20 Things To Do With Strawberries

Diane Christofora, creator with husband Vince of Diane’s Kitchen: product selection, recipes and more.

From Diane’s Kitchen

Strawberries are my favorite fruit. I had a hard time limiting my list from 40-plus to just 20 ways to use strawberries. So I made sure we stocked up on all the tools that make cooking with strawberries fun and easy. I also read up on these beautiful fruits.

Did you know…??

  • Strawberries should be eaten as soon as possible and should not be washed until they are ready to eat.
  • Strawberries are extremely fragile. They should be placed in a single layer on a paper towel in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
  • Molded or damaged strawberries should be removed as not to ruin others.
  • Unwashed or unhulled strawberries should be kept in a sealed container to prevent unnecessary loss of humidity.
  • Room temperature or exposure to sunlight for a long time can cause spoilage.
  • The bright red colored conical strawberry is a member of the rose family and has been grown in the wild for centuries.
  • The smaller varieties have a stronger flavor than the bigger ones.
  • Strawberries are rich in vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants with benefits for health, skin and hair.
  • A strawberry is the only fruit whose seeds are visible from outside.
  • Some ripe strawberry fruits are off white or yellowish in color.
  • The name strawberry is a misnomer as it is not a berry at all. It is considered an accessory fruit.
  • A strawberry is an aggregate of several small fruits each containing one seed called ‘aching.’

Boxes of hand picked strawberries in the field

The smaller varieties have a stronger flavor than the bigger ones.

20 Delicious Ways to Use Strawberries

1. Strawberry Cheesecake
2. Strawberry Milkshakes
3. Strawberry Lemonade
4. Strawberry Shortcake
5. Strawberry Sundaes
6. Strawberry Ice Cream
7. Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar
8. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes
9. Strawberry Pie
10. Strawberry Crepes

11. Strawberry and Nutella Crepes
12. Strawberry Trifle
13. Strawberry Pound Cake
14. Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
15. Strawberry on Whole Wheat Waffles
16. Strawberry and Cream
17. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
18. Strawberry Yogurt
19. Strawberry Upside Down Cake
20. Fruit Salad

Diane’s favorite: Strawberries cut up, sprinkled with a little sugar. Simple, easy, and scrumptious! What’s your favorite?