We went to Strawberryland (Cameron Highlands) recently so of course we ended up buying a lot of strawberries and ended up with too much strawberries which started to spoil even as we drive back to Penang. So, what can we do with strawberries other than eat it raw as a fruit?
Well, this is what I do with some of the strawberries:
4 – 5 strawberries, diced or choose the really soft and mushy ones
1 cup fresh milk
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 cup crushed ice
1. Place everything inside blender and blend.
2. Serve immediately.
3. Alternatively, you can add some chocolate ice cream too.
This is really easy and can make anytime with any fruit that goes well with chocolate.
250g dark chocolate / cooking chocolate, chopped roughly
crushed roasted peanuts
1. Melt the chocolate inside a heatproof bowl placed over a pan of boiling water.
2. Once it is melted, remove from heat.
3. Dip strawberries into the melted chocolate and then roll it over the crushed peanuts.
4. Place the chocolate-covered strawberries in the fridge to set.
5. Ready to eat anytime.
Enjoy your easy strawberry desserts!
While we are on strawberries, here are some fun facts about strawberries:
1. The strawberry plant, along with the raspberry plant, are in the same family with roses.
2. 100g strawberries = 50 calories = 0g fat
3. Strawberries can be a teeth whitener due to the acids found in the fruit.
4. Strawberries are full of a special substance called ellagic acid which can help fight cancers.
5. Strawberries could reduce cholesterol due to the flavonoids found in the fruit.
6. Eight strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange, that’s 140% of our daily recommended amount.
7. There is a special strawberry museum in Belgium
8. The ancient Romans loved strawberries because they think it could cure a lot of illnesses.
9. Elves loved strawberries too, because according to some old tales, people from certain parts of Europe once believed elves could control how much milk cows produced and that the elves loved strawberries. Farmers tied baskets of strawberries to their cows’ horns as an offering to them.
And finally, strawberries are thought to be aphrodisiacs because:
10. According to folk lores, if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.
11. Newlyweds in France are served a soup made of strawberries, thinned sour cream, borage and powered sugar as an aphrodisiac for the couple.