Strawberry is an ingredient that works wonderfully in a variety of dishes — whether it’s the whole fruit or just a hint of the flavor added to the mix, the meal will taste brighter. If you want to please yourself with light and luscious strawberry sweets, here are three ideas that you can serve for dessert.
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This is a simple choice for a night when you don’t want to spend a lot of time hovering over a hot stove or a whirring mixer in the kitchen. Making a batch of chocolate covered strawberries takes only fifteen minutes to put together, and another fifteen minutes for the chocolate to cool. Place milk chocolate chips and two tablespoons of shortening in a double-broiler until they melt and stir together until velvety smooth. Wash and dry fresh whole strawberries and then dip them into the chocolate mixture while holding onto the leafy end. Place them on a sheet of wax paper to cool before eating — or you can roll them in crushed nuts, coat them with toasted coconut or sprinkle them with a little bit of sea salt.
- Mochi Ice Cream
This is not your regular scoop of strawberry-flavored ice cream — this frosty snack is a sphere of high-quality ice cream wrapped in a soft layer of mochi, which is sweetened rice dough. The unique texture of mochi and the rich taste of ripe strawberry is an unbeatable combination. The best part about this tasty treat is that you don’t have to make it on your own because you can pick up one box or more in the frozen food aisle. Using the online store locator, you can see where you can find MyMo Mochi ice cream — you can even check out what locations specifically carry strawberry mochi ice cream. If you feel like branching out from strawberry mochi ice cream, you can try one of the other incredible flavors like double chocolate, sweet mango and green tea.
- Strawberry Cheesecake
This will take a lot more effort to make than a handful of chocolate covered strawberries and it will definitely take a lot more effort than picking up a box from a grocery store, but if you are a natural baker you should try to whip up this dessert. Strawberries are a great topping for a decadent cheesecake — instead of weighing the cake down, they will balance out the heavier ingredients. You can follow a unique recipe for a strawberry shortcake cheesecake or you can make a simple cheesecake recipe and coat it with slices of fresh berries.
Chocolate, ice cream and cheesecake are already delicious on their own, but with the addition of strawberries, these sweet treats transcend into desserts that can only be described as heavenly. Answer your craving for strawberries by mixing, baking or buying these dishes that are filled with this light and vibrant flavor — your taste buds are bound to be grateful.