The Strawberry Recipes We Can’t Ignore

04-Oct-2018 07:56 PM

Australian strawberries have been making a splash in the news recently - and not for great reasons. But rather than steering clear of strawberries, it’s more important than ever to support the Australian farmers who have worked so hard to bring us delicious fruit and whose livelihoods will be significantly impacted because of the current issues and the subsequent mass dumping of strawberries.

It’s important to support the industry, and berry season is in full swing, so let’s enjoy it! Buy from a farmers market or, for added fun, head out and pick your own at a strawberry farm in your area.

Strawberries are delicious, even just by themselves, but they really come into their own when paired with other great flavours. Below we’ve compiled some of our favourite strawberry recipes to give you some inspiration for what to do with this delicious fruit.

Inventive ways to use your strawberries 

Desserts

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trawberry Pavlova - No Australian spring/summer is complete without pavlova. In this variation the strawberry is the hero. Click here
Strawberry Shortcake - This popular American dessert dates back 150 years or so and is a classic for a reason. Click here for the recipe.

Cocktails & Mocktails

Strawberry & Cognac Sangria - The perfect summer cocktail. Make it a day in advance for best results. Get the recipe here
Union Square Cocktail - If the sound of strawberries, gin and basil sounds like a match made in heaven you’ll love the union square cocktail. Click here to get the recipe.  
Strawberry Mojito Mocktail - This mocktail is made with fresh strawberries, lime, and mint. A refreshing summer drink that the whole family can enjoy. click here for the recipe.

Frozen treats 

Strawberry Smoothie - Smoothies are a great way to boost your fruit and veg intake. Chop up ingredients in advance and stick them in the freezer so you can just pop them in the blender when you’re ready to go.
Homemade Strawberry and Watermelon Ice Cream - Homemade ice cream is still in reach, even if you don’t have an ice cream machine. All you need is a freezer and time. Click here