Red & Juicy: 15 Sweet Treats with Strawberries

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Strawberries are just coming into season, and what a treat they are! Juicy, dripping with scarlet juice, and just the right size for snacking. I love a big bowl of strawberries for dessert; they don’t need anything more than a splash of cream to be a luxurious treat. But when I feel the urge to make something just slightly more involved, I turn to one of these recipes. From a delicious icebox cake to the perfect strawberry shake, and from simple strawberry trifles to strawberry milk, there’s something here for everyone.

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• 1 Strawberries, Sour Cream and Brown Sugar – A simple, 3-ingredient dessert, and perhaps my all-time favorite way to enjoy fresh strawberries.
• 2 No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake – Another simple recipe: Strawberries layered with graham crackers and whipped cream.
• 3 Strawberry–Nutella Pop Tarts – A treat for breakfast (or dessert!).
• 4 Stovetop Strawberry Dumplings – Another good treat for breakfast, these dumplings are barely sweet yet oh-so yummy.
• 5 Strawberry Tart with Rich Mascarpone Cream, Dark Chocolate Bits, and a Toasted Oatmeal Shortbread Crust (Plus Ganache) – A mouthful of a name, and one of my favorite tart crusts.

• 6 Make Your Own Strawberry Milk! – Yes, you can make that sweet pink milk at home!
• 7 Strawberry and Balsamic Basil Soda – A sweet, fizzy way to end a summer meal.
• 8 Strawberries with Chimayó Chile – Strawberries with a touch of heat.
• 9 Tofu and Strawberry Tart – A lightened-up strawberry tart.
• 10 Strawberry Milk Cake – Hot pink cake — so sweet and yummy.

• 11 How To Make a Killer Strawberry Milkshake – The perfect strawberry milkshake.
• 12 Gluten-Free Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp – Strawberries and rhubarb under a crunchy topping.
• 13 Clean-Out-the-Freezer Strawberry Trifles – Another simple dessert.
• 14 Strawberry Ice Cream with Cacao Nibs – Sweet strawberries accented by dark, savory cacao nibs.
• 15 Strawberry-Yogurt Popsicles – Summery and light.

Do you have another favorite way to eat strawberries for dessert? We’d love to hear about it!

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