Claire's Rabadi with Fresh Fruit
"My sons will eat a quart of strawberries before I have time to wash them, so I don't get too much chance to bake with them. I did recently make a delicious cardamom rabadi—a creamy dessert made from slow-cooked milk. We ate it with fresh strawberries, champagne mangos, and salty pistachios."—Claire A.
Carolyn's Strawberry-Rhubarb Fool
"The strawberry rhubarb combination is pretty standard, and for good reason: it's delicious. This strawberry rhubarb fool is a nice change from pie, and who can resist whipped cream?"—Carolyn S.
Wendy's Strawberry Pizzelle Shortcake
"To make this treat, you'll need: 2 cups Strawberries, 1/4 - 1/2 cup of fine sugar (to individual's taste), 1 tablespoon bourbon, 1 teaspoon water, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, Vanilla Pizzelles (Mine were purchased from local farmer's market)
Rinse and slice the strawberries. Place in bowl with sugar, bourbon and water. Mix gently. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow flavors to meld together.
To make whipped cream: Add vanilla and powdered sugar to heavy whipping cream and whip until soft peaks form. To assemble: Place pizzelle on serving dish, top with strawberries and whipped cream. Place 2nd pizzelle on top and repeat."— Wendy W.
Devany's Deconstructed Ichigo Daifuku
"Strawberries, anko (sweet red bean paste), and bite sized mochi come together in the easiest dish you'll ever make. Great for trying a new
flavor combination from Japan, and best when strawberries are at their peak. Designed for when you are craving Ichigo Daifuku, a traditional wagashi, but you don't want to go to all the trouble of making it."—
Heather's Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
"Strawberries are finally in season, here in Northeast Ohio! I took locally grown strawberries and roasted them, before adding them to a vanilla ice cream base. Oh, and I added in a little chocolate for good measure!"—
Shannon's Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
"These cupcakes are loaded with fresh strawberries and topped with a chilled strawberry cream cheese frosting. Surprisingly light and fluffy, they make the perfect treat for a hot summer day."—Shannon N.
Miranda's Strawberry Shortcakes
"Nothing says summer like strawberry shortcakes! Fluffy biscuits soaked with
strawberry juice, clouds of cream and local berries bursting with flavor.
What could be better?"—Miranda L.
Sara's Strawberry Jam
"Local strawberries are delicious—but being so delicate, their pleasure can be fleeting. Make them into an unfussy jam or add balsamic vinegar for a more refined flavor profile."—
Karin's Strawberry Marscapone Tart
"This is a cool, delicious summer dessert using in-season strawberries."Karin C.
Sara's Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
"This strawberry frozen yogurt is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day!"—
Posie's Roasted Strawberry Oat Bars
"Instead of using jam, I roasted strawberries and made a thick jammy middle layer to the oat crumble. These look simple but people raved over them."—Posie H.
Natalie's Strawberry Shortcake
"My favorite way to use up fresh berries is with classic strawberry shortcake and freshly whipped vanilla bean whipped cream – yum!"—Natalie P.
Lauren's Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
"These cookies (from a Martha Stewart recipe) offer a different take on one of my favorite summer desserts. The end result has a soft and fluffy inside, just like the angel food base of a strawberry shortcake. The sweetness of the strawberries, the richness of the cream, and the lightness of the lemon contribute to a great balance of flavors. I served them with homemade vanilla ice cream, but whipped cream or even a glass of milk would be a nice complement to them. And, they look so pretty with the little bits of strawberry peeking out!"—Lauren V.
Stephanie's Strawberry-Rhubarb Double Crisp
"I adapted this recipe from Dorie Greenspan. She uses crystallized ginger to brighten her crisp up, but I chose an orange and balsamic vinegar for my acidic component. It doesn't take much to improve upon farmer's market strawberries in June, the addition of tart rhubarb complements a walnut oat crisp, that serves as a crust and the topping, make for a delightful summer dessert."Stephanie P.
Roopa's White Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
"I have an inexplicable soft spot for strawberries and white chocolate, so I decided to pair summer's first strawberries with a tender, flavorful white chocolate cake. The cake is made so with a good dose of white chocolate and yogurt and it's topped off with a silky meringue buttercream that's infused with a thick, intense strawberry reduction and a fresh strawberry - preferably a tiny, ruby red, and perfectly sweet one from the greenmarket."Roopa
Susan's Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
"A triple layer strawberry cake with with whipped cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberry puree."—
Rashmi's Pink Peppercorn Meringue with Strawberry Coulis & Basil Syrup
"I love the ethereal lightness of a meringue. Using it as a blank canvas; meringue offers the potential for endless possibilities. My family’s favorite summer dessert was named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova by a chef who wanted to create something “as light and ethereal as the dancer herself. Since Strawberries are in season and herbs like mint and basil are growing rampant in my back yard. I wanted to make a recipe which utilizes the best of summer. The result was: Pink Peppercorn Meringue with Strawberry Coulis & Basil Syrup."—Rashmi P.
Laura's Strawberry Cake
"If I'm not eating fresh strawberries by the handful, I want to enjoy them atop this fluffy and golden strawberry cake. Buttermilk adds a slight tang that complements the sweet berries, and lemon zest adds a floral aroma."—Laura