A British summer just wouldn’t be the same without a bowl of sweet strawberries. They’re at their juicy best from May to September, and absolutely delicious served simply with a good covering of cream. But they’re so versatile, there are lots of ways to enjoy them.
If you’re feeling fancy, whip up Jamie’s next-level version of that British classic, Eton Mess; the kids will love cooling down with a refreshing strawberry smoothie ice lolly; or for those times when you have a few that are on the turn, a homemade jam will give you the taste of summer even in winter. But if you’re looking for a taste sensation, our Italian risotto with strawberry and balsamic will hit the spot.
So come on, get into the spirit of summer with our gorgeous strawberry recipes.
Strawberry buckwheat pancakes
Serve up the sweetest breakfast with a plate of well-balanced strawberry buckwheat pancakes. Great for vegans, and full of the good things, it really celebrates the flavour of the fruit, although any type of berry will work well here.
Eton Mess is simply a smasher of a pudding, and this one takes it to the next level. With a melted chocolate and toasted nut topping and vanilla-laced cream, it’s perfect for those special summer feasts. Plus, it’s guaranteed to be gone before you can say ‘tuck in’!
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Easy Eton mess
Need a quick Eton-Mess fix? This is the recipe for you. Using just six ingredients and taking just 10 minutes to whip up, it’s just what you need for those impromptu parties. There’s no excuse not to give this one a go.
Pimm’s & strawberry cobbler
Cobblers are one of those classic puddings that give you the biggest hug from the first bite. This recipe celebrates juicy sweet strawberries, soaked in the classic British summer drink, Pimm’s, then topped with dollops of golden biscuit. Delicious served with vanilla ice cream, if you fancy.
Smoothie ice lollies
When the sun’s out (and the roof is down), these simple ice lollies are a great way to keep the kids cool – and happy. They’re nutritious and simple to make, too, with oats to help keep little ones going for longer.
Summer strawberry tarte tatin
Strawberries and Pimm’s once again pair up for the perfect flavour combo in this tarte tatin, although there are so many variations you can try. It’s the mix of soft, sweet fruit, sticky caramel and light puff pastry that makes this pud particularly heavenly.
Incredible homemade strawberry jam
For those times when you have too many strawberries, or a punnet that’s on the turn, make this jam. And it’s easier than you might think. Delicious simply spread on toast, spooned over rice pudding or as a filling for a Victoria sponge, this recipe is brilliant – perfect for a taste of summer whatever the season.
Wimbledon-inspired strawberry fro-yo
This easy and mega-quick summer pud – inspired by the iconic strawberries and cream served up at Wimbledon – is sure to hit the spot on a hot summer’s day. Refreshingly fruity and creamy, it’s the perfect sweet treat.
The bellini is the ultimate summer aperitif. In this version, fresh or frozen strawberries would work brilliantly, but feel free to mix up the fruits to put your own twist on it.
For more summer recipes, check out our beautiful collection of veg dishes.