Nothing tastes better than a freshly picked strawberry, unless it’s a freshly picked strawberry covered in sugar, or whipped cream, or dipped in a fantastic sweet dressing, but that’s not exactly healthy. Luckily, there are other wonderful (and healthy!) ways to eat them so that you can make the most of strawberry season with these strawberry recipe ideas.

Pick Your Strawberries

If you’re in an area where fresh strawberries are grown, utilize those strawberry farms! Don’t just go to your local grocery store, it’s much more fun to pick your own. Make it a family trip or a date day for your partner: grab a bucket and walk aisle after aisle picking fresh strawberries and making plans for them.

Make Your Own Ice Cream

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, get one. With it and a few other simple ingredients, you can create a delicious cold treat for the whole family. During strawberry season, the tastiness of these treats climbs to new heights when you get to include those fresh picked strawberries. Find a great recipe for homemade strawberry ice cream, and make this a fun family activity for everyone.

Make a Beverage

Utilizing fresh strawberries for homemade beverages is a great choice because it’s tasty, fresh and pretty. Make a strawberry lemonade for the kids while they play in the sprinkler while you watch them and enjoy fresh strawberry slices in your water.  

There are numerous ways to enjoy your fresh strawberries in the middle of strawberry season.

Take advantage of this tasty time with these strawberry recipe ideas so that when it’s over, you’ll have fond memories of good treats and you’ll be excited and ready for next season.