Strawberries typically fly off of grocery store shelves when they are in season. In fact, according to World's Healthiest Foods, they're the most popular berry in the world. These bright red berries are also nutritious and contain high amounts of Vitamin C. Although strawberries are naturally sweet, some people add sugar to enhance the taste. Depending on your preferences, you can also use other sweeteners, both natural and artificial.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar to a bowl of strawberries and toss together, or dip the strawberries into the sugar. Plain sugar is typically, but you may also try brown sugar for a caramelized flavor, or combine sugar with about a tablespoon of cinnamon and dust it over the strawberries.
Dip the strawberries in milk, white, or semi-sweet chocolate. You can either dip and eat them right away or leave them on parchment paper until the chocolate hardens.
Add a large dollop of whipped cream to a bowl of strawberries. Eat them or use the pairing on top of other desserts.
Add artificial sweetener to your bowl of strawberries. Most sweeteners are actually sweeter than sugar, so add one packet at a time and taste as you go.
Add a tablespoon of honey, maple syrup, agave nectar or other types of syrup to a bowl of strawberries. Leave them overnight to allow the strawberries to soften and develop a sweet strawberry-flavored syrup.
If you end up with strawberries that are too sweet, simply add more to your bowl and mix well.
- World' Healthiest Foods: Strawberries
- Epicurious; Sweetened Strawberries';April 2000
- Southern Oregon; The Whole Dish; Sara Lemon; May 2011
- Food Network: Strawberries and Cream with Macadamia Nuts
- How to Make Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Delight; February 2009
- My Recipes: Ricotta with Strawberries and Honey