Who doesn’t love strawberries? Now is the time to go strawberry picking or find the best strawberries in the shops, as we are entering peak season for UK strawberries! The UK strawberry season currently runs from May through to October, giving you 5 long months to make the most of this wonderful fruit.
What Can You Use Fresh Strawberries For Over Strawberry Season?
As well as being delicious to eat fresh from the field, strawberries can be used in part of many other tasty ways! If you want to enjoy this fruit, but can’t think of anything to make with them other than strawberries and cream, then we’ve got some great recipes that you can try at home.
Strawberry and Almond Crumble
There are not many puddings as British as this one, using English-grown strawberries alongside the classic crumble top! This recipe is extra special as it adds ground and flaked almonds for extra crunch and a moreish taste!
Ingredients: strawberries, caster sugar, ground almonds, vanilla extract, plain flour, baking powder, butter, flaked almonds, demerara sugar and double cream.
Find the recipe at Nigella.
Fresh Strawberry Milkshake
Throw away the Nesquik powdered milkshakes and replace it with this luxurious ice cream based concoction! Nothing beats the taste of fresh strawberries combined with vanilla ice cream… and it’ll taste even better in our stylish 500ml Quattro Stag Glass Drinking Jar!
Ingredients: strawberries, vanilla extract, vanilla ice cream and milk.
Find the recipe at My Recipes.
You’ve heard of rosé wine, but now we have Frosé! This fragrant drink is ideal from summer garden parties as it is essentially a grown-up slushie.
Ingredients: dry rosé wine, strawberries, caster sugar and lemon.
Find the recipe at BBC Good Food.
No-Cook Strawberry Jam
Always fancied making jam but can’t be bothered with the mess that boiling fruit and sugar creates? Then check out this no-cook jam recipe! We’ve got plenty of jars that you can use to store your jam in as well.
Ingredients: strawberries, caster sugar, liquid pectin and lemon juice.
Find the recipe at Great British Chefs.
The Queen of all cakes in this great country; the Victoria Sandwich is best served with fresh strawberries instead of just using jam as the filling.
Ingredients: unsalted butter, caster sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, self-raising flour, baking powder, milk, double cream, vanilla pods, strawberries and icing sugar.
Find the recipe at Jamie Oliver.
This strawberry mousse recipe is so easy, with only 4 ingredients needed to make it! All you need to serve up are some small pots or dishes, which you can find in our wide selection of dessert jars!
Ingredients: egg whites, golden caster sugar, strawberries and double cream.
Find the recipe at Olive Magazine.
Kentish Strawberry Vodka
Strawberries are synonymous with Kent, so why not celebrate this Great British food by creating liquor out of them? It’s so simple to combine fruity flavours with vodka, just throw your fruit in a bottle of vodka and leave it to infuse!
Ingredients: strawberries and vodka.
Find the recipe at Macknade Fine Foods.
Bircher Muesili is a fantastic breakfast alternative to all the sugary cereals that you find on supermarket shelves these days! It’s really easy to put together and you can even make it ahead to save time on busy mornings.
Ingredients: apples, rolled oats, raisins, sunflower seeds, chia seed, a plan-based milk (such as soy, almond or cashew milk), honey (optional) and strawberries.
Find the recipe at BBC Good Food.
Raspberry and Strawberry Oaties
Looking for a quick and easy dessert or after-school snack that that your kids will love? Look no further! This delightful tray-bake is full of squidgy, fruity goodness, with a moreish oaty base and topping.
Ingredients: self-raising flour, salt, margarine, rolled oats, caster sugar, raspberries and strawberries.
Find the recipe at Tesco Real Food.