Southern Style Icebox Strawberry Pie

With the hot weather of summer and early fall and icebox pie is always a nice way to put dessert.  When strawberries are in bountiful, this strawberry icebox pie is an easy way to put some fruit on the table, which will be appreciated by all.

Cook’s Note

  • You need to finish with two cups of filling.
  • Making your own whipped cream and pie crust at home is an excellent way to add variety to this pie.
  • However, in a pinch for time or simply for convenience, store-bought whipped cream and pie crust work just fine.
  • This recipe uses a 0.60-ounce package sugar-free strawberry flavored gelatin, which makes it a little firmer.  However, a 0.30-ounce package can be used, and regular sweetened gelatin works equally well.

Icebox Strawberry Pie Filling Ingredients

  • 1 (0.6-ounce) package sugar-free strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 1 (9-inch) pie shell, blind-baked and cooled
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (optional)

Icebox Strawberry Pie Filling Directions

  • Blind-bake pie crust and cool.
  • Wash, hull and dice strawberries and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix gelatin in 1/2 cups cold water and allow to bloom
  •  In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup water and cornstarch until smooth.
  • Bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly on medium; continue cooking and stirring for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove mixture from the heat; stir in bloomed gelatin and sugar (if desired) until dissolved.
  • Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  • Stir in diced strawberries.
  • Pour strawberry pie filling into blind-baked crust and level filling.
  • Put the filled pie in refrigerate and chill for 2 hours or until gelatin has set.
  • Slice pie and garnish each serving with whipped topping and, perhaps, a fresh strawberry half.

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STRAWBERRY BLONDE (SHAKE)

Easy Protein Strawberry Blonde (shake)

Here is the 1960 strawberry blonde recipe, which is a quick any easy way to use some fresh strawberries.

Servings

  • Makes 2 servings

Equipment

  • one blender
  • one measuring cup
  • one paring knife

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries washed, hulled, and diced
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry, red grape, pomegranate juice cranberry, or red jamaica tea (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or the equivalent of your favorite sweetener.

Directions

  • wash, hull, and diced fresh ripe strawberries
  • put strawberries in blender container
  • get crushed ice from your refrigerator or other source and add ice to the blender container
  • poor in milk
  • cover blender container
  • pulse blender until desired texture is achieved, normally a few pulses
  • pour into serving glasses and garnish, if desired

Cook’s note

  • If working with frozen strawberries, use 2 cups diced frozen strawberries and skip the crushed ice in a recipe. This will make a little richer, a little colder, and denser.
  • Whole milk works best, but other types work fine, as well
  • For a thick and extra rich drink try half mil and half yogurt (or greek yogurt)

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EASY PROTEIN STRAWBERRY BLONDE (SHAKE)

Easy Protein Strawberry Blonde (shake)

While reviewing an old recipe for strawberry blonde I realize that it would be super easy to convert that to a protein shake or smoothie depending on how you want to think about it. So, I thought I would give it a try and it worked out nicely. So, here’s my take on the 1960 strawberry blonde high-protein version using minimal ingredients.

Servings

  • Makes 2 servings

Equipment

  • one blender
  • one measuring cup
  • one paring knife

Ingredients

  • 1 eleven-ounce strawberry protein shake, chilled
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries washed, hulled, and diced
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 scoop of strawberry protein powder (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry, red grape, pomegranate juice or red jamaica tea (optional)

Directions

  • wash, hull, and diced fresh ripe strawberries
  • put strawberries in blender container
  • get crushed ice from your refrigerator or other source and add ice to the blender container
  • poor in a strawberry protein shake (I used Atkins)
  • cover blender container
  • pulse blender until desired texture is achieved, normally a few seconds
  • pour into serving glasses and garnish, if desired

Cook’s note

  • If working with frozen strawberries, use 2 cups diced frozen strawberries and skip the crushed ice in a recipe. This will make a little richer, a little colder, and denser.

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How many strawberries to plant per person?

A Basket of Strawberries Near Strawberry Patch
A Basket of Strawberries Near Strawberry Patch

Nearly everyone loves strawberries. However, most of them never even see a strawberry plant, much less grow one. Growing your strawberries, however, can be a fun and healthy alternative to spending money on commercial strawberries in the market or grocery store. Strawberries should be a permanent fixture in a garden. It is hard to predict the number of strawberry plants to order when planting but the following guidelines will help you to know how many strawberries to plant per person.

First, each strawberry plant typically produces about a 1/4 of strawberries annually. Varieties such as Ozark Beauty produce two major crops and a few berries throughout the year. When planted together, they total about 1/4 of total production.

Varieties like Tristar and Tribute (day-neutrals) produce scattered berries over the growing season, and other time s up until the first frost. day-neutrals usually produce a bit smaller strawberries, but they can produce up to a quart in a good environment. Last, the most popular types are June-bearers which produce one main crop of larger berries, totaling more than a quart of the total production.

Freshly Cultivated Strawberry Patch
Freshly Cultivated Strawberry Field

Generally, for fresh consumption, a minimum of six to seven plants per person is required. Thirty to thirty-five well-cared strawberry plants should feed six people. When you are plan on freezing strawberries, fifty to sixty strawberry plants would be advisable – a minimum of ten plants per person. These figures are the minimum. If your family is a voracious strawberry eater, it’s advisable to increase the number of strawberry per person to at least ten for fresh eating and more than a hundred for preserving for year-round consumption.

Make sure you read the information about growing strawberries to get the plants off in the right direction once you have planted strawberry. And, don’t forget that late-season care is essential for the highest strawberry production. The attention you give strawberry plants will determine the number of strawberries you will harvest.

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How to Dry Strawberries in a Dehydrator

Slices of strawberries on dehydrator tray
Slices of strawberries on dehydrator tray

Have you ever tasted a dehydrated strawberry before? If yes, you know how delicious and amazing they are. Dehydrating strawberries is one of the ways you can enjoy their delicious taste.

Thus, in this article, I’m going to share with you tips on how to dehydrate strawberries using a dehydrator. Continue reading and get the concept of dehydrating strawberries at home using a dehydrator.

Freshly harvested strawberries
Freshly harvested strawberries

Ingredients

• One (1) pound strawberries. However, this will depend on the size of your dehydrator; you may opt to work in smaller batches

Directions

  • Wash your berries well and dry them.
  • Removed the leaves and the green parts being careful, not to waste too much of the berry.
  • Slice your berries in 1/8 inch thickness. Put all effort to make sure your slices are as even as possible to ensure they evenly dry
  • If you care about the color of your dried strawberries, you may want to toss them in some lime juice.
  • Once you are done with slicing the strawberries, arrange them well on dehydrator trays. Ensure none is touching the other. This will help airflow as well as allowing them to dry in a proper way.
  • Turn your dehydrator on and set its temperature to about 135 degrees F. (However, this may depend with the instructions from the manufacturer of your machine).
  • They may take about six (6) to fifteen (15) hours to dry.
  • Make sure you’re rotating the trays to ensure they evenly dry, and it will also help in speeding up the process.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

 

This is a quick and easy way to use up a package of frozen strawberries either from the store for the garden and to use up some yogurt either homemade or even store-bought. This is a tasty way to put a nice cool refreshing treat on the table for a warm summer day or just an after dinner dessert.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen strawberries (800g/ 28.2 OZ)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (125g/4.4 OZ)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons honey

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cooking Directions

  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine the frozen fruit, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and honey. Process the mixture until it is creamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve the frozen yogurt immediately or transfer it to an airtight container and freeze it until ready to serve.
  • There are a few important tips for transforming frozen fruit into fabulously healthy Greek frozen yogurt:
  • You can use any type of frozen fruit in this recipe.
  • You can use any flavor and percentage of fat yogurt (Greek or regular yogurt).
  • You can add honey based on the sweetness of the fruit and your own taste preferences.
  • You can add in peanut butter, Nutella, chocolate chips, nuts or any other mix-in involved in your frozen yogurt fantasies.

 

Strawberry Panna Cotta

Strawberry Panna Cotta
Strawberry Panna Cotta

This is a nice low heat way to use up some early summer strawberries. Also, they can make a nice treat for friends and family on a weekday order for entertaining.

Strawberry Panna Cotta Ingredients

Strawberry Panna Cotta Ingredients
Strawberry Panna Cotta Ingredients

  • Cream 250 ml (8 fl)
  • Milk 125 ml (4 fl)
  • sugar – 90 gr (3 oz)
  • half a vanilla pod (can be replaced with 10 grams of vanilla sugar)
  • 1-2 tsp gelatin (depending on the desired consistency, 1 tsp- more tender, 2 tsp- denser)
  • strawberries 300 gr (10 oz)

Strawberry Panna Cotta Directions

  • Pour gelatin 60 ml of cold water and stay to swell for 15-20 minutes

Pouring Gelatin In A Cup To Soften
Pouring Gelatin In A Cup To Soften

Adding Cold Water to Gelatin To Soften
Adding Cold Water to Gelatin To Soften

  • In the saucepan pour the cream 33% milk and add 45 gr (1.5 oz) sugar.

Adding Cream To Saucepan
Adding Cream To Saucepan

Adding Sugar To Saucepan
Adding Sugar To Saucepan

Pouring Milk Into Saucepan
Pouring Milk Into Saucepan

  • Cut the vanilla bean and collect the seeds, put them in a saucepan with milk and cream
  • Heat the mixture to a boil, then cool to room temperature.
  • After it has cooled, add it to gelatin (remember that at high temperatures gelatin loses its gel-forming properties)

Putting Gelatin Through A Screen To Deal With Any Lumps
Putting Gelatin Through A Screen To Deal With Any Lumps

  • Pour the mixture over the glasses and put in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

Serving Glasses With Panna Cotta, Ready For Refrigeration
Serving Glasses With Panna Cotta, Ready For Refrigeration

  • If you have a mixture left, you can pour it into a silicone mold and refrigerate

Extra Panna Cotta Mix In Silicone Mold For Refrigeration
Extra Panna Cotta Mix In Silicone Mold For Refrigeration

  • Add to the strawberries and sugar, then blend until smooth

Blending Strawberries And Sugar In A Mixing Bowl
Blending Strawberries And Sugar In A Mixing Bowl

  • We take out the chill pannacotta from the refrigerator and pour strawberry jam on top and decorate with mint.

Topping Panna Cotta With Strawberry Jam
Topping Panna Cotta With Strawberry Jam

Bon appetit!

    Two Presentations Of The Strawberry Panna CottaTwo Presentations Of The Strawberry Panna Cotta

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