needed for this recipe is easy.
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (or substitute 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg white, beaten until frothy
- 3 cups sliced strawberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a pie plate. Whisk together flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. Put butter and cream cheese and mix until combined. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Mix in vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
Stir in the strawberries. Pour into prepared pie plate—bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Strawberry Ice Cream
Strawberry ice cream is one of the most popular flavors available in the market, thanks to its unique taste and fun pink color. Strawberries are the critical ingredient to homemade ice cream, so use superior strawberries sourced from farms known for quality.
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 cup heavy cream
Whisk together cream and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add the heavy cream and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until smooth. Add your strawberries. Depending on your preferred texture, you can either finely chop the strawberries or crush them in a blender.
Pour the mixture into a bowl over an ice bath and stir until completely cool. Freeze for at least one hour. For garnish, you can top the ice cream with fresh strawberries or strawberry jam.
Enjoy These Strawberry Recipes
These strawberry recipes are a great way to think about different ways to enjoy and utilize strawberries. They can also serve as a good resource for your cookbook. If you have friends and family visiting during winter, you can surprise them with homemade strawberry desserts.